UMBC Professor Lisa Moren selected as CIRCA-IMET Artist in Residence, Spring 2019
CIRCA and the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology (IMET) are pleased to announce that UMBC Visual Arts Professor Lisa Moren has been selected as the inaugural CIRCA-IMET Artist in Residence. Her project FLOCKING: A Social Narrative in Marine Biology will be supported in Spring of 2019.
Professor Moren's project will investigate marine bio-mimicry, documenting chaotic patterns found in nature that are difficult to visualize, such as flocking, murmurations, and "organic differentiation." The goal is to simulate found bio-phenomena digitally, allowing the public to experience it through virtual reality and digital fabrication.
The residency awards the selected artist research support funds, a course release and a studio space on the IMET campus. Professor Moren will have opportunities to engage scientists and to present work and have discussions with IMET stakeholders, including faculty, students, start-up companies in the IMET Harbor Launch business incubator and partner institutions. Professor Moren will share her residency work in a public program when IMET hosts an "Open Day” on Saturday, May 4, 2019.