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ISEA2015: The 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art
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Elizabeth Demaray

Rutgers University
Associate Professor
Brooklyn, NY
I am a sculptor whose area of enquiry is the interface between the built and the natural environment. In this vein, I build listening stations for birds that play human music, culture lichen on the sides of skyscrapers in New York City and design alternative forms of housing for land hermit crabs. With the engineer Dr. Qingze Zou, the biologist Dr. Simeon Kitchoni and the computer scientist Dr. Ahmed Elgammal, I am currently creating the IndaPlant Project: An Act of Trans-Species Giving. This project entails building light-sensing robotic supports for houseplants. These moving floraborgs allow potted-plants to roam freely in a domestic environment, in search of sunlight and water.
I am an associate professor of fine arts and head of the sculpture concentration at Rutgers University, Camden. On the Rutgers, New Brunswick, campus, I am a work group advisor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and a co-founder of the DigiHuman Laboratory in the Department of Computer Science, which is dedicated to supporting artistic practice in the fields of computer vision and machine learning.