[-empyre-] FW: Welcome Byron Rich to the September discussion

Renate Terese Ferro rferro at cornell.edu
Wed Sep 5 08:36:49 AEST 2018

While this was sent out at 7 am this morning for some reason it never went through.  Here we go again and apology to Byron and his guests. 
On 9/4/18, 7:00 AM, "Renate Terese Ferro" <rferro at cornell.edu> wrote:

    Welcome to Byron Rich.  I am thrilled to introduce you all to our monthly moderator for September.  Byron and I have worked together on mutual interests at the College Art Association particularly a panel a year ago on BioArt.  I have included his biography below. He is traveling in Stockholm so will introduce soon.  Thanks Byron and welcome to all his guests who are new to –empyre-soft-skinned space 
    I also wanted to mention that many of you have written back channel about the very flimsy state of our website hosted by Cornell.  The Cornell IT folks are aware of these issues but have been swamped.  Stay tuned for a new update.  
    Welcome back. Renate
    Moderators:	Byron	Rich	(CAN)	
    Byron Rich is an artist, professor and lecturer based in Meadville, PA. His work exists on
    the boundaries of ethics, practicality, and the feasibility of emerging technologies and
    ideologies. He has exhibited and spoken internationally at Ars Electronica, ZKM
    Karlsruhe, Science Gallery Dublin, Border Sessions @ Den Haag, Shapeshifters in
    Brussels, Waag in Amsterdam, and MediaLab Prado in Madrid, among many other
    art/science venues.
    He was the recipient of an Honorary Mention at the 2017 Prix Ars Electronica, Runner
    up for the 2016 BioArt & Design Award, and recently received a commission from The
    Science Gallery Dublin to produce M-Ark (Microbiome Ark), a speculative design project
    designed to be put into earth orbit. M-Ark was recently exhibited at Cavendish Labs at
    Cambridge University in the UK.
    He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Art, and Director of Art & Technology at
    Allegheny College.
    Renate Ferro
    Visiting Associate Professor
    Director of Undergraduate Studies
    Department of Art
    Tjaden Hall 306
    rferro at cornell.edu

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