Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Kristin Stransky
#85: Kristin Stransky
There's a new kind of alchemy happening in the art world, a creative compound where art and science merge. At the University of Denver, it's called Emergent Digital Practices, and Kristin Stransky, who teaches there, is at the forefront of the movement, making stuff that wouldn't have been possible ten years ago, using up-to-the-minute materials and technological tools. What do things look like on the frontier of digital art? Find out by reading Stransky's 100CC questionnaire.
If you could collaborate with anyone in history, who would it be, and why?
I would collaborate with Radia Perlman. Her contributions to the Internet, educational robotics tools and other aspects of technology would be an incredible experience. If I could bend space-time and add another to the mix, it would be Lady Ada Lovelace. I would like to hear how Radia and Lady Ada's experiences as women in science have impacted their lives.
Who in the world is interesting to you right now, and why?
Leah Buechley and Limor Fried are very interesting right now. They are both engineers who have developed various systems and components of electronics. They are both successful in different spheres: Leah in education and Limor in business. However, they overlap significantly, and I think that is where interesting things happen within our cultural output. They have both made electronics and engineering accessible to many and all who are interested. They also come up with novel methods and projects to make the technology relevant to more people.
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