[ISEA95] Artist Statement: Rob Fisher — Interactive Art/Science: Planetarium Event on Cell Biology (Work-in-Progress)

Artist Statement

The Cell Project is a National Science Foundation interdisciplinary project. The event focuses on the structure, functions and communication systems of the living cell. A “Renaissance team” of artists, computer scientists, biologists and multimedia experts from Carnegie Mellon University are in the process of transforming Pittsburgh’s Buhl Planetarium into a group immersive visualization environment. The event will place the audience inside a microscope where they will interact with startling new images of the cell.

  • Rob Fisher is an internationally recognized sculptor, author and lecturer and a pioneer in the application of the computer to large-scale sculpture. He has received many commissions throughout the U.S.A., Japan and Saudi Arabia. He is a research fellow at the Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, where he is Artistic Director of the “Living Cell” project, a group-immersive, interactive visualization event for planetariums.