Transdisciplinary artist Thomas Asmuth will discuss his explorations in the realms of art, science and technology during a presentation Tuesday, Sept. 13. The discussion — part of 350 Pensacola’s monthly series — will also serve as an introduction to the STEAM2017 Exhibition and Colloquium, which is planned for 2017.
Asmuth studied physics in college, but exposure to the arts initiated a journey where science and art coexist. In his work, he uses a mixed-methodologies approach to affect innovation or gain new insights.
The artist serves as an assistant professor at the University of West Florida. He teaches digital and experimental media and his current project, entitled Turbidity Paintings, uses digital photography and nearly free electronic sensors to inform art installations and create datasets. His work has been exhibited in national and international venues, including the 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art in Istanbul, the Laguna Art Museum, ZERO1 Biennial, and the Francis Tang Teaching Museum.
Asmuth was awarded a Florida Research Fellowship for this collaboration between artists and environmental scientists at UWF and Virginia Commonwealth University. In May, the artist and his team presented the concept for their work at the 22nd International Symposium on Electronic Art in Hong Kong.
This week’s presentation is called Mutualism: One Story About the Search for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Mathematics). It will include information about Asmuth’s current and former projects, as well as STEAM2017, which will be held next February and March in downtown Pensacola and the UWF campus.
Asmuth’s presentation is scheduled for Sept. 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bayview Senior Center, 2000 E. Lloyd St. near Bayview Park. Prior to the presentation author Susan Feather will speak about the current situation in North Dakota, where Native Americans are fighting against an oil pipeline planned for their land.