Ruth West is a veteran creative catalyst. Working with emerging technologies she is pioneering cross-resonance‚ a new approach in research and creative work that builds resonant connections between art and science. Her work envisions a future in which art-science integration opens new portals of imagination‚ creative expression‚ invention‚ knowledge‚ and communication across cultures to create solutions for our most pressing global problems. She is developing the concept and practice of DataRemix a reappropriation and recombination practice blending digital remix culture and big data to create novel associations and experiences. Bridging high-dimensional data and metadata‚ information visualization and sonificaiton‚ immersive environments‚ and social and mobile participatory media with domains such as urban ecology‚ neuroscience‚ genomics‚ astronomy‚ fiber arts and digital remix culture‚ she explores avenues for achieving works with multiple entry points that can exist concurrently as aesthetic experiences‚ artistic practice or cultural interventions and serve as the basis for artistically-impelled scientific inquiry and tools. Receiving both grant and industry sponsorship her work and has been presented or featured in SIGGRAPH‚ ACM / Eurographics Expressive‚ WIRED Magazine’s NextFest‚ PEROT Museum of Nature and Science‚ UCLA Fowler Museum‚ CAA‚ Ingenuity Festival Cleveland‚ Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery‚ FILE 09 Sao Paulo‚ IEEE VR‚ Mobisys‚ IS&T SPIE‚ IEEE ICIP‚ the American Journal of Human Genetics‚ Genomics‚ Leonardo‚ LEA‚ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences‚ NPR’s The Connection‚ NY Times‚ Genome News Network‚ AMINIMA and Artweek.
An interdisciplinary researcher and creative practitioner‚ Ruth is cross-appointed in the College of Visual Arts and Design (Design and New Media)‚ College of Information (Library and Information Sciences)‚ College of Arts and Sciences (Biological Sciences)‚ College of Engineering (Computer Science). Prior affiliations include: UCSD Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA)/Calit2‚ UCLA CENS (NSF Center for Embedded Networked Sensing)‚ NCMIR (National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research)‚ UCLA Design | Media Arts‚ and Cedars-Sinai Health System.