Ruth West

Ruth West is a creative technologist bridging big data visualization sonification virtual and augmented reality 3D fabrication and social and mobile media with domains such as neuroscience genomics astronomy urban ecology microbiome entertainment and digital remix culture. She creates works with multiple entry points that can exist concurrently as aesthetic experiences cultural interventions or entertainment and serve as the basis for artistically-impelled scientific inquiry and tools. This results in technology R&D novel artworks large-scale public engagement and entertainment experiences new knowledge and insight cross-disciplinary educational and research opportunities and industry-academic-community partnerships.

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. . 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.

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Professor and Director, xREZ Art + Science Lab, University of North Texas

Professor and Director, xREZ Art + Science Lab, University of North Texas

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.