Carol LaFayette, Professor, Department of Visualization

 

Carol LaFayette is an artist who collaborates with scientists and engineers to invent unique ways to experience interconnections of flora, fauna, and phenomena in rural areas. She is PI of an NSF supported project to form SEAD, a national network for collaboration among the sciences, engineering, arts, and design, also supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Smithsonian Institution. She is Director of the Texas A&M Institute for Applied Creativity, a forum for collaborators across domains and disciplines intent on creating a radiant future. Her artwork is in collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New Museum of Contemporary Art, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. She has exhibited her work worldwide, including LAB '11, Sweden; SIGGRAPH '02, '08 and '09; Zebra Poetry on Film, Berlin; Filmstock, UK; and Solomon Projects, Atlanta. Reviews of her artwork have been published in BBC Technology News, Chronicle of Higher Education and Wired.