THE INSUBORATORY: A place for art + science elixirs

Installation Shots From Liquid Architectures and Leaky Territories

For the gallery of images follow this link. There are so many people to thank for the great success of the first showing of Liquid Architectures. I’ll highlight the program here but also want to thank University Communications and particularly Bailey Beltramo, Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist, and Josh Defibaugh for exhibition documentation.

Damaged Leaf Dataset

Update Feb 2022: Thank you to the College of Arts and Sciences at UVM for awarding us a Small Grant Award to photograph the leaves preserved for this dataset. Photography will begin in March 2022. Over the summer and fall of 2021, I closely observed the rapid life cycle of the Lymantria dispar, particularly its […]

Managing the Complexity Of A Collaborative Generative Art Practice

Special shout out to my fellow-presenters and panelists at this year’s College Art Association Annual Conference! It was in inspiring display of innovative digital humanties projects, facilitated by forward-thinking librarians. Appraising Your Research as Data: Managing, Visualizing, and Preserving Your ScholarshipArt Libraries Society of North America2/19/22 Chairs: Kim Collins, Emory UniversityKate Cunningham, University of Buffalo […]

Exhibition Announcement: Liquid Architectures and Leaky Territories

WHAT:Art Exhibition and Opening Reception forLiquid Architectures and Leaky Territories WHO:Jenn Karson, Lecturer, Dept. of Art and Art HistoryArt + Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Group at UVM WHERE:Francis Colburn Gallery, Williams Hall, University of Vermont72 University Place, 3rd floor. WHEN: Opening Reception + Mini-Print GiveawayMonday 3/21Noon – 1pm307 Williams Hall, UVM Art + Machine Learning […]

Stepping out of the incubator

My public creative life began with a heavy focus on music and performance. I’m a chronic experimenter who thinks in cycles and systems and finds little satisfaction in finished objects. So, I’m not always comfortable calling myself an artist. My artworks are transient, and my preference is to share work outside of the traditional gallery […]

Speculative Futures

Imaginative students + Innovative pedagogy = A great way to wrap up 2021! Next week students my art, design & technology classes at the University of Vermont will present Speculative Design projects, imagining speculative futures and speculative pasts. We looked to the text Speculative Everything by Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby for speculative futures. Earlier in the […]

New Forms

This summer the ecosystem where I live has been disrupted by an unexpected explosion of gypsy moth caterpillars. In a matter of weeks their ferocious appetites defoliated the tallest and oldest trees in our neighborhood, dramatically changing the aesthetics of this place. Their cocoons and now dying moth bodies cover the trunks of these trees, […]