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Sunday, October 7 • 2:45pm - 3:25pm
The Surrounding Planet Rematerialized

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Emerging technology is bringing greater opportunities for artists who are seeking new ways to communicate to large and diverse audiences. In my work, 3D computer generated and digital modeling, 3D scanning, 3D printing, 3D modeling from CT scans, augmented and virtual reality technology are used to rematerialize actual live plants from their outer forms to their inner layers from the cellular level. Through the documentation and heightened awareness of the significant plants from around the world, I hope to promote the protection of the natural surroundings. As humankind draws toward technology and instant gratification, it pulls away from the natural world, draining resources in the name of "advancement" and resulting in potential devastation in the form of climate change. Because of 3D technology, an engaging and immersive experience to see the intriguing characteristics of ecosystems draws attention back to nature. Seeing the plants natural engineered features through technology such as 3D printing encourages viewers to come engage with and ultimately seek to protect the environment. This paper will cover the research and various opportunities that showcased my work as a blend of science and art and the impressive state of the art 3D technology that helped make it happen.

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Darlene Farris-LaBar

Chair, Prof of Art + Design, 3D Printing, Artist, East Stroudsburg University
Darlene Farris-LaBar, a Professor of Art + Design at East Stroudsburg University, received her MFA in Sculpture at SUNY, Purchase College, a BFA in Sculpture from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and an AAS in Digital Media Arts from College of Technology of NYC. Her art requires... Read More →

Sunday October 7, 2018 2:45pm - 3:25pm EDT
Conference Room B