OpenLab Art + Astrophysics Summer Program 2015

Zach Corse is a UCSC DANM graduate student developing creative research projects for the Art + Astrophysics Lab in the Digital Arts Research Center this summer at UCSC with Nathaniel Ober.

The lab will work closely with OpenLab founding Professors Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz and Jennifer Parker with support from the UCSC NSF REU- Lamat Summer Research Program, OpenLab, and the SLUG: Supercomputer lab for Undergrduates.

OpenLab_Zach-CorseZach Corse is a seond-year graduate student in DANM currently working toward the visualization of wormholes in digital art.
His background is in theoretical physics. As such, the sciences inform his work as an artist. Conversely, the arts propel and refine his scientific pursuits.

Nathaniel Ober is a new media artist and recent graduate from UCSC DANM. His work crosses disciplines from installation and performance to video and sound. His interdisciplinary works examine concepts of human perception and natural phenomena, sound as vibration, time and space, and the finite versus the infinite.

OpenLab_Nathan_OberWorking with multiple facets of technology, he creates immersive installations that intend to pervade the viewers senses. His

current research is focused on astronomy and astrophysics, which deal with techniques of sonification and processes that attempt to expose our innate connection to the universe.