Timothy Weaver

Professor

Emergent Digital Practices

What I do

As an emergent digital artist and investigator, my concerted objective is to contribute to the restoration of ecological memory through a process of speculative creative inquiry across the art | science interface.

Specialization(s)

Biomedia, Art-science fusions, Sustainable design

Professional Biography

Timothy Weaver is a biomedia artist, microbiologist and bioenvironmental engineer whose concerted objective is to contribute to the restoration of ecological memory through the process of speculative inquiry along the art | science interface. His recent interactive installation, live cinema, video, sonic and visiting artist projects have been featured at 110+ venues across North America, South America, Europe and Asia, including: FILE/FILE Hipersonica (Brazil), Transmediale (Berlin), New Forms Festival (Vancouver), Subtle Technologies (Toronto), Korean Experimental Art Festival (Seoul), Museum of Modern Art (Cuenca, Ecuador) and nationally at the 92nd Street Y (NYC), Denver Art Museum, Boston CyberArts/MIT, SIGGRAPH, the New York Digital Salon and the National Institutes of Health. Additionally, Weaver's visiting artist projects/lectures have been conducted at the United Nations' COP 20 Culture Program/Fundación Telefónica (Lima, Peru), Santa Fe Institute, the Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, the University of Gavle, Creative Media Lab/Creative Programming(Gavle, Sweden), KTH/Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm), University of New Mexico's Art & Ecology Program, University of Pittsburgh and University of Colorado, Boulder.

His course areas include interactive art, sustainable design, biomedia, emergent digital systems and research methods.

Timothy received a MFA in Sculpture from University of Colorado at Boulder in 1993, a MS in Environmental Engineering and a BS in Microbiology from Purdue University. His research areas include biomedia, bio/eco acoustics, emerging interactions, live cinema, immersive environments, sustainable design, ecosemiotics, and ecological memory.

More information and current projects can be found at

Degree(s)

  • MFA, Fine Arts/Sculpture/Installation, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1993
  • MS, Environmental Engineering, Biological Systems, Purdue University, 1978
  • BS, Microbiology, Purdue University, 1976

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for Literature, Science and the Arts
  • Association of Computing Machinery

Research

Timothy’s art-science research practice has been recognized as part of the United Nations COP 20 Culture Program/Fundación Telefónica (Lima, Peru). Weaver is co-principal investigator of the recent NAKFI -sponsored project: “ECAT- an EcoAcoustic Toolkit for research and the advancement of scientific and creative literacy in ecology”. Additionally he is PI of the NAKFI sponsored project: “A Data Transcoding Toolkit and Spatiotemporal Listening Environment for the Creative and Scientific Exploration of Emerging Sonification Interactions with Deep Ocean Microbial Ecology (soniDOME)” and a founding member of the Ocean Memory Research Group.

Areas of Research

Ecoacoustics
Bioacoustics
Ecological Memory
Sustainable Design
Data Sonification
Audio Spatialization

Key Projects

  • ECAT-An EcoAcoustic Toolkit for research and the Advancement of scientific and creative literacy in ecology
  • A Data Transcoding Toolkit and Spatiotemporal Listening Environment for the Creative and Scientific Exploratoin of Emerging Sonification Interactions with Deep Ocean Microbial Ecology (soniDOME)

Featured Publications

Weaver, T., & Kaulbach, K. (2016). INSTAR III : Excerpts from the GP Chronicles of Scion Uma Oickle. (M. Allahyari & D. Rourke, Eds.), The 3D Additivist Cookbook.

Performances

Weaver, T. (2019). FlussoReflusso/92nd Street Y. Timothy Weaver. 92nd Street Y, Tisch Center for the Arts & Stanford University’s Symposium on Music and the Brain, New York City, NY, USA.
Weaver, T. (2019). C. psychrerythraea 34H. FILE Electronic Language International Festival, São Paulo, Brazil.
Weaver, T. (2014). ArthropodaChordataConiferophyta/Seattle Center,. The Institute of Emergent Technology + Intermedia at Cornish College of the Arts, Cornish Studio Theater, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA.
Weaver, T. (2013). ArthropodaChordataConiferophyta/Currents2013. Currents2013, 4th Santa Fe International New Media Festival, Santa Fe, NM, USA.
Weaver, T. (2014). ArthropodaChordataConiferophyta/DMNS Sound Science. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, CO.

Presentations

Weaver, T. (2019). Sonification of Ocean Memory. Catalina Ocean Memory Symposium. USC Marine Center, Catalina Island, CA: National Academies of Sciences Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI).
Weaver, T. (2018). Sonification of Deep Ocean Microbial Ecology (soniDOME). POLAR 2018 Conference. Davos, Switzerland: Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) .
Weaver, T. (2018). soniDOME: Sonification of Deep Ocean Microbial Ecology. Discovering the Deep Blue Sea: Research, Innovation, Social Engagement Review. Huntington Beach, CA: National Academies of Science Keck Futures Initiative.
Weaver, T. (2017). project ECAT: an EcoAcoustic Toolkit for research and the advancement of scientific and creative literacy . National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI), Art and Science, Engineering, and Medicine Frontier Collaborations Review. Cambridge, MA: National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI), .
Weaver, T. (2014). Transcoding of Complex Environmental Data to Sonic and Video Output/La transcodificación de datos ambientales complejas a sonida y vídeo con MAX MSP . United Nations 20th Session of the Conference of Parties, Conference on Climate Change, Culture Program. Lima, Peru: Espacio Fundación Telefónica.