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 100+ 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.

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. (1970). 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 Hypersonica/FILE2019. FILE 2019 (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.