Art & Algorhythms
Dr. Nettrice Gaskins is an artist whose work explores how to generate art using algorithms in different ways, especially through coding. She also teaches, writes, "fabs" or makes, and does other things. She has taught multimedia, computational media, visual art, and even Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles with high school students who majored in the arts. She earned a BFA in Computer Graphics with Honors from Pratt Institute in 1992 and an MFA in Art and Technology from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1994. She received a doctorate in Digital Media from Georgia Tech in 2014. She has taught at the secondary and post-secondary levels in the Boston Public Schools and at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Currently, Dr. Gaskins is a content manager at the Fab Foundation and an artist-in-residence at the Autodesk Technology Center on behalf of MathTalk, a group that creates public art that encourages adults and children to enjoy, explore, and talk about the math in their own backyards. She will publish her first full-length book through MIT Press.