Chris Robinson, MFA
Visiting Artist, Chair of Visual Art & Design
Seeing the Unseen: Chris Robinson at TEDxColumbiaSC
Chris Robinson is a visual artist, University of South Carolina Emeritus Professor, and Visiting Artist and Chair of Visual Art & Design at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. His interests and artwork focus on the development, role, and mediation of complex science and technology in contemporary culture and how it assists in and influences decision-making. Research throughout his career has involved the early use of computers and 3D imaging in the arts to laser and ambient light installations, aviation and space development, scientific exploration, complex drawings of digital spaces, and the rapid emergence of nanoscience/technology. Robinson, as a member of the USC NanoCenter, has been a senior and co-principal investigator on $3.5 million in United States National Science Foundation funding for multidisciplinary teams investigating the broader impacts, societal implications, and role of images the development of nanotechnology, and spent the Spring 2009 as a Visiting Professor at the Scuola Normale Superiore of the University of Pisa working with the Italian National Enterprise for nanoScience and nanoTechnology (NEST). He serves as the Vice-president for Communication for AntiRadical Therapeutics in the development of artificial blood, and as a fellow at the Carnegie Mellon University Studio for Creative Inquiry with The Moon Arts group, placing a small museum on the moon in 2021. Robinson crosses the two cultures and exhibits, writes, and presents at national and international venues and conferences in the arts and the sciences throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Chris Robinson, The Role of Images in Art and Nanotechnology, Leonardo, vol. 45, no. 5, p. 455 – 460, 2012