Dr. Teri Rueb
University at Buffalo (SUNY)
Teri Rueb is an artist who works at the intersection of interactive media, sound, land, and environmental art. Her site-specific works have been presented in contexts as varied as the Wadden Sea and the Oldenburg Botanical Garden in Northern Germany, the Boston Common and Public Gardens, the Viru Keskus shopping mall in Tallinn, Estonia, and the Berlin Tiergarten. She is the recipient of numerous grants, commissions and awards including a Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction in 2008 for her project “Core Sample” which was set on a landfill in the Boston Harbor.
She recently completed her doctorate at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design where her research focused on constructions of landscape, wilderness and subjectivity in mobile network society. She is currently Professor in the Media Study Department at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) where she is Founder and Director of Open Air Institute, a platform for connecting field-based learning and collaborative partnerships at the intersection of landscape, technology, media art and design.
Prior to her current appointment she served as founding faculty and was later appointed Department Head of the graduate Digital + Media Department at the Rhode Island School of Design from 2004-2009.