New artwork comes to Lawson Computer Science Building

September 15, 2011

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – In honor of the fifth anniversary of the Lawson Computer Science Building, the work of three artists will be featured on its walls. The artists' work celebrates the combination of computer science and artistic expression.

The exhibition will run throughout the 2011-2012 academic year.

"We hope that this exhibition will not only beautify the surroundings and inspire the conversations of students, faculty and staff who frequent the Lawson Computer Science Building, but will also encourage other visitors to come explore these fascinating collaborations of art and science," said Jean Jackson, manager of corporate relations for computer science, who also led this project.

The artists include:

      * Petronio Bendito. Bendito's "Experience Color" explores color as optical, psychological, and cultural presences. Bendito is an associate professor of art and design at Purdue.

      * Greg N. Frederickson. Frederickson's "A Parade of Algorithmic Mathematical Art" is a collection of computer-generated images that illustrate geometric dissections of increasing sophistication. Frederickson is a professor of computer science at Purdue.

      * David Spellmeyer. Spellmeyer's "Urban Geometry" is a collection of black-and-white photographs that are captured, processed, and printed using a digital workflow. Spellmeyer was recently recognized as a Purdue computer science outstanding alumnus. He received his bachelor's degree in computer science in 1983.

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Writer:  Rebekah Piotrowicz, 765-496-3006,

Source:  Erin Blakeslee, communications assistant, department of computer science,