Ryan Michael Hoover

Ryan Hoover is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher actively addressing the impact of emerging technologies on our more-than-human world. Often operating at the intersection of digital and biological systems, he develops software, hardware, and biomaterials to create novel solutions to contemporary issues and open new understandings of our shared future. He teaches digital and biological fabrication at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and is a member of the board at the Baltimore Under Ground Science Space. He is the lead developer of Xylinus, a tool for novel control of 3D printers, integrated into the Rhino/Grasshopper CAD platform. His current areas of research are developing biocement structures for oyster habitat restoration, studying how knowledge is created and exchanged in interdisciplinary teams, and centering ethics in unconventional biotechnology education. His work is exhibited, downloaded, and put to use in galleries, labs, and studios around the world.