Andrea Polli is featured in our Women in STEAM deck. She is a Professor and Endowed Chair at the University of New Mexico. Her interdisciplinary research has been presented as public artworks, media installations, community projects, performances, broadcasts, mobile and geolocative media, publications, and through the curation and organization of public exhibitions and events. She creates artworks designed to raise awareness of environmental issues. Often these works express scientific data obtained through her collaborations with scientists and engineers and have taken the form of sound art, vehicle-based works, public light works, mobile media experiences, and bio-art and design.
She has created and presented public artworks at 25 locations, including a wind-powered light work covering the Rachel Carson Bridge in Pittsburgh, a permanent light work for the University of Utah, and building-scale works presented in the cities of San Jose, California, Charlotte, North Carolina, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Hagen Germany and Zagreb Croatia.
She co-edited the book Far Field: Digital Culture, Climate Change and the Poles published on Intellect Press and authored Hack the Grid published by the Carnegie Museum of Art, and has written and published eight book chapters and entries, 20 journal articles and conference papers, and several short editorial essays, curatorial statements. Read more about Andrea and view her portfolio here.