In 2009, the Department of Polymer Science and the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at The University of Akron hosted a lecture by acclaimed artist Alice Aycock. This lecture was made possible through a grant from the National Science Foundation. Ms. Aycock took students to visit the fabricator for her site-specific sculpture in Dover, Ohio. She conducted critiques of student work and toured the Polymer Science facility. Quoting art historian Robert Hobbs, “Aycock relies on paradigms, cybernetics, phenomenology, information overload, outdated scientific thinking, and computer programming to create a ‘complex’ that is architectural and sculptural as well as mental and emotional.”
The University of Akron’s Department of Polymer Science and Mary Schiller Myers School of Art hosted the lecture with the assistance of Grant #DMR-0804878 from the National Science Foundation.