ESP Biography

KAITY REILLY, BU 2014 student of Fine art and Medical Anthro

Major: Fine Arts

College/Employer: Boston University

Year of Graduation: 2014

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Kaity Reilly is a BU 2014 student in Fine Arts and Medical Anthropology. She is deeply invested in learning new technologies and passing knowledge along to others. She teaches classes largely on Art and Technology in hopes to show students that the differences between "right" and "left" brained activities are not so rigid and that they're capable of more than they're led to believe in traditional education systems. Kaity is a huge proponent of Maker Culture and alternative education, believing that they're better pathways to practicing limitless creativity and achieving individual potential. She teaches and tutors at both high school and elementary school levels. Ultimately, she is attempting to get involved in building interactive museum exhibits, and works on a number of online and social media projects, including the webcomic narrative Event Horizon ( and the social project "Wishful Thinking."

Past Classes

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A6905: The Walls Between Art and Engineering Exist Only in Your Mind! in HSSP Spring 2013 (Mar. 02, 2013)
Do you want to make moving, blinking, breathing art projects and add a whole new category of media to your artistic abilities? Or perhaps you want to learn how to use your engineering powers for art? Come join us! We’ll make a number of awesome projects combining art and technology and introduce you to the amazing work artists and engineers are doing today! “The walls between engineering and art exist only in our minds.” -Theo Jansen “Do or do not, there is no try.” -Yoda “Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads!” -Doc **similar to topics covered in "Do Artists Dream of Electric Sheep?" splash! class**

A6521: Do Artists Dream of Electric Sheep?: Using Electronics in Art! in Splash! 2012 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2012)
Leave your left and right brained notions at the door! In this class, you'll make your very own tech-based artwork, no previous experience required!! These days, artists have another kind of paint to play with: Technology! We'll show you what today's artists are doing with it and why you should consider using it in your artwork, too!