Creative technologist and art and design professor Rob Ray will speak about his immersive, technology-based exhibition during an artist talk at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) at Cal State San Bernardino.

The talk is free and open to the public, and will take place on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 5 – 6 p.m. 

Ray will discuss his interactive installation, “The Changes You Made May Not Be Saved,” which is currently on display at RAFFMA.

This exhibition explores the creative and scientific activities of a fictive group referred to as “OMSA,” an anarcho-collectivist counterpoint to NASA that was based in Memphis, Tenn., from 1991 to 1994. Through augmented reality, speculative promotional materials, and pirate radio listening stations, Ray builds an out-of-this-world, immersive narrative for museum visitors to experience. 

Those who attend Ray’s talk will learn about his overall artistic practice, his worldbuilding techniques, as well as his connection to freeform DJing. Ray will also touch on the more technical aspects of his work, such as how he incorporates 3D printing and augmented reality to transport viewers to another dimension.  

Ray’s installation, “The Changes You Made May Not Be Saved, “will be on display at RAFFMA until Dec. 3.

About Rob Ray
Rob Ray is a creative technologist and an associate professor of design at Cal State San Bernardino. He also serves as a consulting senior technical experience designer at the videogame company, Electronic Arts.

Previously, Ray was a senior lead designer for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he led the human-centered design practice for the lab’s collaborative augmented reality platform. He also served as the user interfacing lead for the development of NASA’s two emergency-use, low-cost ventilators. 

Ray received his MFA in electronic arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2010.

The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, houses a collection that includes Egyptian antiquities, ceramics, and contemporary art. Located at Cal State San Bernardino, RAFFMA hosts 10-12 temporary exhibitions a year and presents one of the largest public displays of ancient Egyptian art in Southern California.

General admission to the museum is free. Suggested donation is $3. Parking at Cal State San Bernardino is $3-6 per vehicle, depending on duration ($3 on weekends).

Monday – Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday – Thursday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Closed Friday and Sunday

Visit the RAFFMA website for more information.