Past Member

Gloria Brown-Simmons

  • Alumna, Program in Media Arts & Sciences

 MS 1984
Art, Science and Technology Artist working with Earth and Planetary Data
Adjunct Professor, 
Astronomy at Monmouth University

Gloria J. Brown-Simmons is an artist and aesthetic engineer who helps people "see" and interact with planetary data in order to experience the beauty of nature and better understand geophysical phenomena. Trained as a visual artist, Gloria integrates aesthetics with image processing, animation, simulation and interactive immersive environments as part of her work. Her appointments have included Harvard University; TASC; Caltech/JPL; MIT; an Interagency Personnel Appointee (IPA) for NASA to the GLOBE Program, White House; the University of Arizona and the University of California. She has also collaborated with NEON on location based information appliances and with Peter Chermayeff on immersive ocean environments.

 In addition to her work in visual studies, Gloria investigates ways to represent data, communication methods and how visualization creates an innovative approach to system design. She is interested in investigating the possibility of … View full description

 MS 1984
Art, Science and Technology Artist working with Earth and Planetary Data
Adjunct Professor, 
Astronomy at Monmouth University

Gloria J. Brown-Simmons is an artist and aesthetic engineer who helps people "see" and interact with planetary data in order to experience the beauty of nature and better understand geophysical phenomena. Trained as a visual artist, Gloria integrates aesthetics with image processing, animation, simulation and interactive immersive environments as part of her work. Her appointments have included Harvard University; TASC; Caltech/JPL; MIT; an Interagency Personnel Appointee (IPA) for NASA to the GLOBE Program, White House; the University of Arizona and the University of California. She has also collaborated with NEON on location based information appliances and with Peter Chermayeff on immersive ocean environments.

 In addition to her work in visual studies, Gloria investigates ways to represent data, communication methods and how visualization creates an innovative approach to system design. She is interested in investigating the possibility of integrating planetary data with other data sources through sophisticated interfaces that link individuals with major resource and service providers.

Talk with everyone; get to know your professors - their work as well as their lives; listen to questions deeply and do not be afraid of making mistakes - try things you don't know about and have lots of friends who know about things that you don't.