Photo by Samantha Bequer.

UCF assistant professor’s artwork featured at Orlando Science Center


Ryan Buyssens, an assistant professor for sculpture and art at UCF, combined his love for art and technology into his career.

Buyssens, an artist whose work has been shown in places such as San Francisco, Washington D.C., Paris, London and Dubai, is now being showcased right in Orlando’s own Orlando Science Center.

One of the pieces, Turbulence, is featured in the lobby. OSC recently remodeled its entry and lobby area to show that science can be anything.

Turbulence is an interactive piece that uses ultrasonic sensors to detect when people are walking below. Colorful LED lights and oscillating panels change when there is movement directly below the piece.

“I love discovery,” Buyssens said in a press release. “I think that’s why I was so interested in science in school. But art, that journey toward discovery, that’s what I’m truly passionate about.”

Buyssens is showcasing some of his newer work incorporating technology at the Faculty Exhibition 2016 in the Visual Arts Building. The show closes on Dec. 9.