Octahedron Part of STEAM Effort

Too often art and technology are seen as oil and water. However, the two mix far more often than they are given credit. This week, the Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival will put a local spin on a national movement called STEAM (Addition of Art to STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The Scale: Balancing Art and Technology exhibit at the Rozsa Center for Performing Arts will showcase art-technology collaborations for the month of August and opens during the Keweenaw Science and Engineering Festival. 
 
Stephen Roblee, captain of the Agassiz research vessel and professor emeritus of math at Michigan Tech, built an art-technology piece Friday evening. The install is a complex octahedron modeling the mathematical principles Buckminister Fuller applied in his sustainability research.