Ocean Memory Project
Through a grant from the National Academies of Science – Keck Futures Initiative, Rutstein has been invited to participate in interdisciplinary workshops with a diverse group of scientists and artists exploring a new line of scientific inquiry: memory in the ocean.
The first workshop took place at Friday Harbor Laboratories (University of Washington) in the San Juan Islands, in September 2017. The second workshop was set at Djerassi Residency for Artists in Woodland, California in March 2018. A third workshop is being planned for Spring 2019.
A PNAS science paper on the subject is in the works and several art installation projects have evolved from this collective. Rutstein is currently working on proposals with her colleagues for an art installation working with ocean temperature data through time, as well as another installation related to the degradation of corals in the Gulf of Mexico.