Underground Skies

  • Ajuna Kyaruzi Grinnell College


Underground Skies is digital artwork inspired by the small Iowa town of Grinnells beautiful sunsets andthe restored prairie in the Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA). The piece uses computer-generated fractals to highlight the intricate links between and beneath the prairie regions natural and urban landscapes. Kyaruzi draws on Professor Sam Rebelskys work in Media Scheme and GIMPopen-source software that helps his Introductionto Computer Science students create images with codeto foreground the richness of the natural and social codes that lie just beneath the prairie world we inhabit.

Author Biography

Ajuna Kyaruzi, Grinnell College
Ajuna Kyaruzi is a third-year Computer Science major at Grinnell College from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She has been working as the web designer of Rootstalk since Spring 2015. Ajuna joined the journal to tie her interests in Computer Science with publishing which is a new field for her. Having grown up in Tanzania, she has found living in the prairie for three years quite different and inspiring. While not working on Rootstalk, Ajuna directs Grinnell Appdev, tutors students in Computer Science and is an active member of the African Caribbean Student Union.
How to Cite
KYARUZI, Ajuna. Underground Skies. ROOTSTALK | A Prairie Journal of Culture, Science and the Arts, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 41-42, may 2016. Available at: <https://ojs.grinnell.edu/index.php/prairiejournal/article/view/339>. Date accessed: 21 sep. 2017.
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