Clea T. Waite is an intermedia artist, engineer, and filmmaker whose artworks investigate the materiality and poetics emerging at the intersection of art and science. She creates immersive, cinematic works engaging embodied perception, dynamic composition, and sensual interfaces – as well as one inter-species collaboration with several hundred tropical spiders. Her most recent project is “Ice-Time,” an immersive, multi-projection video and sound installation combining art and science in a creative response to the accelerating changes we are currently observing in Earth's ecosystem, eliciting the poetics contained within frozen water as revealed by current climate research. Waite has a Ph.D. from USC in Media Arts + Practice, combining a background in physics and computer graphics from the MIT Media Lab with research in media art theory. Waite’s artworks have recently been exhibited on the ICC Hong Kong, the Miraikan Museum, Tokyo, and the Boston CyberArts Festival. She has been a Humboldt Fellow, a Radcliffe Fellow, CERN artist-in-residence, and fellow at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.