Jan Piribeck is a Professor of Art at the University of Southern Maine. She has an MFA from Northern Illinois University in Painting and Drawing where she also studied Computer Imaging. For over a decade the focal point of her work has been a series of projects that fuse Art and Geographic Information Science. She helped establish the Digital Art Concentration offered by the USM Art Department and often works with students on collaborative research/creative projects that merge Art, Science and Technology. She has been a Visiting Artist/Professor at schools of Art, Architecture, Design and Engineering in China, France, Germany and Latvia.