Current Position: Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, New Media Art
Current Institution: University of North Texas, College of Visual Art and Design
Previous Institutions Include:
Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Emerson College, Boston, MA
MassArt, Boston, MA
The following courses were developed and taught as new courses for both undergraduate and graduate students within the College of Visual Art & Design at the University of North Texas.
Future Feminist Lab
The Future Feminist Lab (FFL), established in 2020, is a unique blending of creative studio and interdisciplinary research space for individuals in the arts and humanities to forge community and investigate technology’s relationship and role within the future of feminism. The studio art course affiliated with this lab follows Judy Chicago's three pillars of Participatory Art Pedagogy: preparation, process, and art making. Syllabus
Image above: still from 3d animation by Emily Kiser, Senior Studio, Fall 2020
New Media Studio
An advanced studio art course with an emphasis on in-depth individually generated projects. Students focus on professional development, portfolio preparation, and exhibitions.
Graduate Seminar: Telepresence
This graduate course is structured around a series of discussions and projects related to the topic of telepresence. New concepts and ideas are introduced through critical texts, short technical demonstrations, and critique. Students are required to perform with physical hardware, on the internet, via telepresence, and in collaboration with others. Syllabus.
Performance & Electronic Media
Integrating both theory and practice of electronic and interactive media in live performance, this class is focused on exploring the body, technology, and performance art. It is designed for advanced new media students who want to challenge themselves and push their studio practice further through both material knowledge and conceptual rigor.
This course explores the phenomenon Gene Youngblood described four decades ago as "expanded cinema," with an emphasis on immersion, connectivity and mobility. Students experiment with a wide variety of audio/visual equipment and strategies to produce new collaborative projects, and discuss related readings from Marshall McLuhan to Gilles Deleuze.
Beginning New Media: Time & Movement
This asynchronous online studio art course is an introduction to the fundamentals of time-based media art. Students work to order visual information through new media platforms and various outputs including: the sequencing of still images, interactivity, modes of animation, and editing sound and moving images.