Research

Faculty conduct research on a broad range of topics, with particular strengths in the following areas:

Activist Media, Performance and Community Arts

Art, Media, and Public Policy; Tactical Media Art; Creativity and Social Justice; Creative Resistance; Art and Social Change; Sustainability and the Environment;

Nao Bustamante, Kathy High, Branda Miller, Kathleen Ruiz, Mary Anne Staniszewski, Igor Vamos

 

Electro-acoustic Music Composition & Performance

Contemporary Composition/Improvisation; Sonic Art and Installation; Algorithmic Composition and Improvisation; Deep Listening; Sound Spatialization; Telematic Performance; Classical and Contemporary Music Performance;

Curtis Bahn, Michael Century, Tomie Hahn, Pauline Oliveros, Neil Rolnick, Mary Simoni

 

Contemporary Art Practices

Public Art and Performance; Installation, Sculpture and Inflatable Art; Photography; Light and Shadow as Sculpture Medium; Mixed Media Painting Processes;

Nao Bustamante, Caren Canier, Ben Chang, Tomie Hahn, Kathy High, Larry Kagan, Eddie Ade Knowles, Shawn Lawson, Kathleen Ruiz, Silvia Ruzanka, Igor Vamos

 

Games & Simulation

Experimental Game Design; CGI (Computer Graphics Imaging); Interactive Simulation; Animation and Digital Cinema; Environmentally, Socially, and Culturally Conscious Games;

Ben Chang, Shawn Lawson, Kathleen Ruiz, Silvia Ruzanka

 

Media Arts History, Culture and Theory

World Music and Dance; Art, Technology and Culture; New Media Theory; Contemporary Arts and Music; Cultural Studies; Gender and Race Studies; Curatorial Studies;

Curtis Bahn, Nao Bustamante, Caren Canier, Ben Chang, Michael Century, Tomie Hahn, Kathy High, Eddie Ade Knowles, Branda Miller, Kathleen Ruiz, Silvia Ruzanka, Mary Anne Staniszewski, Igor Vamos

 

New Interfaces for Artistic Expression

Human/Computer Interaction; Physical Computing; Extended Instruments; Multi- Sensory Display and Input: Olfaction, Proprioception, Biofeedback, EEG/EKG Interfaces; Expressive Interfaces for Differently-Abled Persons; Interactive Movement and Dance;

Curtis Bahn, Ben Chang, Tomie Hahn, Shawn Lawson, Pauline Oliveros, Kathleen Ruiz, Silvia Ruzanka, Mary Simoni

 

Perception, the Senses, Behavior and Interaction

Perception of Narrative and Perception as Narrative; Explorations of First Person Experience, Intentionality and Empathy; the Observer, the Observed and the Process of Observation;

Nao Bustamante, Caren Canier, Ben Chang, Tomie Hahn, Kathy High, Larry Kagan, Shawn Lawson, Branda Miller, Kathleen Ruiz, Silvia Ruzanka, Mary Simoni

Sensibilities Symposium - Artists, Animals and Plants (supported by Vollmer Fries award)
April 22, 2014 6:30 PM
EMPAC

Steve Baker -  The redescription of the world and Monika Bakke - And the plant responded.  An artist/art historian and philospher offer talks that will challenge participants to re-imagine and re-think the lives of plants and animals.