Past Artists and Scholars
Join Miranda Banks (Associate Professor, Emerson College) for a talk and a game workshop!
GAME WORKSHOP: February 8th, 10 AM – 12 PM, SVAD/McMaster 329.
PLAY Miranda Banks’ GAME, “Room At the Top," a massive multiplayer game that challenges assumptions about how we collaborate in creative environments.
PRESENTATION: Febuary 8th, 3PM – 5 PM, SVAD/McMaster 214
“Power and Privilege on the Road to Hollywood: Rerouting Pre-Industry Pipelines.”
Recent years have seen a rise in advocacy initiatives for women and people of color working in Hollywood. Film schools are more equitable than the media industries to which they serve as pipelines, but there are ways in which universities and training programs are reproducing the industries’ biases. In her talk, Miranda Banks will identify challenges and opportunities around issues of equity and access within the industries and pre-industries, arguing that media production programs are uniquely positioned to educate the next generation of media makers about creative collaboration across differences and challenge the status quo. She will discuss two interventions she has been involved in: as designer of Room at the Topand as a co-founder of the initiative Edit Media.
Jason Ferguson is a three dimensional artist who incorporates video and performance into his practice. He is currently Associate Professor of Sculpture at Eastern Michigan University.
3D Scanning workshop and lecture, November 7th - 9th, 2018.
A three dimensional artist and ceramicist, Rocky Lewycky is the Elizabeth M. Marion Visiting Artist at the School of Visual Art and Design. Lewycky is currently a professor and the head of the Ceramics department at De Anza College.
Three day workshop, October 22nd-24th, 2018.
Lusztig is a documentary filmmaker and Associate Professor of Film and Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Film Screening, "Yours in Sisterhood," at the Nickelodeon Theater, September 17th-18th, 2018.
Wendy DesChene and Jeff Schmuki
The artist duo of Wendy DesChene, Associate Professor at Auburn University, and Jeff
Schmuki, Associate Professor at Georgia Southern Uniersity, are the creators of PlantBot
Genetics-- a satirical biotech company that parodies the Monsanto Corporation and
other Big Agriculture firms using robotic plants that sing and dance without promise
for the future of food.
Join us for a PlantBot making workshop, lecture, and exhibition opening reception in McMaster Gallery at the School of Visual Art and Design.
Tyler Peck, a writer’s P.A. on the TV show SALVATION is speaking in Professor Davis’s TV Writing class at 1:45 P.M. at Gambrell classroom 001 (in the basement by the computer lab). He is a graduate of Davis’s TV and Advanced Screenwriting classes and Faye Riley’s MART 321 class. Mart students are welcome to come ask questions. Read about him more at:
April 26, 1:45 PM Gambrell 001
In 2013, Kirkland received teh People's Choice Award at Artfields, the Southeast's largest art competition. She received her BA in Studio Arts from the University of South Carolina.
April 17-18, 2018
April 6, 2018
Adam Habib is a cinematographer and a USC graduate, with a B.A. in film and media studies.
Dates: September 8 – 9, 2017
Faculty Sponsor: Laura Kissel
Lily Kuonen is a painter and describes her work like this: "PLAYNTING, a self-prescribed moniker and philosophy for my studio production, involves the synthesis of painting with additional forms, materials, surfaces and actions (PLAY + PAINTING)."
Dates: Late September, 2017
Faculty Sponsor: Shannon Lindsey / McMaster Gallery
Lu Yang is a new Media artist.
Date: Week of October 23, 2017
Co-sponsorship: Maxcy College (possible Maxcy Fellow – pending)
Faculty sponsor: Catherine Chi
Kris Ercums is a curator at the Spencer Museum of Art.
Date: Week of October 23, 2017
Co-sponsorship: Maxcy College
Pending co-sponsorship: Asian Studies, Confucius Institute
Faculty sponsor: Amanda Wangwright
Meggan Gould, 2017 Elizabeth M. Marion Visiting Artist, is a photographer.
Dates: November 18th, 2017
Faculty sponsor: Lauren Greenwald
Jonathan Bonfiglio is a writer, producer and explorer.
Dates: March 4-7, 2018
Pending co-sponsorship: Anthropology
Faculty sponsor: Naomi Falk
Brigitte Peucker is a Film and Media Studies Scholar from Yale University.
Date: Thursday, April 5, 6:30pm, MM214
"'Pictureness' and Anti-Perspectivalism in Modernist Film"
Co-sponsorship: Film and Media Studies Program
Faculty sponsor: Sue Felleman