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Parsons, The New School for Design, New York, NY Masters of Fine Arts in Design and Technology, May 2011
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL B.A. in Studio Art, Concentration: Electronic Media. Post Baccalaureate Study August 2008
Smith College, Northampton, MA B.A. in Computer Science May 2003 Minor: East Asian Studies.
Middlebury College Language Schools, Middlebury, VT (Summer, 2000) First Year Japanese Proficiency: Novice High. Nine week, intensive, immersive language program.
TEACHING Teaching Assistant Montreal, QC Canada (2008-2009)
Intermediate Video Production with Nelson Henricks Concordia University
Teaching Assistant Montreal, QC Canada (Jan 2009-Apr 2009) Programming for Artists (Max/MSP Jitter) with Yves Bilodeau Concordia University
Real Time Administrator ,Home Depot, Tampa, FL (Jun 2005- Feb 2008) Designed and taught corporate intra-department job shadowing program, improving productivity between
departments and efficiency in relations. Developed curriculum and trained trainers.
ACM Interactions Magazine, Jan/Feb 2012
Demo Hour: “Cinderellaʼs Illuminated Gown”
On Video, Premiere Issue (Spring 2012)
Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey: Made in New York Competition, Videographer/Editor, Semi Finalist 2009-2010
Parsons, The New School of Design
Graduate Deanʼs Scholarship (2009 – 2011)
University Scholars Award (2009 – 2011)
University of South Florida
Talent Grant Tampa, Florida (2004)
MFA Sub Gallery Montreal, Canada (Feb, 2009) “Scribbling Speech”
Parsons Design and Technology MFA DT Graduate Show, New York, NY (May, 2011) “Cinderellaʼs Illuminated Gown”
Critical Themes in Media Studies Conference, New York, NY(April, 2011) “Cinderellaʼs Illuminated Gown”
Harvestworks New York, New York (Aug, 2010) “Symbiosis: Between Technology, Humans, and Art” “Lethe”
InterActive Music New York Festival (IAMNY) New York, New York (June 2010) Harvest Works : “Wireless Sequencer”
Milk Studios New York, New York (Feb, 2010) The Art of Craftmanship Revisited: New York “Michiko Sakano: Glassblower”
Galerie Art Mur Montreal, Canada (Mar – Apr, 2009) Time Off “Logically Speaking”
Articule Montreal, Canada (Jan – Feb, 2009) Articule Members Exhibition “Meta Video: Peeps”
William and Nancy Oliver Gallery Tampa, Florida (Nov 2007) Scrollz “Dogwood + Cirrus”
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art Los Angeles, CA (Sept 2007) Snap to Grid “Meta Video: Peeps” Still
Re-Direct Art Northampton, MA (2003-2006) “Walking”
Re-Direct Art Northampton, MA (Oct. 2002) A PUBLIC WORKSPACE EVENT 2002
“The Refresh Loop: What is the Future if THIS is today?” Collaborator
Reverse Tourism New York, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis (Feb 2008-April 2008) Where is my $ going? Tampa, Florida (Mar. 2008)
Make Music New York Festival New York, “Visual Step Sequencer”, New York (June 2010) USF Taste of the Arts Dada Electronic Media/Photography “EmPho”, Tampa, FL(Feb 2005)
The Wood Closet Tampa, Florida (May, 2007) Collaborator Private Screening
Parsons Design and Technology MFA DT Symposium, New York, NY (May, 2011) “Permanent Emphera”
Critical Themes in Media Studies Conference, New York, NY(April, 2011) Critcal Practice: Multimodal Projects “Cinderellaʼs Illuminated Gown”
Black Studies in Art and Design: Past Gains, Present Resistance, Future Challenges New York, NY (March, 2011)
Black Student Experience in and out of the Classroom “The Search for Peers”
Social Media/Public Relations/Planning Committees Critical Themes in Media Conference, New York, NY(Sept 2009 – Jan 2011)
Special Projects Committee Articule Artist Run Centre, Montreal, Canada (Jan 2009 – Jul 2009)
Intranet Publishing Council Stream International, Tampa, FL (Nov. 2004 – Jun. 2005)
Art Resources Committee (ARC) Smith College, Northampton, MA (2002 – 2003)
Academic Honor Board Secretary Smith College Northampton, MA (2001 – 2002)
Videographer,Translife International Triennial of New Media Art, Parsons The New School for Design, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China July 2011
Videographer, Black Studies in Art and Design Conference, Parsons The New School for Design,
New York, NY, Mar 2011
Videographer, Pictoplasma NYC Conference, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY Oct 2010
Max/MSP Intern, Harvestworks Digital Media Center, New York, NY (May 2010 – Aug 2010) Max/MSP Programmer for “Untitled” by David Connolly. Exhibited at Arnold and Sheila Aronson Gallery
at Parsons, The New School of Design (April 2010)
Video Editor for “Fractured Bones, Porous Outlines” by Miriam Sampaio Exhibited at Leonard and Ellen Bina Gallery Montreal, Canada (Dec 2008 – Jan 2009)
Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse Tampa Fl, (Sept 2007 – Jan 2008) Intern for “Waves of Meaning” at the Morean Arts Center.
USF Theatre Department Tampa, FL (Sept 2005 – May 2006) “The Magic Flute” Costumer
USF Art and Art History Department Tampa, FL (Jan 2005 – May 2007) Electronic Media Lab Monitor Monitored networked Digital Macintosh computers in the lab and provided support to student users, fielded inquiries and educated users.
Website Intern, The Daily Jolt Boston, MA (Jun – Aug 2002)
Mentored teams of students building their sites, brainstormed features for each site, troubleshot their code and added features requested. Assisted in preparing layout for Guidebook; updated the MySQL Database and UNIX directories, edited menu web pages and wrote promotional copy.
Researcher and Editor: Researched and edited content for the Providence, RI and Tufts University Guidebooks.