Elliott is featured speaker at premiere IGNITE colloquium

Elliott is featured speaker at premiere IGNITE colloquium

calendar icon29 Aug 2019    

Megan Elliott. Photo by Wyn Wiley.
Megan Elliott. Photo by Wyn Wiley.

Megan Elliott, the founding director of the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, will be the featured speaker at the premier IGNITE colloquium on Friday, Aug. 30 from 12:30-1:50 p.m. in CEMA 101. The event is free and open to the public.

IGNITE is a weekly colloquium for all Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts students, which will involve guest lectures, workshops and seminars around creative development and professional development. The colloquiums are open to the entire university community, as well as the public.

Elliott was previously the manager of leadership and community connections at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia and former director and CEO of digital media think-tank X Media Lab.

She was recently appointed to the program committee of the Virtual Reality Continuum and its Applications in Industry for the 17th Siggraph international conference in Australia in November 2019.

Elliott was nominated by the Australian government as one of the “Global 50—Australian Unlimited—Global Achievers,” and as one of the “leading 50 Women for the Future.” Elliott has deep ties to the emerging media industries across Asia, Europe and the rest of the world.

Other upcoming IGNITE speakers include:
Joseph Krings, Friday, Sept. 6 from 12:30-1:50 p.m. Krings is an editor of narrative and documentary films. Captain Fantastic, won Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival and earned an Oscar nomination for star Viggo Mortensen. His most recent film After the Wedding starring Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams was the Opening Night film at this year’s Sundance Festival. In documentary, Supermensch, directed by Mike Myers, won Best Documentary at the Hollywood Film Awards and was nominated for an Emmy. Krings was named the 2013 Sally Menke Memorial Editing Fellow by the Sundance Institute. Now living in New York City he is a native of Albion, Nebraska, and graduated from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1998.

• Kevin Cunningham, Friday, Sept. 13 from 12:30-1:50 p.m. Cunningham is an award-winning New York based artist and producer. He is the founder and Executive Artistic Director of 3-Legged Dog Media and Theater Group. Over the last 16 years he also ran 3LD Art & Technology Center, 3-Legged Dog's multi-venue high tech development studio for experimental arts of all kinds in Lower Manhattan. He is known for artistic and technological innovation as well as business innovation in the not-for-profit arts.

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