JOHNNY CARSON CENTER OF EMERGING ARTS VIRTUAL OPEN STUDIOS FUTURE STORIES: ARTISTS IN PROCESS May 1, 5 - 7pm

Enter the Carson Center Student Rooms
Virtual Carson Center in Mozilla Hubs
Carson Center in daytime

PROGRAM:

  • Hello, a word from the organizers in the Lobby: 5:30 PM, 6 PM, 6:30 PM
  • In your own time, peruse the 29 installations and rooms located throughout the Carson Center and interact with the artists
  • Spencer Munson DJ’s and Dancing on 1st Floor of the Carson Center: See Spencers Twitch Feed
  • A concierge will be present in the lobby to answer questions

About Open Studio

  • Spring is the season of life expanding. This virtual open studio has emerged during a time of disruption to our Spring curriculum here at UNL; this is a showcase of resilience and problem-solving, of artists creating opportunity and fuel from the energy of limitation.
  • Understand this event as a visit to the artist’s production room before the full project has come to fruition—a future unfolding at the Cason Center for Emerging Media Arts. This is an intimate space to witness the creative process leading to future worlds. The artist is present in each room with you, feel free to say hello, ask questions, share your experience -- this is a studio visit after all.
  • Each room is unique, developed by each student as an emergent gallery space -- exhibiting a story forming in front of and around us. Feel free to get lost within their expression. Expect to find storyboards, scripts, previsualizations, diversions into playful animated worlds, playing in sidebars, and site-specific architectural worlds that both exhibit the work in process while exemplifying the content itself.
  • The student work exhibited here is from three Carson Center foundation classes from Spring 2020 and are represented here in 29 unique installations

EMA COURSES EXHIBITING:

  • StoryLab2 (Assistant Professor Ash Smith)
  • Visual Expression Studio (Assistant Professor Jesse Fleming)
  • IgniteMake (Visiting Creative Technologist in Residence Ben Kreimer)

**Special thank you to Tyson Fiscus and HDR Inc, the architects for the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, for lending us the 3D model!


BEST PRACTICES IN HUBS:

  • Change/Enter your name and select an avatar each time you enter a new room
  • Use Firefox as your browser
  • Shut down all other audio and communication devices that may be running on your computer (zoom, discord, slack, facetime etc.)
  • If audio is not working then reload/refresh the page
  • Earbuds or Headphones may be helpful
  • W, A, S, D or your arrow keys will help you move around
  • G key lets you fly with the use of W, A, S, D
  • Looking can be done by left-clicking and dragging
  • Right click on images and videos in room to full screen them
  • Audio is spatialized meaning that you can only hear when you are in proximity to people or players
  • Once you are ready to go to another room, return to the index of rooms or select the image of the Carson Center to return to the main lobby.

Student Rooms

* Cick student bar for more information

Payton Bergkamp

The Sound of Rain

Research Thesis
What would college look like if the coasts flooded?

Development Materials
Spoke/Hub

Angela Walsh

1707 (SL), Sleepwalker (VES)

Research Thesis
What does the hero do after they save the day?

Development Materials
Spoke/Hubs SL: blogger.com (website) + Photoshop (comic) VE: unity +premiere pro

Megan Kanger

Room Name: Ataraxia - Megan Kanger. Name of works: Ataraxia (SL), Island Rave (VES)

Research Thesis
What role does creativity play in people’s lives, and how do we use creativity as a form of communication?

Development Materials
Spoke/Hubs, Unity, FadeIn, Google Drive, Adobe Premiere Pro

Cara Lechtenberger

The Missing Folder (SL), Lighting the Way (VES)

Research Thesis
What if the government assigned jobs to everyone?

Development Materials
Spoke/Hubs, Unity, Google Drive, WriterDuet

Ellie Castro

The Grease Pit

Research Thesis
What if robots/AI became more prevalent in our everyday society and were able to develop personalities and opinions?

Development Materials
Google Drive, Unity, GarageBand, Spoke/Hubs, Adobe Spark

Sam Rice

Reperations, VisEx Final

Research Thesis
What if desensitization has robbed our generation of emotions we otherwise would have experienced?

Development Materials
Google Drive, Unity, Logic Pro X, Spoke/Hubs, AMBEO Orbit, Premiere Pro

Josiah Morgan

Mydriasis

Research Thesis
What if the 'smart drug' culture of Silicon Valley moved to Silicon Prairie?

Development Materials
Adobe CC, Spoke/Hubs, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Unity

Sydney Peters

sydney's room

Research Thesis
What if algorithms chose your future relationships?

Development Materials
spoke, google drive, imovie, unity

Aliya Sime

Cerulean

Research Thesis
Is it possible to remove human emotions completely

Development Materials
Unity, Google Drive, Spoke, Microsoft Office

Sophia Stueven

Sophia's Room

Research Thesis
Plagia, How would emerging VR affect parent-children relationships

Development Materials
Spoke/Hubs

Taylor Groppe

Aerestorm

Research Thesis
What if Earth ran out of physical room for people and advancements? Where would we go then, and how would that affect the technology and people?

Development Materials
Spoke/Hubs, Unity, Premiere Pro, Adobe Audition,Google Slides, WriterDuet

Kale Hatfield

Mental Hellth

Research Thesis
What if virtual reality replaces therapists for mental health?

Development Materials
Spoke/Hubs

Izzy Pineda

Lincoln Welcome Hub

Research Thesis
How Lincoln would react as a growing city

Development Materials
Spoke/Hubs

Ethan Ma

redesign: Opulence

Research Thesis
What if self-expression could be used to heal trauma?

Development Materials
Spoke Mozilla Hub, Adobe Photoshop

Hadley Olson

Refine corrections center

Research Thesis
Can you use Vr simulations to train your brain to make new habits

Development Materials
Spoke/Hubs

Annie Wang

The Tortoise (SL) + MAKE A MOVE (VES)

Research Thesis
SL: What would a city adapted to slow living look like? + How can location based services affect our relationships?

Development Materials
SL: Highland 2 (screenwriting), GarageBand (media asset), Zoom (rehearsals), Google Docs, Google Slides / VES: Unity, Adobe Premiere Pro / Room created w/ Spoke by Mozilla

Jacob Muff

Echoes Dorm Room

Research Thesis
A sci-fi limited series about future tech privacy and college. An off-putting music video created in Unity.

Development Materials
Unity, Premiere Pro, FadeIn, Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Google Slides.

Kayla LaPoure

"The Tattoo Machine (SL) | Junk Yard Jam (VES)"

Research Thesis
"SL:How do we create an understanding over the crossover between art and science? What if the crossover between art and science created understanding of the world? Can LARP bring an understanding and empathy into this crossover?"

Development Materials
SL: Zoom, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe portfolio VES: Unity Both: Spoke

Olivia Benson

Deergate

Research Thesis
SL: What role do emotions play in human/animal connections as well as human/human relationships?

Development Materials
Adobe Fresco, Unity, Spoke/Mozilla Hubs, Google Docs/Slides

Madeline Schmit

Human Error Writers' Room

Research Thesis
What if AI could replace humans in the creation of stories and media?

Development Materials
Pieces of screenplays and interviews with the characters, Unity, Spoke/Mozilla Hubs, YouTube, Adobe Premiere

Abby Hall

PUFF

Research Thesis
SL: how can fashion and wearables be used to manipulate and enhance substance use?

Development Materials
Spoke, Mozilla Hubs, Unity, Google Docs/Slides, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Procreate, tshirts, printing making, ink, sewing machine!!

Ally Hall

PUFF

Research Thesis
SL: how can fashion and wearables be used to manipulate and enhance substance use?

Development Materials
Spoke, Mozilla Hubs, Unity, Google Docs/Slides, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Procreate, tshirts, printing making, ink, sewing machine!!

Sarah Pagano

Hideout

Research Thesis
What would it be like to live in a world with no freedoms?

Development Materials
SL Grover's Mill screenplay and Glossary (Media asset final)

Benjamin Reichle

The Dark Side

Research Thesis
What if you were an astronaut on the moon when the world ends?

Development Materials
Premiere Pro, Google Docs, FadeIn, Unity, PhotoShop, Audacity, Mozilla Hubs/Spoke

Mike Rapsys

Rolling Art

Research Thesis
What cultural impact can skateboarding have on pop culture?

Development Materials
After Effects, Premier Pro, Touch designer, google docs, Unity, Google slides, lightroom, photoshop, Mozilla Hubs

Maricel Reinhard

Snoezelen

Research Thesis
What if modern arts were used in the rural community? How would this help mental health?

Development Materials
Spoke/Hubs

Allison Lund & Mitchell Guynan

The Flavor

Research Thesis
What if people didn't cook anymore? In the absence of a value of creativity in a society, would people still attempt to create?

Development Materials
Unity, Google Docs, Maya, Spoke, Hubs, Writer's Duet, StoryBoardr, Procreate

Parker Reil

Fixing The Spill

Research Thesis
What would happen if an unlikely oil spill happened in the Midwest?

Development Materials
Audition, FadeIn, Photoshop, Unity, Procreate, Spoke, Hubs

Celisa Phillips

This Is The Way The World Ended

Research Thesis
How does propaganda affect post-war countries?

Development Materials
Spoke Mozilla Hubs, Procreate, Premire Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Google Docs/Slides