Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

“Sleepdealer” by Alex Rivera, a filmmaker and digital media artist presenting at Flyover Summit 2021 at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. The Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts will host Flyover Summit Oct. 21-22, which will bring together research about rural-urban systems design and environmental futures.

calendar icon13 Oct 2021    

Carson Center hosts research Flyover Summit Oct. 21-22

Lincoln, Neb.--The Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts will host Flyover Summit Oct. 21-22, which will bring together research about rural-urban systems design and environmental futures.

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Chuck O'Connor

calendar icon16 Sep 2021    By Julie Kundhi, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor

O’Connor returns to faculty after 10 years of success as dean

Lincoln, Neb.--Charles “Chuck” O’Connor has announced that he will step down Jan. 3, 2022 after serving for nearly a decade as dean of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. He plans to return to his full-time faculty role in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film.

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Megan Elliott. Photo by Wyn Wiley.

calendar icon09 Sep 2021    

Elliott is one of 10 essayists for NEA Tech as Art report

Lincoln, Neb.--Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts Founding Director Megan Elliott was one of 10 essayists commissioned by the National Endowment of the Arts to accompany the publishing of the report “Tech as Art: Supporting Artists Who Use Technology as a Creative Medium.”

The report is the result of a two-year research initiative exploring the multifaceted creative practices of artists who engage with digital technologies. 

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Ash Eliza Smith (left) and Jesse Fleming each received Layman Awards from the UNL Office of Research & Economic Development for their research projects.

calendar icon09 Sep 2021    

Smith, Fleming receive Layman awards

Lincoln, Neb--Two professors in the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts each received Layman Awards from the UNL Office of Research & Economic Development for their research projects.

Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts Ash E. Smith and Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts Jesse Fleming each received $10,000 Layman Awards. Layman Awards provide funding for projects that will enhance the grantee’s ability to obtain external funding to support prominent scholarly work.

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Anna Henson

calendar icon09 Sep 2021    

Henson’s project receives Rural Drug Addiction Research Center funding

Lincoln, Neb.--Anna Henson, an assistant professor of practice in emerging media arts in the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, has received $25,000 for one year of support with the option for an additional $25,000 in second-year support from the Rural Drug Addiction Research Center for her pilot project.

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From Robert Twomey's exhibition "Three Stage Drawing Transfer." This project creates a visual-mental-physical circuit between a generative adversarial network (GAN), a co-robotic arm and a five-year-old child. Courtesy photo.

calendar icon09 Sep 2021    

Carson Center faculty presentations and exhibitions

Lincoln, Neb.--Faculty from the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts have recently participated and presented at these major conferences and exhibitions:

• Megan Elliott, founding director of the Carson Center, was a panelist in Education in XR (held in AltSpace) speaking about how the Carson Center used XR for teaching and learning during the pandemic.

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The Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts has received funding from the Nebraska Research Initiative to establish the Carson Center-Design and Innovation Core (DIC), a Core Research Facility.

calendar icon07 Sep 2021    

Carson Center earns Core Research Facility designation

Lincoln, Neb.--The Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts has received $625,000 in funding from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Nebraska Research Initiative (NRI) to establish itself as a Core Research Facility at Nebraska.

NRI funding is designed to facilitate and grow faculty research programs that have an impact in Nebraska and worldwide. The Core Research Facility will be called the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts-Design and Innovation Core (DIC). The funding is over five years.

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Forty-two students have been selected to join the latest cohort of the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. Thirty-three of the 42 students hail from Nebraska.

calendar icon19 Aug 2021    

42 students selected for new Carson Center cohort

Lincoln, Neb.--Forty-two students, including 26 high school students and 16 transfer students, have been selected to join the latest cohort of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.

This is the third and largest cohort for the center, which opened in the fall of 2019.

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Avatar Dance by Olivia Benson from the Creating Augmented Worlds class this semester in the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.

calendar icon28 Apr 2021    By Kathe C. Andersen

Carson Center course explores virtual and social worlds

Lincoln, Neb.--Assistant Professor of Practice in Emerging Media Arts Anna Henson taught a special topics course this semester titled “Creating Augmented Worlds,” to explore virtual and mixed reality and explore how people can be together, even if they’re far apart.

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Adam Ferriss

calendar icon21 Apr 2021    

Creative Coder Ferriss presents next IGNITE

Lincoln, Neb.--Artist and creative coder Adam Ferriss will present virtually at the next IGNITE colloquium.

Ferriss’s presentation will be on Friday, April 23 at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. The presentation is free and open to the public. Access IGNITE at https://go.unl.edu/ignitespring. Ferriss will be giving attendees a tutorial on Spark AR, an augmented reality software used to make face filters for Instagram and Facebook.

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