Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

"The Wilds," a groundbreaking new performance experience co-created by Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts Jesse Fleming, runs Oct. 6-15 at the Lied Center's Carson Theater. Jesse Fleming

22 Sep 2022    

Fleming co-creates groundbreaking ‘The Wilds’

Lincoln, Neb.--“I think what audiences can be sure to expect is a very engaging event that has a lot of immersive qualities; is highly experimental; is sonic, kinetic and visual; and touches upon both our most primary, innate being and our potential in an uncertain future.”

This is the description of “The Wilds” by Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts Jesse Fleming, who created this groundbreaking new performance experience with acclaimed choreographer Laurel Jenkins and Grammy-nominated producer/composer Lewis Pesacov.

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Sam Rice Sam Rice, an emerging media arts senior from Lincoln, had an internship with the Los Angeles Clippers this summer in their digital media department. Courtesy photo.

07 Sep 2022    By Kathe C. Andersen

EMA senior interns with L.A. Clippers

Lincoln, Neb.--Emerging Media Arts senior Sam Rice interned this summer with the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers in their digital media department as a video producer.

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Left to Right:  Ebben Blake, Rae Phillips, Dan Novy, Kayla LaPoure, Andrea Walls and Johannes Barfield at the Carson Center. Phillips, Walls and Barfield were the inaugural recipients of the Black Public Media Residencies.

24 Aug 2022    

Carson Center, Black Public Media launch emerging media residency program

Lincoln, Neb.--The Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts and Black Public Media (BPM) announced the first cohort of their new residency program, called the Black Public Media Residency at the Carson Center. The recipients, who are all developing creative technology projects, are artist Johannes Barfield, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; educator Rae Phillips, of Shreveport, Louisiana; and artist Andrea Walls, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Tory Lenosky

12 Aug 2022    

Carson School alumna Lenosky returns for Geske Cinema Showcase

Lincoln, Neb.--The Norman A. Geske Cinema Showcase, sponsored by the Friends of The Ross, presents producer and University of Nebraska–Lincoln Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film alumna Tory Lenosky (B.F.A. 2007), at the 7:30 p.m. screening of “Resurrection” on Friday, Sept. 2 for a Q&A with the audience at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

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Forty-five students have been selected to join the latest cohort of the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. Thirty-five of the 45 students hail from Nebraska. A key part of the emerging media arts curriculum is preparing students for hugely disruptive forces in artificial intelligence and virtual production that have changed the face of several industries.

11 Aug 2022    

45 students selected for new Carson Center cohort

Lincoln, Neb.--Forty-five students — 25 recent high school graduates and 20 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 fourth and largest cohort for the center, which opened in fall 2019. There will be 125 students majoring in emerging media arts this fall.

While 35 of the 45 students hail from Nebraska, this year’s cohort also includes students from Colorado, Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma, as well as Thailand.

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Three emerging media arts students had the opportunity to work on the new Disney+ series "Obi-Wan Kenobi" as part of their internship with Lola VFX. Courtesy photo.

26 Jul 2022    

3 EMA students work on ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ series for visual effects internship

Lincoln, Neb.--Three Emerging Media Arts students in the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts with three-month internships with Lola VFX had the opportunity to work on the new Disney+ series “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”

Sophia Stueven, a senior; Ally Hall, a senior; and Megan Whisenhunt, who graduated in May, were credited in the series and have since subsequently transitioned into employees with the visual effects firm.

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Clockwise from upper left:  Andy Belser, Ellen Hebden, Alessio Olivieri, Dan Novy and Sophie Isaak.

13 Jul 2022    

College welcomes new faculty

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts welcomes the following new faculty this fall. 

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Dan Novy

31 May 2022    

Novy joins Carson Center faculty this fall

Dan Novy (also known as NovySan) will be Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts beginning this fall.

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Left to right: Payton Bergkamp, Mike Rapsys, Kayla LaPoure, Mitchell Guynan, Allison Lund, Megan Whisenhunt, Madeline Schmit, Angela Walsh and Annie Wang are the first Emerging Media Arts alumni. Courtesy photo.

26 May 2022    

May commencement included first EMA grads

Lincoln, Neb.--Among the nearly 120 Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts undergraduate students who graduated on May 14 were the first nine emerging media arts graduates from the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.

The Carson Center opened in the fall of 2019. Preparations for the center were launched in 2015 with a $20 million gift from the foundation of iconic talk show host Johnny Carson.

The students graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in emerging media arts.

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The 2022 Hixson-Lied Faculty and Staff Award recipients were announced at the college's Honors Day celebration on April 22.

27 Apr 2022    

Hixson-Lied Faculty, Staff Awards announced

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts has announced the 2022 recipients of the Hixson-Lied Faculty and Staff awards.

This ongoing awards program for faculty and staff recognizes outstanding performance and accomplishments in the areas of teaching; research and creative activity; faculty service, outreach and engagement; outstanding lecturer; and staff service.

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