Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

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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Students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film and Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts will hold Open Studios events on Friday, May 6. See the work of emerging media arts and theatre students.

27 Apr 2022    

Carson Open Studios events May 6

Lincoln, Neb.--Students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film and Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts will host an Open Studios event on Friday, May 6. All of the  events are free and open to the public.

The schedule is as follows:

5-7 p.m. Emerging Media Arts Open Studios at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, 13thand Q sts. The event showcases the works and performances by Bachelor of Fine Arts in Emerging Media Arts students.

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Trent Claus

19 Apr 2022    

IGNITE to feature visual effects supervisor Claus

Lincoln, Neb.--Trent Claus, an award-winning visual effects supervisor with Lola VFX will be featured at IGNITE on Friday, April 22 at 12:30 p.m. at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. The event is free and open to the public.

The event is also accessible via Zoom at https://go.unl.edu/ignite.

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Guest artists from Meow Wolf, an arts and entertainment company that creates large-scale, immersive art installations, will be in the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts April 1-3. Laika Young O’Brien

29 Mar 2022    

Meow Wolf coming to Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

Lincoln, Neb.--Members of Meow Wolf, an arts and entertainment company that creates large-scale, immersive art installations, will be guest artists in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts April 1-3.

Meow Wolf’s Lead Experience Designer Laika Young O’Brien and Experience Designer Max Neutra will give a public presentation at IGNITE on Friday, April 1 from 12:30-1:50 p.m. in the Carson Center, which is located at 13th and Q sts. IGNITE is free and open to the public. 

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The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has named its finalists for the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts dean position.

24 Feb 2022    By Julie Kundhi, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor

Finalists announced for fine and performing arts dean

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has named its finalists for the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts dean position.

Selected through a national search, the candidates will visit campus between Feb. 28 and March 10.

Candidates will participate in multiple-day interviews with a variety of college stakeholders. Public presentations, each at 3:30 p.m. in the Lied Center for Performing Arts’ Steinhart Room, will be offered in-person and via Zoom.

The finalists, listed by public presentation date, are:

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Stephanie Dinkins. Photo by Jay Adams.

16 Feb 2022    

Award-winning artist Dinkins to lecture Feb. 25

Update: This event will take place on Zoom only. RSVP required at https://go.unl.edu/dinkinsrsvp to receive the Zoom link.

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Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts Founding Director Megan Elliott in a new promotional video by HP.

20 Jan 2022    

Carson Center featured in HP video

Lincoln, Neb.--The Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts and its founding director Megan Elliott are featured in a new promotional video by HP.

The film shows how the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is building a world-class emerging media arts program with world-class technology from HP to push the boundaries for the next generation of storytelling.

"If you want blue-sky thinking, you need blue skies. And if you want to experiment, you need space, and we've got plenty of that," Elliott says in the two-minute video.

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Students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film and Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts will hold Open Studios events on Friday, Dec. 10.

02 Dec 2021    

Carson Open Studios events Dec. 10

Lincoln, Neb.--Students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film and Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts will host an Open Studios event on Friday, Dec. 10 from 4-9 p.m. The events are free and open to the public.

The schedule is as follows:
4 p.m. Doors open for Open Studio
4:30 p.m. Welcome
4:40 p.m. Performance by Cooper Rohde (StoryWorlds) at the LED screen in the southeast window

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