Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

The Hixson-Lied Faculty and Staff Award recipients include Christy Aggens, Jamie Bullins, Dana Fritz, Marques L.A. Garrett, Danni Gilbert, Leslie Harms, Anna Henson, Jen Landis, Sean Strough, David von Kampen and Sandra Williams.

05 May 2023    

Hixson-Lied Faculty, Staff awards announced

The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts announced the 2023 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 servce, outreach and engagement; outstanding lecturer; and staff service.

The following faculty and staff awards were presented at the college’s Honors Day celebration on May 5.

• College Distinguished Teaching Award:

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The Nebraska Coast Connection presents The Hollywood Salon Comes Home on Monday, May 8 at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.

19 Apr 2023    

Nebraska Coast Connection presents The Hollywood Salon Comes Home May 8

Lincoln, Neb.--The Nebraska Coast Connection presents The Hollywood Salon Comes Home on Monday, May 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. The event is free and open to the public.

It will also be live streamed for viewers in California and worldwide. Visit https://nebraskacoast.com for streaming details. The event is part of the celebration of 30 years of Nebraska Coast Connection and The Hollywood Salon.

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Image by Sam Bendix.

14 Apr 2023    

2 Carson Center professors have work at WOW Festival 2023

Lincoln, Neb.--Assistant Professors of Emerging Media Arts Ash Eliza Smith and Robert Twomey will have their work, “CLEANING THE STABLES” included in the La Jolla Playhouse Without Walls (WOW) Festival on April 27 in San Diego.

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Black Public Media and the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts are accepting applications for a residency for Black filmmakers, creative technologists and artists.

14 Apr 2023    

Submissions open for Black Public Media residency at Carson Center

Lincoln, Neb.--Black Public Media (BPM) and the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts are continuing a collaboration for the second year on a new residency for Black filmmakers, creative technologists and artists who need access to emerging technology, studio time or work space.

The in-person residency was launched at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln during the summer of 2022.

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A one-day, intensive AI filmmaking hackathon will be held on April 15 at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. A one-day, intensive AI filmmaking hackathon will be held on April 15 at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.

31 Mar 2023    

AI+Creative Filmmaking Design Hackathon is April 15

Lincoln, Neb.--A one-day, intensive AI filmmaking hackathon will be held on Saturday, April 15, where creatives will offer up speculative visions of the future and emergent system designs to offer us clues and strategies of ways that we can shape an interspecies future.

The event is co-hosted by The Nebraska Technology and Governance Center, Cinema 16 and the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.

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Alijah Mallula

14 Mar 2023    

Emerging Media Arts senior earns Maxis Studios internship

Lincoln, Neb.--Alijah Mallula, a senior emerging media arts and English major at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, has earned a three-month internship from Maxis Studios, in Redwood City, California. 

There were 619 applicants for the internship, and Mallula was the single candidate offered the internship. She will start May 22 and continue for 12 weeks.

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See the works in progress of emerging media arts and theatre students at the Carson Open Studios event on Dec. 9.

05 Dec 2022    

Carson Open Studios event is Dec. 9

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

The schedule includes:
• 5-7 p.m. Emerging Media Arts Open Studios at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, 13th and Q sts. The event showcases work in progress by Bachelor of Fine Arts in emerging media arts students.

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Students and faculty from the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts had the opportunity to tour Disney Imagineering with Mikhael Tara Garver as part of their trip to Los Angeles to attend the Infinity Festival-Hollywood. Courtesy photo. Emerging Media Arts students find Johnny Carson's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Courtesy photo.

18 Nov 2022    

Carson Center students network in Los Angeles

Lincoln, Neb.--Twenty-one students and three faculty and staff in the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, along with Johnny Carson Endowed Director in Emerging Media Arts Megan Elliott, and Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Dean Andy Belser, attended the Infinity Festival-Hollywood Nov. 2-5.

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Megan Elliott speaks at the dedication of the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts in 2019. Elliott is the inaugural Johnny Carson Endowed Director in Emerging Media Arts. (Justin Mohling/University Communication and Marketing) Johnny Carson. Photo courtesy of the Carson Entertainment Group.

27 Oct 2022    

Johnny Carson Foundation gives $2.5M to create endowed directorship for Carson Center

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has announced a $2.5 million gift from the Johnny Carson Foundation to create an endowed directorship for the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.

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Pat Hazell (left) and Teresa Ganzel. Teresa Ganzel with Johnny Carson in a Tea Time Movies with Art Fern sketch on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.” Courtesy photo.

14 Oct 2022    By Kathe C. Andersen

Hazell, Ganzel return for Carson Lecture Series program Oct. 30

Lincoln, Neb.--The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film’s Carson Lecture Series returns Sunday, Oct. 30 at 3:30 p.m. in the Swanson Auditorium of the Nebraska Union at 14th and R sts. on the University of Nebraska–Lincoln city campus.

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