Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts
22 Oct 2021 By Robb Crouch, University of Nebraska Foundation
Johnny Carson Foundation gives $5M to support more Husker students
Lincoln, Nebraska, Oct. 22, 2021 — A $5 million gift from the Johnny Carson Foundation, announced Oct. 22 by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, will provide tuition assistance to even more students at the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.
13 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.
16 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.
09 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.
09 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.
09 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.
09 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.
07 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.
19 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.
28 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.