Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

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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Students in Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts Jesse Reding Fleming’s Innovation Studio course Emergent Strategies for Regenerative Futures visited Audubon Spring Creek Prairie in October to help them contemplate nature. Photo by Eddy Aldana. NFTs created by students in the course Emergent Strategies for Regenerative Futures will be on display at the Great Plains Art Museum Dec. 4-9 and at the opening reception Dec. 3 from 5-7pm.

01 Dec 2021    

Carson Center student-produced NFTs to be auctioned, exhibited at Great Plains Museum

Lincoln, Neb.--Students in Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts Jesse Reding Fleming’s Innovation Studio course Emergent Strategies for Regenerative Futures have produced NFT projects that will be auctioned online and exhibited physically at the Great Plains Art Museum.

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Clint Sears

19 Nov 2021    

Transmedia, interactive storyteller Sears teaches in Carson Center

Lincoln, Neb.--Clint Sears, the head of content for Spoon Originals and an interactive storyteller with credits in film, television and immersive experiences, is teaching EMAR 110: Story Lab 1—Intro to Interactive Storytelling this fall in the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.

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Bernie Su

17 Nov 2021    

Carson Center’s IGNITE features Emmy-winning interactive storyteller Su

Lincoln, Neb.--Bernie Su, a three-time primetime Emmy award-winning short form and interactive creator and showrunner will be featured at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts' IGNITE on Friday, Dec. 3.

Su's presentation will be Friday, Dec. 3 from 12:30-1:50 p.m. via Zoom at https://go.unl.edu/ignitefall2021 and also available at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts at 13th and Q sts. IGNITE is free and open to the public.

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Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, “Quantum Leap,” 2021. This generative NFT evolves from a three-sided shape to up to 20 sides over a three-year period. Over its lifetime, it can generate descendants and leaves greyscale versions of previous states behind to create new NFTs. Courtesy photo. Kevin and Jennifer McCoy. Courtesy photo.

29 Oct 2021    

Carson Center presents guest artists Jennifer and Kevin McCoy

Lincoln, Neb.—The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts will present two events with guest artists Jennifer and Kevin McCoy Nov. 11-12. Their visit is a collaboration between the Carson Center and Fiendish Plots.

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Johnny Carson

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.

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“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.

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.

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Chuck O'Connor

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.

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Megan Elliott. Photo by Wyn Wiley.

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. 

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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.

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.

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