Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

Carson Center students launch confetti from the stairs of the new facility during the Nov. 17 grand opening celebration. Photo by Justin Mohling.

19 Mar 2021    

Carson Center dedication events win CASE award

Lincoln, Neb.--The Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts multi-day dedication events in November 2019 received a CASE District VI Gold Award.

CASE is the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Each year their awards recognize the best practices in advancement. 

The Carson Center Dedication won in the Special Events-Multi-Day category. The event was organized by the University of Nebraska Foundation, Chancellor’s Office, Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.

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LaJuné McMillian

05 Mar 2021    

Creative technologist McMillian to speak at IGNITE March 12

Lincoln, Neb.--New media artist and creative technologist LaJuné McMillian will speak at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts’ IGNITE colloquium on Friday, March 12.

IGNITE begins at 12:30 p.m. CT via Zoom. It is a colloquium for all Carson Center students, which involves guest lectures, workshops and seminars around creative and professional development. The event is free and open to the public and accessible at https://go.unl.edu/ignitespring.

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Robert Twomey

26 Feb 2021    By Kathe C. Andersen

Carson Center’s Twomey receives NSF grant for Augmented Reality research

Lincoln, Neb.—Robert Twomey, assistant professor of emerging media arts at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant as co-principal investigator on a $750,000 project titled “An Embodied, Augmented Reality Coding Platform for Pair Programming.”

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Meghan Ross, the head of creator success at Seed&Spark and a writer, producer, director, comedian and activist, will present an artist  talk at IGNITE via Zoom on Feb. 19. Photo by Bonica Ayala.

18 Feb 2021    

Carson Center, Carson School partner with Seed&Spark Crowdfunding

Lincoln, Neb.—The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts and Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film have a new partnership with Seed&Spark, a crowdfunding platform that delivers education, tools and resources that create access for all storytellers to get their work made and seen.

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Sydney Peters, a sophomore emerging media arts student, is organizing an online music event titled "Citrusfest" on Jan. 26.

08 Jan 2021    By Kathe C. Andersen

Emerging Media Arts student organizing online concert event

Lincoln, Neb.--Sydney Peters, a sophomore emerging media arts student in the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, is organizing an online music event on Jan. 26, 2021. 

The Citrusfest is a live, online experience event that will showcase undiscovered musical talent from across the country, in front of an online audience of fans, record labels, producers and leaders in the entertainment industry, to help kickstart an artist’s career. The event will take place between 7-9 p.m. CT. 

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Steve Kolbe

18 Dec 2020    By Camille Paddock, University Communication

Husker faculty goes the extra mile for students stuck in isolation

Lincoln, Neb.--Unexpected impacts of the global pandemic led the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Steve Kolbe to adjust end-of-semester plans to provide extra supports for students.

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A still from “A New Kind of Weather, No. 1,” created by Jesse Fleming, Laurel Jenkins and Lewis Pesacov.

02 Dec 2020    

Fleming collaborates on dance work video to be presented at Gold Series No. 3

Lincoln, Neb.—University of Nebraska–Lincoln Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts Jesse Fleming has collaborated with a team of artists on a dance work video to be presented at Gold Series No. 3 on Dec. 4-5.

Gold Series No. 3 is a performance series that includes a virtual gathering and dance event on Dec. 4 at 9pm CT and Dec. 5 at 7pm CT on a live stream via YouTube and Zoom.

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The geolocative STORY CITY projects are a way to experience the city through a variety of stories created by students in Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts Ash E. Smith's Story Lab course. Courtesy photo.

18 Nov 2020    By Kathe C. Andersen

Carson Center’s STORY CITY can be experienced throughout Lincoln

Lincoln, Neb.--Take a walk downtown, in the Haymarket or across Lincoln and experience the geolocative STORY CITY projects created by first-year students in the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts’ Story Lab course this semester.

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Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

16 Nov 2020    

HDR, Inc. receives architecture award for Carson Center

Lincoln, Neb.--HDR, Inc. received the AIA Nebraska Architecture Merit Award for their design of the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.

AIA Nebraska, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects, announced their 2020 Excellence in Design Award winners on Nov. 9. Nine Honor Awards and 1 Merit Award were presented from among 103 submissions, the largest number of submissions from Nebraska architects to date.

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Anna Henson

11 Nov 2020    

Henson's paper receives honorable mention at Designing Interactive Systems conference

Lincoln, Neb.--Assistant Professor of Practice in Emerging Media Arts Anna Henson has co-authored "Exploring Hybrid Virtual-Physical Homes," which received honorable mention at the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) Conference.

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