Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

"The Woman Who Loved Giraffes" is one of the movies available for streaming through The Ross.

07 Apr 2020    

Ross offers streaming movies during temporary closure

Lincoln, Neb.--Although The Ross is temporarily closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, they are still offering high quality movies—not on their screens but streaming from their website.  

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Fifty-nine students from more than 40 high schools across the state were selected for the 2020 Nebraska Young Artist Awards.

03 Apr 2020    

Hixson-Lied College announces 2020 Nebraska Young Artist Awards recipients

Lincoln, Neb.--The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts has announced the winners of the 23rdannual Nebraska Young Artist Awards.

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16 Mar 2020    

JCSTF COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Learning Opportunites

Update (3/24/20)

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Dancer and actor Magdalena Kaczmarska stars in "Cleaner" by Jennifer and Kevin McCoy. Courtesy photo.

09 Mar 2020    

Canceled: Visiting artists Jennifer and Kevin McCoy to present screenings at Carson Center, Fiendish Plots

Updated March 12, 2020: The guest artist residency of Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, listed below, has been postponed to Fall 2020. (Date to be announced.) All events, including the film screening at the Carson Center, the film screening and exhibition at Fiendish Plots, and the residency by dancer Magda Kaczmarska scheduled for March 16-20 are canceled.

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UNL Dancers perform at last year's Arts Advocacy Day. This year's event is March 6 at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. Photo by Justin Mohling. Skyler Dykes and Emmalee Allen at a previous Arts Advocacy Day. This year's event is March 6. Courtesy photo.

26 Feb 2020    

Arts Advocacy Day March 6

Lincoln, Neb.--The third annual Arts Advocacy Day at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln will be held on Friday, March 6 from 5-8 p.m. at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts at 13th and Q streets. The events are free and open to the public.

The goal of the event is to celebrate student artwork and expose the university community to statewide arts advocacy effort.

There will be an arts advocacy station, offering information on Nebraskans for the Arts and materials to help participants write letters in support of the arts to their state representatives.

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Assistant Professor of Practice Ann Marie Pollard is offering free 50-minute weekly yoga sessions this spring for students and faculty/staff in the college at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.

26 Feb 2020    By Kathe C. Andersen

Student Advisory Boards coordinate wellness initiatives

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts undergraduate and graduate student advisory boards are coordinating a wellness initiative for students in the college.

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Clockwise from left: Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts Ash Smith, Mitchell Guynan, Parker Reil and Ally Hall in Boston. Photo courtesy of Ally Hall. Left to right: Ryan Hovland, Mitchell Guynan, Parker Reil and Ally Hall in Boston. Photo courtesy of Ash Smith.

26 Feb 2020    By Kathe C. Andersen

5 Emerging Media Arts students intern with branching narrative film project

Lincoln, Neb.--Five students studying Emerging Media Arts in the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts have worked as interns on a new branching narrative film project that will debut later this spring on major platform.

Non-disclosure agreements prevent details about the project from being released yet, but the project has received backing from Hollywood insiders.

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Ted Schilowitz

20 Feb 2020    

Paramount Pictures Futurist Schilowitz returns for IGNITE Feb. 28

Lincoln, Neb.--Ted Schilowitz, the first-ever Futurist-in-Residence for Paramount Pictures, will present the IGNITE colloquium on Friday, Feb. 28 at 10 a.m. in the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts Rm. 101. The event is free and open to the public.

IGNITE is a weekly colloquium for all Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts students, which involve guest lectures, workshops and seminars around creative and professional development. The Center is located at 1300 Q St.

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Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts Ash E. Smith has co-curated the exhibition "STREAMING" on display through March 13 at the University of California San Diego's Qualcomm Institute. Courtesy photo. Co-curators Ash Smith, Robert Twomey and Stephanie Sherman at the "STREAMING" exhibition at the University of California San Diego's Qualcomm Institute. Courtesy photo.

06 Feb 2020    

Carson Center’s Smith co-curates ‘STREAMING’ exhibition

Lincoln, Neb.--Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Arts Ash E. Smith has co-curated the exhibition “STREAMING” now on display through March 13 at the gallery@calit2 at the University of California San Diego’s Qualcomm Institute.

“STREAMING” is a research platform and exhibition that considers the ecological and social impacts of networked culture streams and the possibilities and limits for their calculation.

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Bernie Su

18 Dec 2019    

Carson Center Advisory Council member Su receives his third Emmy Award

Lincoln, Neb.--Bernie Su, an interactive creator and showrunner and a member of the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts’ Advisory Council, earned his third Emmy Award this fall in Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Media for Artificial.

Su is the co-creator and showrunner of the Peabody award-winning Artificial, the first live audience-interactive science fiction series to debut on Twitch. This series is a fully scripted serialized live narrative that lets the audience interact with the character while shifting the story and plot elements.

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