Avatar Dance by Olivia Benson from the Creating Augmented Worlds class this semester in the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.

calendar icon28 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.

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: (Left to right) Bethany Jackson, Zoe Kraus, Camille Lerner, Nathan Alexander, Jamie Bullins and Julie Reiling work on the perfect formula for the blood used in “Dracula: Mina’s Quest” at the Food Innovation Center. Photo by Eddy Aldana. The Nebraska Repertory Theatre presents "Dracula: Mina's Quest."

calendar icon28 Apr 2021    By Kathe C. Andersen

Nebraska Rep’s ‘Dracula: Mina’s Quest’ will be webcast May 6-9

Lincoln, Neb.--The Nebraska Repertory Theatre closes its season with Steven Dietz’s “Dracula: Mina’s Quest” May 6-9. The production will mark the Rep directorial debut of David Long, associate professor of theatre and head of the performance area in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film.

“Dracula: Mina’s Quest” will have no in-person audience, due to the global pandemic. The performance will be webcast at 7:30 p.m. on May 6-8 and 2 p.m. on May 9. Tickets are free, but must be reserved at http://nebraskarep.org.

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Adam Ferriss

calendar icon21 Apr 2021    

Creative Coder Ferriss presents next IGNITE

Lincoln, Neb.--Artist and creative coder Adam Ferriss will present virtually at the next IGNITE colloquium.

Ferriss’s presentation will be on Friday, April 23 at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. The presentation is free and open to the public. Access IGNITE at https://go.unl.edu/ignitespring. Ferriss will be giving attendees a tutorial on Spark AR, an augmented reality software used to make face filters for Instagram and Facebook.

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Charlie Fink

calendar icon26 Mar 2021    

XR consultant Fink to speak at IGNITE April 2

Lincoln, Neb.--XR consultant, author and columnist Charlie Fink will speak at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts’ IGNITE colloquium on Friday, April 2.

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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The Nebraska Rep presents virtual streaming performances of the St. Louis Black Rep's production of "Home" April 7-11.

calendar icon23 Mar 2021    

Nebraska Rep presents livestream of 'Home'

Lincoln, Neb.--Nebraska Repertory Theatre, in collaboration with the St. Louis Black Repertory Company, presents Samm-Art Williams’ critically acclaimed play “Home.” “Home” is produced by the Black Rep and directed by its founder and producing director Ron Himes.

Performances are virtual and will stream April 7-10 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance on April 11 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are free but must be reserved at http://nebraskarep.org.

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The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts has selected 18 undergraduate students to be Hixson-Lied College Student Ambassadors for 2021-2022.

calendar icon19 Mar 2021    

2021-2022 Student Ambassadors announced

Lincoln, Neb.--The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts has selected 18 undergraduate students to be Hixson-Lied College Student Ambassadors for 2021-2022.

The Student Ambassador program, under the direction of Director of Recruitment Alfonzo Cooper, Jr., consists of outstanding undergraduate students who promote pride and develop awareness of the Hixson-Lied College and its academic programs.

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

calendar icon19 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

calendar icon05 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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Casting director Sylvia Gregory, C.S.A., visits with students and faculty virtually in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film on Feb. 26 as part of the new Professional Development Series.

calendar icon03 Mar 2021    By Kathe C. Andersen

Carson School launches Professional Development Series for performers

Lincoln, Neb.--The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film has launched a Professional Development Series to bring guest artists in monthly who focus on professional development for performance students.

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Robert Twomey

calendar icon26 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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