Left to right:  Alexah Fort, Micah Fullinfaw and Hannah Gish at the Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship’s 48-Hour Challenge. Courtesy photo.

19 Feb 2024    

EMA students place in 48-hour entrepreneurship challenge

Lincoln, Neb.--Emerging Media Arts students Hannah Gish, Alexah Fort and Micah Fullinfaw participated in the Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship’s 48-Hour Challenge Feb. 15-17 and earned second and third place in the competition with their respective teams.

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Jinku Kim's "Hard-Wired Wonderland." A continuation of this piece will be on display at the Kiewit Luminarium in Omaha through Jan. 11, 2024. Courtesy photo. Jinku Kim

21 Nov 2023    By Kathe C. Andersen

Kim’s work featured in Kiewit Luminarium ‘Glow’ exhibit

Lincoln, Neb.--Jinku Kim, assistant professor of practice in emerging media arts in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, is one of four artists selected for “Glow,” an exhibition of light, art and science, at Omaha’s Kiewit Luminarium.

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The Open Studios event on Dec. 8 features work from multiple classes from students in emerging media arts and theatre-design and technical production. Photo by Laura Cobb.

20 Nov 2023    

Carson School Open Studios is Dec. 8

Lincoln, Neb.--Students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film will host an Open Studios event on Friday, Dec. 8 from 5-7 p.m. in the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.

Work from multiple classes from the fall semester will be on display from students in both the Emerging Media Arts and Theatre-Design and Technical Production programs. The event is free and open to the public.

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Left:  Christina Kirk; Right: A world premiere reading of Christina Kirk's new play, "A House Divided," will take place on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2p.m. in the Studio Theatre.

17 Nov 2023    

Carson School to host world premiere reading of Kirk’s ‘A House Divided’

Lincoln, Neb.--The Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film will host the world premiere reading of “A House Divided,” a new play by Professor of Theatre Christina Kirk, on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Peter Flaherty’s “The Dial” will be at the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts Oct. 27-Dec. 1. A new form of storytelling, “The Dial” combines an interactive narrative with augmented reality and projection mapping. Courtesy photo. Peter Flaherty

13 Oct 2023    

Flaherty brings interactive ‘The Dial’ to Carson Center

Peter Flaherty, a director and interactive artist whose work has shown in more than 100 international venues, including theaters, galleries and museums, will be at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts on Oct. 27. His interactive piece, “The Dial,” will be on display at the Carson Center from Oct. 27-Dec. 1.

In addition to giving workshops to emerging media arts students, Flaherty will give a public lecture at IGNITE on Friday, Oct. 27 at 12:30 p.m. in the Carson Center. The event is free and open to the public. 

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A still from the Speculative Devices Lab, a working prototype that shows a combination of photogrammetry, 360 video and 2D archival image within a Real-Time 3D game engine that allows the player to move around the environment with six degrees of freedom and experience in a VR headset or on a computer screen. Image courtesy of Speculative Devices Lab. Wyatt Debban, Alex Gee and Samuel Lawton from the Speculative Devices Lab drop a 360 camera into the missile silo using a fishing line. Photo by Ash Eliza Smith.

05 Oct 2023    

Interdisciplinary UNL research team re-imagines decommissioned missile silo through storytelling, emerging technologies

Lincoln, Neb.--Thanks to a Grand Challenges grant, an interdisciplinary team of student and faculty researchers at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is re-imagining a decommissioned Atlas-F missile silo near Seward, Nebraska, into the Ice Coring and Education Silo Center. Upon its completion, the facility would be the first facility of its kind in the world.

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Kylie Muller (left), an emerging media arts major at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was among four students who taught filmmaking skills to Native youth during a film camp at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota in late July and early August. Courtesy photo.

29 Sep 2023    By Leslie Reed, University Communication and Marketing

Huskers mentor young filmmakers on the Pine Ridge Reservation

Lincoln, Neb.--During a 10-day stay on the Pine Ridge Reservation in late July and early August, four University of Nebraska–Lincoln students led a summer camp to teach reservation youth how to write, film and edit the stories they want to tell.

In turn, the university students, all enrolled in the selective Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, learned about the history, culture and landscape of the Pine Ridge Reservation and the Lakota people who live there.

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Nebraska student and script supervisor Charlie Major listens to comments by producer Jamie Vesay. At left is Richard Endacott and in the middle right is Grace Birkland, Nebraska student and second assistant cameraperson. Photo by Craig Chandler.

29 Sep 2023    By Kristina Jackson, University Communication and Marketing

Huskers work behind the camera alongside professionals on film set

Lincoln, Neb.--Bright lights entered small town Nebraska for a project led by a team from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

About a dozen Husker students served on the crew for a short film written and directed by Richard Endacott, professor of cinema and screenwriting. Endacott said giving students hands-on experience working alongside professionals gave them insight into all aspects of production.

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An Art TEAMS participant teacher’s students co-create a “Learning Wall” — a method of “making thinking visible” and collaborative learning. Photo by Chuck Green, CYFS.

29 Sep 2023    By Chuck Green, CYFS

Collaboration promotes teaching innovation through art, emerging media

Lincoln, Neb.--As technology continues to rapidly evolve, a group of Nebraska researchers is collaborating with the state’s K-12 educators, artists and administrators to imagine the future of media.

The Teaching with Arts and Emerging Media (Art TEAMS) project is under way in classrooms throughout Nebraska. The five-year pilot project is designed to promote teaching innovation through arts and emerging media in Nebraska public schools.

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Alijah Mallula, an English and emerging media arts student from Malcolm, Nebraska, interned with Maxis Studios this summer. Courtesy photo.

29 Sep 2023    By Matthew Strasburger, University Communication and Marketing

With Electronic Arts internship, Mallula built worlds through sound

Lincoln, Neb.--For aspiring audio artists like senior Alijah Mallula, few opportunities could be more exciting than an audio artist internship with Electronic Arts in Redwood City, California, an opportunity she beat out over 600 applicants to secure.

“I was shocked, for sure.” she said of learning that she scored the internship. “And to be honest, I still can’t believe it. It feels like a dream.”

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