Any new medium carries within it the seeds for new conceptual models and new means of interaction. The ability to translate all media into a digital realm breaks the boundaries that previously separated various disciplines. New media is inventing itself on the margins between art and science; film and journalism; theory and theater; television and graphic design. It is in this interdisciplinary spirit that the New Media Interdisciplinary Concentration invites and facilitates collaborations across disciplines that aspire to invent new ideas and create divergent expression.
Integrating both media and content, the New Media Interdisciplinary Concentration considers not only how to work with the new technologies, but how to think about them in a cultural context. In addition to offering an in-depth introduction to new media production, the Concentration examines the impact of emerging technologies on our cultural framework. Developing practical and conceptual relationships to both the history and future of new media, current explorations focus on interactive multimedia, convergence technologies, experimental art forms, and the issues associated with digital culture.
I served as founding co-director of NMIC 2000-2003, and director 2003-2004.