Michael Branton – Professor of Mathematics & Computer Science
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Michael Branton was the founding director of the Digital Arts Program at Stetson. His interests are in 3D computer graphics programming, web application development, artificial life and dynamical systems. His latest work with his students involves human-computer interfaces, including infra-red sensors for head-gesture tracking utilizing neural nets and hidden markov models, and hand-gesture tracking with the Nintendo Wiimote. Email Michael Branton >>
Sean Peuquet – Visiting Asst. Professor of Digital Arts
Ph.D. (ABD) University of Florida. Sean is a composer, installation artist and music hardware tinkerer, originally from the Philadelphia area. He’s primarily concerned with how sound can bridge, and even call attention to, distances between the people, homes, cities, and objects in our lives at any given time. This interest frames his approach to algorithmic composition, interactive sound installation, computer improvisation and performance systems, and phenomenologies of sound. His work is played both nationally and internationally at conferences and festivals like ICMC and SEAMUS. Most recently he was an artist in residence at Art342 (Fort Collins, CO). Email Sean Peuquet >>
Matt Roberts – Assoc. Professor of Digital Arts
MFA, University of Illinois at Chicago. Matthew (Matt) Roberts is a new media artist specializing in real-time performance and new media applications. His work has been featured internationally and nationally, including shows in Brazil, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, Italy, and the United States. He was awarded the Transitio Award during the Transitiomx_02: International Festival of Electronic Art and Video 2007, and his work has been featured in several large circulation news media such as New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Wired. He is the founder and creative director of MPG: Mobile Performance Group and an Associate Professor of Art at Stetson University. Email Matt Roberts >>
Nathan Wolek – Assoc. Professor of Digital Arts
PhD, Northwestern University. Nathan Wolek is an audio artist and researcher whose work encompasses advanced signal processing techniques, multimedia performance, audio installation art, and electronic music history. His music features gradually changing textures, quivering pulses and environmental recordings of personal significance. Wolek has performed across the United States as a laptop instrumentalist, as well as recent performances in Canada and Brazil. Wolek uses his current role as Music Director of MPG: Mobile Performance Group to teach students about the potential of the laptop as a multimedia instrument. Email Nathan Wolek >>
Martha Garzon – Adjunct Professor
BA, Stetson University. Martha Garzon is a creative director, web developer and digital artist. After studying visual arts at the National University in Bogota, she moved to the US where she has been teaching multimedia, web development, photography and design since 2004. She currently works at the Digital Media Program at Seminole State College and M5 Design Studio. Her video work has been shown in several video and film festivals, including Art in General NY and the Latino Film Festival in CA.
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Stephen J. Ellis – Visiting Lecturer
BA, Music & BFA, Photography Central Washington University; current MFA candidate University of South Florida. Stephen John Ellis is a mixed-media artist employing digital video, electronic media and 3d design. His work argues for identity as a socio-aesthetic hybrid in an attempt to explain representations of self through the visual language of virtual realities. Ellis has worked as a freelance media artist and educator for several years and has exhibited both nationally and internationally, including China, Korea, Canada, Bulgaria and throughout the United States. Ellis was most recently an artist-in-residence at the Chashama residency in New York and will be in residence at the Nes Project in Iceland next May.
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