Department of Media Study,
University at Buffalo
248A Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY 14260-6020
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department
of Media Study, University at Buffalo, 2000 - present
Research Assistant, Electronic Visualization
Laboratory, UIC, 1996-2000
Taught Virtual Reality, computer graphics programming and
Developed experimental, low-cost, passive-stereo, immersive
Developed linux-based PC lab for VR development.
Hosted Dan Sandin as a visiting lecturer at the Center for
Computational Research Symposium, April 2001
in Residence, Ars Electronica Center (AEC), Linz, Austria, May- Aug
Floor Manager for iGrid 2000, a demonstration of networked
VR applications at INET 2000, the Internet Global Summit, Yokohama Japan,
Developed interactive, virtual reality experiences for the
CAVE®, a room-sized, projection based, VR system, including "Shared
Miletus," "The Thing Growing," and "The Multi Mega Book in the CAVE." (see
Webmistress for EVL website. Responsible for site content
and administration. Participated in three major updates of site content/design.
Java scripting, java applets, cgi scripts. 1995-2000
Participated in and organized EVL's component for international
conferences including SIGGRAPH, SuperComputing, Ars Electronica Festival,
Published art criticism articles in Leonardo Electronic Almanac,
wrote and presented technical papers. (See Publications
Completed "The Multi Mega Book in the CAVE for 1997 Ars Electronica
Developed interactive module for an ImmersaDeskTMVR
application for Fronius, a welding company and industrial client of AEC.
This application showed at trade shows across Europe.
Developed Story Board for CAVE VR application for Siemens,
an industrial client of AEC.
Art, 1983 - present
VR Art and Research 2001
Developed collaborative networked VR project with EVL for
exhibition at the 2001 Ars Electronica Festival, September 2001
Organizer of "The CAVE and Beyond: VR Art in Museums and
Galleries" Panel, SIGGRAPH 2001, August 2001 (See Presentations)
Worked on Japanese language version of "The Thing Growing"
project for exhibit at the ICC, Tokyo, June 2001 (see Exhibitions)
Published and presented research papers. (See Publications
Chair, SIGGRAPH 1998
Since 1983 I have worked with Julie Zando as a writer, performer
and producer on a series of award winning, experimental video tapes. "The
Apparent Trap" (performer, 1999); "Uh-Oh" (producer, 1994); "The Bus Stops
Here" (writer/producer/performer, 1990); "Let's Play Prisoners" (writer/performer,
1988); "Hey Bud" (performer, 1987); "I Like Girls for Friends" (performer,
1986); "Fru-Fru Le Bon Weston Goes to the Soft Seas" (performer 1983).
These videos have shown world wide (see Exhibitions)
Volunteer, 1995 - 1997
Chair of the Interactive Installations Panel, Gallery Talks
At conferences including, Alliance '98, International Society
for Electronic Arts '97, Total Museum Conference '96, Ars Electronica Conference
'96, SuperComputing '95.
Produced a 30 minute documentary on BlackFeet Women Forest
Fire Fighters which aired on NPR's Horizons, "Battling the Heat: BlackFeet
Women Fire-Fighters." Produced a five minute report of the same material
which aired on the BBC's Woman's Hour, "BlackFeet Firewomen".
Invited by Tucson Visiting Artist Consortium, The Gallagher
Fund, and The University of Arizona, to present my work and visit students'
studios, Tucson, AZ
of Fine Arts, Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL), University
of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), 2000
of Arts, University at Buffalo, State University of New York,
MFA exhibition "The Thing Growing" focused on programming
a computer-controlled animated character in an interactive fiction. (see
Continued a series of short stories. Two have been published,
one is a self-published hyper-text, one is a video tape. "The House of
Nishime", 1996; "Les Girls", 1996; "Dwayne Loves Johnny Coggio", 1995;
"Let's Play Prisoners", 1988. (See Publications
& Exhibitions )
University Fellowship, UIC, 1995-1997
American Studies/Women's Studies
of Arts, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, 1977
Grants & Awards
Faculty Development Grant
Awarded Education Technology Grant, by the Faculty Development
Committee of the University at Buffalo, April 2001
"The Multi Mega Book in the CAVE", in the Theatre and Exhibition
Section of Multimedia Grand Prix '97, Multimedia Content Association of
Award for Short Fiction
"Uh-Oh", 6th International Video Festival, Cultural Council
of the City of Vigo, Spain, 1995
"Dwayne Loves Johnny Coggio", 1994
"The Bus Stops Here", 15th Annual Atlanta Film & Video
"Let's Play Prisoners", 13th Annual Atlanta Film & Video
"Let's Play Prisoners", Black Maria Thomas Edison Film &
Video Festival 1989
Lectures and Presentations (see
Have lived and worked on three continents.
Speak Spanish, French and a little German.
Practice kundalini yoga and garden.