I had started out as an Art/Painting major at another school.  During my freshman year I got a job in graphic design, and I knew that's what I wanted to do...
Melissa Mykal Batalin '06
EMAC gave me a breadth of study which became invaluable to me in my current job at DreamWorks Animation...
Eli Bocek-Rivele '06
The EMAC program taught me some of the necessary software to succeed in the field, along with many new ways of visualizing things and creating new ideas...
Christina Ciani '10
Certain courses taught me to look at everything from different perspectives, and that ... a situation may call for a non-traditional approach...
Kirk Duwel '03
I had the opportunity to work with feature animation right through graduation...
Adam Gaige '07
EMAC gave me an understanding of concepts and theories that I use every day in my career...
Josh Goldenberg '10
The diversity of classes I took while attending RPI as an EMAC student allowed me to discover my ideal career path...
Chris LaPointe '10
The EMAC program definitely prepared me for graduate school because it gave me an excellent foundation for a graphic design career...
Steve Lucin '08
It is unique that we receive a B.S. rather than a B.A. I think this opens a lot more opportunities...
Kimberly Gomboz '09
Being an EMAC major gave me the communication background needed for my job...
Emelie Hegarty '09
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Silvia Ruzanka

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Silvia Ruzanka


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  • M.F.A., Art and Technology Studies, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Silvia Ruzanka is a media artist whose projects include video, installation, performance, and virtual environments.  Her work is concerned with the archaeology and memory of technology and media, and their intersections with everyday life.  She has presented her artwork and research internationally at galleries, museums, and festivals, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Boston Cyberarts Festival, the New Forms Festival (Vancouver), SIGGRAPH, ISEA, the Gosia Koscielak Gallery (Chicago), DeadTech (Chicago), and the Museum of New Art (Detroit), among others. 

Her recent projects span a wide range of digital form and materials, including augmented reality artworks for smartphones; tiny 3D video projections in public spaces; interactive sound compositions from the sounds of dying hard drives for the dance performance Compositions for Bit at Judson Church; a video game about Tai Chi and labor in the food service industry commissioned by the performance group Disorientalism; and Marathon, a single-channel video composite of one entire season of the popular TV show Law and Order

Her current research interests include the history of the telegraph as the first cyberspace, Spiritualism, animation, augmented reality, digital glitches, and technological manifestations of the unseen, the overlooked, and the invisible. 

Contact info:
Office number: Sage4202
Phone number: 518.276.3856
Fax number: 518.276.4370
Email Address: ruzans@rpi.edu