Research

Faculty conduct research on a broad range of topics, with particular strengths in the following areas:

Activist Media, Performance and Community Arts
  • Art, Media, and Public Policy 
  • Tactical Media Art 
  • Creativity and Social Justice 
  • Creative Resistance 
  • Art and Social Change 
  • Sustainability and the Environment

Faculty: Kathy High, Branda Miller, Kathleen Ruiz, Mary Anne Staniszewski, Igor Vamos

 

Electro-acoustic Music Composition & Performance
  • Contemporary Composition/Improvisation
  • Sonic Art and Installation
  • Algorithmic Composition and Improvisation
  • Deep Listening
  • Sound Spatialization
  • Telematic Performance
  • Classical and Contemporary Music Performance

Faculty: Curtis Bahn, Michael Century, Tomie Hahn, Rob Hamilton, Mary Simoni

Contemporary Art Practices
  • Public Art and Performance
  • Installation
  • Sculpture and Inflatable Art
  • Photography
  • Light and Shadow as Sculpture Medium
  • Mixed Media Painting Processes

Faculty: Ben Chang, Tomie Hahn, Kathy High, Shawn Lawson, Kathleen Ruiz, Silvia Ruzanka, Igor Vamos

Games & Simulation
  • Experimental Game Design
  • CGI (Computer Graphics Imaging)
  • Interactive Simulation
  • Animation and Digital Cinema
  • Environmentally, Socially, and Culturally Conscious Games

Faculty: Ben Chang, Shawn Lawson, Kathleen Ruiz, Silvia Ruzanka

Media Arts History, Culture and Theory
  • World Music and Dance
  • Art, Technology, and Culture
  • New Media Theory
  • Contemporary Arts and Music
  • Cultural Studies
  • Gender and Race Studies
  • Curatorial Studies

Faculty: Curtis Bahn, Ben Chang, Michael Century, Tomie Hahn, Rob Hamilton, Kathy High, Branda Miller, Kathleen Ruiz, Silvia Ruzanka, Mary Anne Staniszewski, Igor Vamos

New Interfaces for Artistic Expression
  • Human/Computer Interaction
  • Physical Computing
  • Extended Instruments
  • Multi-Sensory Display and Input
  • Olfaction, Proprioception, Biofeedback, EEG/EKG Interfaces
  • Interfaces for Differently-Abled Persons
  • Interactive Movement and Dance

Faculty: Curtis Bahn, Ben Chang, Tomie Hahn, Shawn Lawson, Kathleen Ruiz, Silvia Ruzanka, Mary Simoni

Perception, the Senses, Behavior and Interaction
  • Perception of Narrative and Perception as Narrative
  • Explorations of First Person Experience
  • Intentionality and Empathy
  • The Observer, the Observed, and the Process of Observation

Faculty: Ben Chang, Tomie Hahn, Kathy High, Shawn Lawson, Branda Miller, Kathleen Ruiz, Silvia Ruzanka, Mary Simoni

Contact

The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Russell Sage Laboratory (SAGE) 4307, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180
(518) 276-2576

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