Upcoming ATEC Faculty Candidate Presentations, March 26-30

The following candidates are slated to present for the week of March 5-9, 2012. All presentations will be held in the ATEC Conference Room (ATEC 1.606).

Scot Gresham-Lancaster, MFA
Candidate for Assistant Professor in Sound Design

Mr. Gresham-Lancaster will give a presentation on Monday, March 26 at 3:30 pm in ATEC 1.606 entitled Sonification: Finding the Sound and Music which is Within the Data.

Scot Gresham-Lancaster is a composer, performer, instrument builder and educator with decades of professional experience. His recent work is for IMéRA in Marseille France on 2nd order sonification of data sets. As a member of the HUB, he is one of the early pioneers of “computer network music” and cellphone operas. He has created a series of “co-located” international Internet performances with remote dancers and musicians. An acclaimed pianist and guitarist, he also often performs with instruments of his own design. He has worked with major Silicon Valley firms developing audio for games and interactive and online consumer products.  He is an expert in 21st century educational technology and techniques.

Mr. Gresham-Lancaster was a student of Philip Ianni, Roy Harris, Darius Milhaud, John Chowning, Robert Ashley, Terry Riley, “Blue” Gene Tyrany, David Cope and Jack Jarrett among others. He has been a composer in residence at Mills College. At STEIM in Amsterdam he worked on developing new instruments for live performance of electroacoustic music. He is an alumnus of the Djerassi Artist Residency Program. He has toured and recorded as a member of the HUB and Room, Alvin Curran, ROVA saxophone quartet, The Club Foot Orchestra , and NYX. He has performed the music of Alvin Curran, Pauline Oliveros, John Zorn, and John Cage, under their direction, and worked as a technical assistant to Lou Harrison, Iannis Xenakis and David Tudor among many others.

Nakho Kim
Candidate for Assistant Professor in Networked Communication and Social Media

Mr. Kim will give a lecture on Tuesday, March 27 at 2:00 in ATEC 1.606 entitled Media Conditions of Successful  Ecology, Citizen Journalism and the Emerging Public Spheres.

Nakho Kim is currently a doctoral candidate of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests are in participatory citizen journalism, as an aspect of civic communication empowered with media technologies. Specific interest areas include citizen journalism practices, data journalism and media ecology modeling.

For several years, he has been developing and managing Madison Commons, a civic journalism project which aims to bridge various information needs of the local community. His dissertation in works builds an agent-based model of a simulated community to explore how we could use emerging media to bridge different communication networks and build a better public sphere.