MAAD Lecturers

2019-2020 Lecturers for Media Arts and Design

Nick Briz
//Teaching "Introduction to Internet Art" in Winter 2020 and "Intermediate Internet Art" in Spring 2020
Nick Briz is an internationally recognized new-media artist, educator and organizer. His work focuses on digital culture by investigating the promises and perils of living in an increasingly digital and networked world. He is an active participant in various online communities and conversations including glitch art, net art, remix culture, digital rights, Internet ecology and digital literacy. He's an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Creative Director of the digital agency Branger_Briz, a collective of artists, strategists, educators and programmers specializing in conceiving and developing custom innovative digital projects for a wide range of clients. Check out his website here.

Jon Chambers
//Teaching "Embodied Data and Gamified Interfaces" in Winter 2020

Jon Chambers is based in Chicago where he teaches media literacy, media art histories, net art, new media art (software + hardware) and video at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Northwestern University. He has shown work nationally and internationally, in screening venues, galleries and online. His full CV can be found here.

Ilana Emmett
//Teaching "Television in an Age of Change" in Spring 2020
Ilana Emmett is currently working on her dissertation on the aesthetics of American daytime soap operas on radio and television from 1930 to today, with a focus on sound aesthetics. Additional research addresses the history of television programming for deaf audiences. Research interests include: sound studies, disability studies, women’s popular media, teen media, and religion and media. She has presented her work at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and Console-ing Passions. She has a B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies from the University of Chicago and an M.A. in Film and Television Studies from the University of Warwick in the U.K. She has also worked in film and television production.

Julianne Grasso
//Teaching "Introduction to Video Game Music Studies" in Winter 2020
Julianne Grasso is a PhD candidate in Music History and Theory at the University of Chicago. Her dissertation, “Video Game Music, Meaning, and the Possibilities of Play” explores how music can shape playful experiences in virtual worlds, and how play can shape musical meaning in turn. Her other research interests include music cognition, public music theory, and inclusive and accessible pedagogy.