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  • Jennifer Levonian makes animations and paintings in Philadelphia. Her work explores the ambivalence of everyday life by focusing on things which go unnoticed and transforming them into bizarre narratives. Her work has been exhibited at venues including the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Asheville Museum of Art, Asheville, NC; the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD; and the Wexner Center in Columbus, OH. She has attended residencies at Skowhegan...

  • To celebrate the White River Indie Film Festival alongside the anniversary year of The Center for Cartoon Studies, students in Jodie Mack’s “Curating and Microcinema” class will present a seventy-minute program of short animation films showcasing the representation of female comic characters. Featuring contemporary and historical works, this program celebrates the shared trajectories of comics and animation, as...

  • Surrounded by glass walls, the digital arts lab can be found on the first floor of the Black Family Visual Arts Center.

    Several Film & Media classes have been held in the lab, including professor Jeffrey Ruoff’s “Experimental Filmmaking” and "Advanced Documentary", Mark Williams' "Broadcast and Electronic Journalism", and Peter Ciardelli's "Theory and Practice of Editing".

    The lab is a space in which students can create digital art using some of the most powerful graphic...

  • Works by Lizzy Rogers '16 and Kyle Kaplan 'G16 will be screened at the upcoming White River Indie Films Festival.  Kyle Kaplan's film Dino " is a short portrait of Taipei noisician Dino. Through interviews interwoven with performance footage, Dino reveals his musical past, his philosophy of performing, and the underlying Confucian principles of his practice." Lizzy Rogers' film A Lyric is "based on the poem by T.S. Eliot,...

  • Professor Flanagan reports that "Compared to the widespread acceptance of digital devices as evidenced by millions of apps, ubiquitous smartphones and the distribution of iPads in schools surprisingly few studies exist about how digital tools affect our understanding - our cognition."

    The study, High-Low Split: Divergent Cognitive Construal Levels Triggered by Digital and Non-digital Platforms (co-written and presented at CHI 2016 by ...

  • Directed by artists Lilli Carre and Alexander Stewart, Eyeworks is an invitational festival focusing on abstract animation and unconventional character animation. Festival programs showcase outstanding experimental animation of all sorts, and include classic films and new works. The aim of Eyeworks is to present works that engage the enormous potential inherent in the art form of animation - concentrating on works made by individual artists, drawing on the lineage of avant-garde cinema as...

  • Professor Mark Williams will speak at the Digital Humanities and the Historical Archive Symposium (to be held at Hong Kong Baptist University on May 9th).  He also spoke at the Transformations Conference at New York University April 15th and 16th.

  • “We have a rich history of the avant-garde that is kind of hidden,” Mack says. She likes the [email protected] campaign—and in fact helped come up with the name.  Read more about the campaign in this Dartmouth Now article


    Mary Flanagan, the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor in Digital Humanities, has been selected for a prestigious Getty Scholarship for 2016-17. These scholarships are awarded by the Getty Foundation, whose mission is to advance the visual arts by supporting scholars and institutions who have gained distinction in this field.

    She will also receive an...

  • April 27 (Wednesday)
    4:00 – 6:00pm
    Room 245 in the Black Family Visual Arts Center (VAC)

    Friends, visitors, and associates — all are welcome to explore the Tiltfactor Laboratory for our 2016 Spring Open House! Enjoy Thai appetizers and beverages while playing video games developed at Dartmouth’s very own Tiltfactor lab, including the award-winning Smorball, as well as top secret games still in development, and board and card...