Project Description


ATEC Alum Deja Rollins (MA in EMAC '16) has been accepted to the PhD program in Communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She will begin her doctoral studies there in Fall 2020. Congratulations, Deja!


ATEC MFA Student Ivey Barr completed her thesis and graduated in Spring 2020.

Title of Thesis: "While I See You: Transgressive Duality in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea."

Supervising Committee: ATEC Professor Mihai Nadin (Chair), ATEC Associate Professor xtine burrough, ATEC Clinical Associate Professor Cassini Nazir


ATEC MFA Student Elizabeth Fuchs completed her thesis and graduated in Spring 2020.

Title of Thesis: "Finding Mercury."

Supervising Committee: ATEC Associate Professor Monica Evans (Chair), ATEC Clinical Professor Tim Christopher, ATEC Assistant Professor Hong-An Wu


ATEC MA Student Alex Remington completed his thesis and graduated in Spring 2020.

Title of Thesis: "Modeled Bodies: Biopolitics, Gender, and Futurities in Digital Fashion Media."

Supervising Committee: ATEC Associate Professor Kim Knight (Chair), ATEC Assistant Professors Olivia Banner, Juan Llamas-Rodriguez


ATEC MA Student Brandon Leifheit completed his thesis and graduated in Spring 2020.

Title of Thesis: "A Modded Minecraft Metagame: Metagaming and the Neoliberal Politics of Minecraft."

Supervising Committee: ATEC Assistant Professors Hong-An Wu (Chair), Josef Nguyen, ATEC Clinical Professor Tim Christopher


ATEC Professor xtine burrough and A&H Associate Professor of Instruction Sabrina Starnaman, with technical direction by ATEC Associate Dean of Research and Creative Technologies Dale MacDonald, created Epic Hand Washing in the Time of Lost Narratives, a browser-based speculative remix project published by The Photographers' Gallery, London and Unthinking Photography. Visit the project at https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/epichandwashing.

burrough and Starnaman wrote an essay about this work and A Kitchen of One's Own—their original commission for Data/Set/Match, an ongoing program seeking new ways to present, visualise and interrogate contemporary image datasets—for Unthinking Photography at https://unthinking.photography/articles/recovering-lost-narratives-in-epic-kitchens

The project and article are featured on the The Photographers' Gallery and Unthinking Photography websites from May 13-July 31, 2020.


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