Carson Open Studios Events December 10 | Nebraska today

Students from the Johnny Carson School of Theater and Film at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts will host Open Studios events from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 10.

The events, all held at the Carson Center on the corner of 13th and Q streets, are free and open to the public. The full program, listed below, includes student shows and an interactive natural history museum.

The schedule includes:

  • 4 p.m. Open house for the Open Studio
  • 4:30 p.m. Welcome
  • 4:40 p.m. Performance by Cooper Rohde (StoryWorlds) at LED screen in southeast window
  • 4:45 p.m. Performance by AmunRa Jordan (StoryWorlds) at LED screen in southeast window
  • 4:50 p.m. Performance by Vera Butterfield (StoryWorlds) at the main staircase
  • 5:00 p.m. Moving Worlds in the first floor space. As part of a three-way collaboration with Dance Composition, Media Sound Design and Creativity in Real Time, they will present a one-hour series of live mixed reality performances. Audience members will see dancers controlling avatars in fantasy worlds, with generative body-driven sound media and immersive auditory landscapes.
  • 6.15 pm Interactive museum of natural history (principles of interactivity) at Rm. 101 South.
  • 7:30 pm Dramatic student show “Objectivity: The Solo Performance Project” at the Lab Theater, 3rd Floor, Temple Building.
  • 9:00 p.m. Closing

Facilities on the first floor of the Carson Center will include student work in Computational Media I, Principles of Interactivity, Visual Expression Studio I and II students.

The upstairs facilities on the second floor of the Carson Center will include the work of applicants for the Masters and Baccalaureate of Fine Arts in the Johnny Carson School’s Design and Technology program, as well as courses in emerging media arts, including Innovation Studio, StoryWorlds, Sound Lab, Digital Fabrication, Cinéma Production I and Lighting for film students.

A full schedule of events is available at

“Open Studios is a celebration of the student work done during this semester, as opposed to the Spring Portfolio Review, which celebrates each student throughout their career here,” said JD Madsen, associate professor of stage design and head of design and technology at Carson School. “The displays will be set up by project, course or production to see the variety of artistic responses and practices. “

The work of the following fall 2021 courses will be exhibited:

Emerging media arts

  • Visual expression I
  • Computer media I
  • HistoryWorlds
  • Media sound design
  • Sound laboratory
  • Principles of interactivity
  • Creativity in real time
  • Innovation Studio: The Art of Non-Fiction: Seabreeze Bop City
  • Innovation Studio: Emerging strategies for a regenerative future
  • Cinema production I
  • Digital manufacturing and physical computing
  • Cinema lighting

To dance
– Dance composition

Theater interpretation and design technology
* Mastery Design Studio * Design Principles * Stage Design I * Director / Designer Collaboration * Advanced Rendering and Rendering * Costume Creation: Draping * Production and Craft Work

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