About Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, Univ. of Nebraska
The Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, a newly established $57M facility and academic degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is re-envisioning the university for the 21st century and how students learn. Current areas of interest and research within the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts include: cinematic arts, virtual production, interactive storytelling, experience design, procedural content generation/generative methods, VR/AR/XR, machine learning for artists, physical computing, sonic arts, and immersive and interactive media.
We envision being the premiere destination for a faculty seeking a fresh social vision beyond today’s media environments that values inclusivity and diversity, plays to the innermost recesses of our imaginations, solves human-scale problems and tells breathtaking stories that stimulate, provoke and inspire.
We focus on experimentation and production both inside and outside of the classroom. Our approach to learning relies more on collaboration rather than competition so as to cultivate a creative environment in which exploration, analysis, risk, and failure can freely occur. Classes are run in a workshop-like environment ...facilitating active learning and encouraging discussion of concept, content, technique and impact. All faculty are expected to engage with students beyond the classroom through a culture of project assistance, advising, mentoring, and community.
Since launching in the fall of 2019, we have welcomed our first three cohorts of undergraduate students. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the founding team and to set the culture of the Center.
Lincoln, Nebraska is the quintessential college community, with its University set in the middle of a dynamic downtown area consisting of restaurants, coffee houses, movie theaters, clubs, bike trails and urban residences. It is a creative, intellectual and vibrant community that loves the arts and is home to the Lied Center for Performing Arts, the Sheldon Museum of Art, and the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, an art house cinema adjacent to the new Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts.