Media Corps


Media Corps students support Experimental Humanities initiatives across the college through assistance with faculty and staff projects, digital documentation of EH events, and dissemination of EH work by Bard students, faculty, and staff.

  • Anne Comer (Baltimore, Maryland) is a senior majoring in Anthropology and concentrating in Experimental Humanities. Her senior project focuses on multimodal forms of ethnography and the process of archiving a collection of documents relating to Ward Manor (a former retirement community and Youth Camps run by the Community Service Society of New York from 1926-1959). Her area of interest includes oral history interviews, voiceover, post-production and audio editing, history, hunting in the archives, website design, digitization of artifacts/documents, genealogy, 3D video production, ArcGIS, QGIS and Esri Story Maps.

  • Emma Washburn (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a senior majoring in Philosophy and concentrating in Experimental Humanities. Her senior project aims to analyze the ways in which digital forms of technology, specifically the internet and social media, are shifting the ways in which humans conceive of themselves and interact with others in a late capitalist society through various Marxist and Postmodern lenses. Interests include: Facebook, smartphones, predictive algorithms, automation, corporate control of the media, and the death of capitalism.

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    Lynn Barnett (New Jersey) is a senior Art History major with a focus in Architecture. Their recent projects seek to answer the question, “How does space shape us, and how do we shape space?” using VR, AR, CAD, and other modeling software to get there. Their senior project rebuilds and retells the life and death of Cedar Hill, a now-defunct hamlet less than a mile south of the Bard College campus, which will depict the town in virtual reality in three stages: its development in the 19th century, its peak, and its decline in the beginning of the 20th century. Through VR and AR technology, this information that was once only attainable through multiple archival digs and databases with paywalls can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection in an all-encompassing virtual tour. Lynn likes worldbuilding, 3D printing, virtual reality, and video games!

  • Maeve Potter (Chicago, Illinois) is a junior majoring in Film & Electronic Arts and concentrating in Experimental Humanities. As long as Maeve is doing something creative on a computer she’s happy. Her area of interest includes: video with a focus on post-production, audio editing, graphic design, web design, coding, electronic music, game creation, big data, AI, virtual reality, and pretty much any other form of digital art. Maeve loves teamwork and collaboration and is happy to help other students with any software needs.

  • Sophia Pappas (New York, NY) is a senior Sociology major with a focus on urban sociology. Her senior thesis focuses on homeless motherhood in New York City and the shelter system, trying to answer the question “How does motherhood affect homelessness?”. She is really interested in how physical space informs human interactions. How are cities built in order to form inequalities and how could they be built better to prevent such inequalities?