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.

Bird Cohen

Bird Cohen is a junior Electronic Music major with a focus in spatial audio and interactive audio-visual art. They are especially interested in using programs such as Unity, SketchUp, and Twine to explore questions of gender identity and the ways in which our ideas of body and interaction change as technology develops. They are interested in the post-internet canon, and the ways in which naive media creates evocative emotional experiences.

Isabella Haid

Isabella Haid (Dallas, Texas) is a first-year planning to study Computer Science and Studio Arts with a concentration in Experimental Humanities. Focused on the intersection of technology and art, she is curious about emerging forms of media such as virtual reality and the ways in which new media inform online interactivity, accessibility of art, and the conception of internet subcultures. Alongside this, she hopes to encourage conversation surrounding the interactivity of art and how personal identities are complicated, reinforced, or rejected as a result.

Maeve Potter

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.

Djimon Gibson

Djimon Gibson (Bronx, New York) is a senior majoring in Environmental and Urban Studies with a focus in Urban and Regional Studies. His interests include includes hypertext fiction, video editing, graphics editing, and the data scraping of public record. Djimon often contemplates the efforts of large-scale data companies to “disrupt” established systems like food access, public transit, and the mental well-being of those who use and rely on their services. His senior project will encompass the sociological investigation of the construction of three skateparks as purpose-built public spaces in New York City, to illuminate trends in development’s effects on the accessibility and design of the city’s other public spaces. In that context, he is interested in the scattering, representation and translation of these physical cultural spaces on the Web, and their contributions to the potential unseating of the appropriated public spaces typically used by skateboarders.

Megumi Kivuva

Megumi Kivuva (Nairobi, Kenya & Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a sophomore Computer Science and Spanish major with a concentration in Experimental Humanities. Since she started studying Computer Science she has always been interested in the confluence between technology and humanity. As a Media Corps member, Megumi works on digital history projects and develops a new app for the center. In the future Megumi hopes to pursue a career in media studies and learning sciences. In her free time you can find her in cooking for her friends or belting show tunes. 

Ariel West

Ariel West (Los Angeles, CA) is a Freshman at Bard College. She plans to major in Film and Electronic Arts with a concentration in Experimental Humanities. Currently, she is interested in how the history and present use of media and technology influences and distorts the construction of self and society as a whole. These questions lead to experiments in two realms, the first utilizing the demonstrative capacity of film to explore these concepts, the second is analysis of both the film and theories to further elaborate upon them. These projects probe further questions that center around the relationship of the viewer to the art, and how this relationship can identify new constructions of self . This leads Ariel to concern herself with the new ways media can be reconstructed to immerse an audience, whether this immersion is spatial, physical, or emotional. How can VR, AR, and other forms of interactive media be utilized to change a viewer into a user, and a user into a creator? Currently, she is attempting to find ways that the human body of the viewer can be used as a tool by the artist to mesh the experience of creating and viewing. Can the personal mechanics of the viewer’s eye be utilized in media to create an individual experience that is unique to the viewer in the moment of the viewer’s perception of said media?

 

Anna Hallett Gutierrez

Anna Hallett Gutierrez (York, Pennsylvania) is a fourth year student studying Violin Performance and Philosophy in Bard Conservatory’s double-degree program.  She has enjoyed working on oral history projects, and working administratively; behind the scenes to keep things organized at the container. Her interests include oral histories, audio and video editing, and how personal narratives shape and bring history to life.

Mishi Mandoki

Mishi Mandoki (Mexico City) is a first-year student studying Environmental & Urban Studies and Photography. She is interested in the interrelation of art and science and explores this theme by studying the relationships that human beings hold with the natural world. Some of her areas of interest include: film and digital photography, painting, drawing and digital programs such as Lightroom and Photoshop. Mishi enjoys collaborating with other artists and creators to come up with collective projects!

Cymone Richardson

Cymone Richardson (New Orleans, Louisiana) is a third-year Sociology major with a concentration in Experimental Humanities. She is also a Bard ECO scholar and co-head of The Fashion Committee club. For her senior project, she is interested in talking about intersections of race, gender, and identity and social interaction and culture on online interfaces. Using coding languages, knowledge of sociological theory and research, her love for digital and traditional painting and illustration, and various media platforms, she aims to convey the complexities of the multiple realities that individuals live in and how technology creates these layers in our daily lives.