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.

Emma Deutsch

Emma Deutsch is a senior Art History and Visual Culture student at Bard. She is interested in global modernisms, domestic, craft and abject art, as well as how food affects and represents culture. Her senior project considers the politics and poetics of the everyday in artworks that center cooking, eating, and food materiality – questioning to what extent these works articulate the subsumption of the individual into (and in resistance to) various systems of relationships. Emma is the content manager for the Experimental Humanities Collaborative Network, and has worked on organizing the Spring 2021 COVID Exceptionalism unconference and the upcoming To Be Named exhibition.

Lyra Johnson

Lyra Johnson (she/her) is a senior at Bard College studying Film and Electronic Arts with a concentration in Experimental Humanities. Lyra’s work focuses on an in-depth and somewhat psychological exploration of visual mediums as a means of facilitating empathy and understanding. She loves experimental/avant-garde film, documentaries, horror, sci-fi, and any fusion of these genres. Lyra is also curious about the potential ethical ramifications of artificial intelligence research, and particularly how these conversations center themselves around independent thought and artistic expression: Can an AI make “real” art, or is art strictly a human endeavor?

Arnav Shirodkar

Arnav Shirodkar (Singapore) is a Junior at Bard College doing a double degree in Computer Science and Music Performance . He is interested in the cross-sections between computer science and various art forms, exploring how technology can create new audio-visual experiences, facilitate interaction between artists and audiences as well as serve as tools to help artists fully express themselves. He is a member of the Bard Conservatory Percussion Studio, frequently performing in a variety of chamber music concerts and with the Bard College Orchestra. While working with EH, Arnav is keen to contribute his ability both as a developer and as an artist to their digital projects.

Josh Guerrero

Josh Guerrero (Queens, NY) is a third year at Bard College studying Electronic Music. He is interested in the sound and visual origins of nature and how they have been perceived by people to shape culture, music, shared experiences, and future understandings of a rapidly changing industrial world. His creative work involves both musical and cinematic expressions of nature and a search for further understanding at a both social and personal level what it means to live and connect with the world. With his experience in sound, film and music software, he hopes to develop and contribute creative work and analysis on a variety of projects and areas in EH.

Anna Likhanova

Anna Likhanova (she/her) is a sophomore planning on majoring in Studio Arts and Computer Science and concentrating in Experimental Humanities. Coming from Russia, Anna is passionate about human rights and the ways art and technology can become a symbol of resilience. She is also interested in game design and hopes to make it her career one day.

Samantha Simon

Samantha Simon (she/her) is a first year student planning to major in Art History and Visual Culture with a concentration in Experimental Humanities. She is interested in the impact technology and digital literacy have on human development, and how society will continue to restructure itself around developing technology. She’s especially passionate about the influence of media on socio-emotional development. In her free time, Samantha enjoys running, writing, engaging with all kinds of art (especially theater), and being in conversation.

Clementine Williams

Clementine Williams (Brooklyn, NY) is a third year Studio Arts major at Bard, who spends most of her time running between Biology labs in RKC and painting studios in Fisher. To her, creating is a process of play in which time, material, energy, and desire interact to birth artifacts of personal experience. Her work reflects the collage-like elements of thought, remembering, forgetting, coping, and feeling, often at the blurry intersection between digital permanence and human subjectivity. She works primarily in oil paint, however is interested in exploring more of 3D space, both digitally and physically.

Isabella Haid

Isabella Haid (Dallas, Texas) is a senior at Bard College studying Computer Science and American Studies with a concentration in Experimental Humanities. Focused on the intersection of technology and personhood, they are curious about emerging forms of media, from livestreams to virtual reality, and how they embody cybernetic celebrity worship and community building. Isabella studies how the algorithms and owners of communications technologies inform online interactivity, performance, and belonging. Their approach to work intertwines histories of labor, technology, and media. At the heart of this is an interest in how subcultures develop across online platforms and the ways in which these collectivities reify or resist capitalist subjectivity. Isabella hopes to encourage conversation about personal identities being commodified, complicated, or rejected as a result of online interactivity.

Carol Montealegre

(Bogota COL 1984) 

Visual Artist and Filmmaker.

Social Anthropology at the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá and then received an MFA in Visual Arts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM. Her research and practice intersect cinema, performance based on research and work with communities in search of emancipation. Is currently enrolled in the MA program in Human Rights and the Arts at Bard College. She creates experiences that allow the audience and the performers to immerse themselves in other possible realities to decolonize the body, mind, and soul. Is now working on a film project in 8mm, “Howls In the Mountains” with a women ́s union in Colombia on how ancestral healing practices are a form of resistance and empowerment towards the construction  of a different society post conflict.