Center Leadership

Nadav Assor

Nadav Assor

Faculty Director

Nadav Assor is Associate Professor of Expanded Media at Connecticut College’s Studio Art department. His work takes on systems of technological mediation that are frequently military-industrial  in origin, from eye-tracking cameras to drones, telepresence-robots and mixed-reality environments. Low-fi versions of these are critically repurposed in his work to function as a means for creating communities, connections, intimate human dialog and visceral audio-visual-tactile experiences. Assor’s videos, installations and performances have been featured in film festivals, museums, galleries, and live venues across North America, Europe, and Asia. Assor’s work has been reviewed in publications such as Hyperallergic, Artforum, Vice Motherboard, Art Monthly UK, the Chicago Tribune and Haaretz. His single channel video work is distributed through Video Data Bank, Chicago. He was a Fellow at the Open Documentary Lab at MIT from 2019-2022. He was a Fellow at the Open Documentary Lab at MIT from 2019-2022.

Steve Luber

Steve Luber

Associate Director

Steve Luber is a scholar, teacher, and artist specializing in the intersections of media and performance. He has published work on post-digital performance, the Blue Man Group, and Radiohole, among other topics. He has directed devised work and musicals at various colleges and universities, and has collaborated with the Builders Association and David Byrne.

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Rachel Boggia

Associate Fellow for Curriculum

Rachel Boggia makes, performs, and documents dance works, often in collaboration with other artists, scientists, and thinkers. She also frequently makes documentaries on other dance artists, creates video installations, designs video projections for performance, and experiments with online embodied education through a project called Meta-Academy. It is her pleasure to serve as Associate Professor and Chair of Connecticut College Department of Dance. She has taught courses in art and multimedia at the Bates Dance Festival, Bates College, Wesleyan University, and now teaches the Ammerman Gateway course here at Conn. Her collaborative works have been shown in Boston, Philadelipha, New York, Seattle, Frankfort, Limerick, and online. 

Lyndsay Bratton

Associate Fellow for Information / Research

Lyndsay Bratton is the Assistant Director for Digital Scholarship in Information Services, working with faculty and students to build and publish open-access, born-digital scholarly projects. She is also the library liaison to the arts departments and teaches a course in art history on art crimes and the value of art. Her doctoral research focused on Czech modern craft and design in the early twentieth century, and visual and material culture’s role in creating national identity.

Sangyoon James Lee, Assistant Professor of Computer Science

James Lee

Associate Fellow for Technology

James Lee is a computer scientist and media artist interested in computer graphics, visualization, games, physical computing, and virtual reality. His recent research focuses on virtual humans to design and develop a lifelike computer interface by digitizing a real person’s figure and nature, including personality and mannerisms. Lee received his BS and MS degree in Architecture from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, MFA from the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and a Ph.D. degree in Electronic Visualization Laboratory, Computer Science at UIC.

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Ari Rotramel

Associate Fellow for Community Engagement

Ariella R. Rotramel joined the College in 2012. They are the department chair and Vandana Shiva Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality Studies. They are an interdisciplinary scholar committed to bridging theoretical and practical engagements of identity and social justice issues. Rotramel holds a bachelor of arts degree for an Independent Program of Study (Intersections of Racial, Sexual and Gender Identities) from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and a doctorate in Women's and Gender Studies from Rutgers University.

Andrea Wollensak, Professor of Art, Judith Ammerman '60 Director, Ammerman Center for Arts & Technology, Connecticut College

Andrea Wollensak

Associate Fellow for Design

Andrea Wollensak is an artist, designer, and educator. Her work spans multi-media from traditional and digital fabrication, to generative-interactive systems and includes digital storytelling with community partners, programmers, sound artists, and poets. Themes in her work explore design for social impact through place-based public narratives, mapping, and site-installations for civic participation. Wollensak has exhibited internationally and received grants/residencies from the Rockefeller Center in Bellagio, Italy, the International Artist Studio Program, Sweden, the National Science Foundation, Banff Centre, and the Anchorage Museum. Wollensak is on the Advisory Council at Winterhouse Institute, a community of design educators committed to excellence in social design.

Faculty and Staff

Center Staff

Brian Dimmock, Digital Fabrication Technician
Alison Cook, Administrative Assistant

Research-Creation Group, 2022-23

Juanita Austin
Josh Brown
Andrew Greenwald
Sonia Misra
William Tarimo
Matt Wellins

Affiliated Faculty

Joe Alchermes: Architectural Studies
Catherine Benoit: Anthropology
Greg Bailey: Studio Art
Ginny Anderson: Theater
David Dorfman: Dance
Danielle Egan: Dean of Faculty
Karen Gonzalez Rice: Art History
Anthony Graesch: Anthropology
Heidi Henderson: Dance
Lee Hisle: VP for IS, Librarian of the College
Ozgur Izmirli: Computer Science
Di Luo, Architectural Studies
Jim McNeish: Music
Matt Wellins, Arts & Technology
Denise Pelletier: Studio Art
Rob Richter: Director of Arts Programming

Richard Schenk: Dance

Joe Schroeder: Psychology
Ayako Takamori: East Asian Studies
William Tarimo: Computer Science
Anna Vallye: Architectural Studies


Current Students

Juliette Chait
Giorgi Chikvaidze
Leron Dugan
Manan Isak
Ben Ledoux
Milo Lynch
Bazeed Shahzad
Sarah Umphlett
Leslie Vllegas

Lauren Anatol
Owen Avery
Patton Balzebre
Ethan Chin
Penny Doyle
Grace Flynn
Timothy Friend
Caleb Griffen
Jun Ye He Wu
Charlotte Leigh
Dreyenn Osgand
Alessia Pellegrini
Arianna Pellegrini
James Serhant
Caroline Skrebutenas
Althea Tierney
To be announced

November 2023