2008-2009 Faculty Fellows
Professor of Music (Composition), IU Jacobs School of Music; Director, Center for Electronic and Computer Music
Project: Creative Application of an Integrated Interactive Sensor Environment for Music and Dance Performance
Jeffrey Hass is Professor of Composition at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he serves as the Director of the Center for Electronic and Computer Music (CECM). He previously taught music theory and composition at Rutgers University and the Interlochen Center for the Arts. His compositions have been premiered by the Louisville Orchestra, the Memphis Symphony and the Concordia Chamber Orchestra. They have been performanced at Lincoln Center and at national conferences of the Society of Composers, International Computer Music Conference, International Double Reed Society, SEAMUS and the College Music Society.
"For the past three years," Jeff says, "I have been working with contemporary dance with computer music and interactive electronics and video. With this project, my goal is to create a unified network of sensors, video tracking and sound data, processed by a central program that will interact with dancers and musicians in a sophisticated manner to produce and/or control music and video. The outcome will be one work for instrumentalist(s) and one work for dancer(s) utilizing this system."
Associate Professor, IU Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts
Project: International Collaboration Utilizing Indiana University’s Innovative Technology
Nicole Jacquard received her BA from Indiana University, with her first MFA from the University of Michigan and second MFA from RMIT University while on a Fulbright Scholarship in Melbourne Australia. In 2004 Jacquard finished her Ph.D. in Fine Arts at RMIT University with a focus on how the computer can be implemented into a contemporary jewelry and metalsmithing practice.
Her current body of work investigates the container, ornamentation, the souvenir, memory, longing, and nostalgia associated with the collection of personal objects. The work focuses on how ordinary everyday objects such as cups, vases, spoons, toys and other collectables transcend the mundane through the association of memory, thus becoming personal and precious. Within her work there are direct references to architecture and historical containers such as Greek and Roman amphoras for their overall form and the surface decoration that is both ornamental and narrative.
Associate Professor of Information Science in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University
Project: The Algernon Charles Swinburne Project
John A. Walsh holds a Ph.D. in English literature and is an assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Science, where he teaches and conducts research in the areas of digital humanities and digital libraries. Walsh's research interests include digital editing and textual studies; the application of XML, semantic web, and metadata technologies as tools for the discovery, analysis, and representation of humanities data and complex textual and graphic documents; and the evolution of the document in the digital age. Specific research projects include The Swinburne Project, The Chymistry of Isaac Newton, and Comic Book Markup Language.
In addition to his research activities, Walsh has over ten years experience as a developer, manager, and librarian working on digital scholarly projects. Walsh publishes articles on digital humanities and digital libraries topics and is a frequent presenter at the major digital humanities conferences.
John is an elected member of the Technical Council of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), an information technology standard widely used in digital humanities and digital library projects, and an elected member of the executive committee of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH). Walsh is also a technical editor of the peer-reviewed, open-access journal Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ).