Assistant Professor of Digital/Hybrid Media and Video Art
Brittany Ransom joined SMU in 2012 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she was adjunct assistant professor of new media arts/electronic visualization. She has guest-lectured at DePaul University, The Ohio State University and Loyola University, Chicago, and served as Artist-in-Residence in the Meadows School’s Division of Art in fall 2011.
Ransom is one of a growing number of new media artists interested in the boundary between human and animal societies. She has created environments that aim to heighten awareness of the world from the point of view of other species. Her work is interactive and often relies on the direct contact between organisms and technology.
Ransom is the recipient of numerous arts council awards and scholarships, including the highly competitive Arctic Circle Research Residency (2013-14), University Research Council and Instructional Technology Grant awards (2013-14) and the prestigious College Art Association Professional Development Fellowship in January 2011. She received her B.F.A. from The Ohio State University in art and technology, and her M.F.A. in 2011 from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
As a member of the faculty of the Division of Art, she works closely with the Center of Creative Computation, an interdisciplinary research and teaching center at the Meadows School that integrates theory and methodology from computer science and engineering with aesthetic principles and creative practice from the arts.