Media Arts and Technology
Chair of Media Arts
Miriam Langer is a graduate of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. She is committed to spreading the word of interaction through microcontrollers, and improving her italian by using the Arduino. She has guest lectured in Switzerland and Italy, presented annually at Musems & the Web, and is determined to teach artists to write code. Miriam is newly converted to the un-conference model of everything.
Instructor Media Arts and Technology
Director, Community Technology Internship Program
As Director of the Community Technology Internship Program at New Mexico Highlands University, Lauren places and manages interns in museums and cultural organizations throughout the state while teaching two courses per semester for the Media Arts and Technology Department at NMHU. The program is part of a collaborative effort to bridge internships in New Mexico museums with a university curriculum while providing mentored training for recent graduates. Lauren holds a Master of Arts degree in Media Arts and Computer Science and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from New Mexico Highlands University.
Mariah Fox Hausman
Assistant Professor of Media Arts
Mariah Fox Hausman attended the Kansas City Art Institute before graduating from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida in 1994 with a BFA in Illustration & Graphic Design. After undergraduate school, she worked as an Addy Award winning art director, illustrator and freelancer for several Miami firms, and in 2001, founded her own company, Ital Art. In 2007, Mariah earned an MFA in Studio Art (Multimedia) from University of Miami, and stayed on to lecture for the Department of Art & Art History for nine more years. Mariah’s artwork has been exhibited internationally and she has contributed art, editing, research and writing to 31 books and 13 publishers, including several major New York houses. Ital Art continues to provide graphic, illustrative artwork and creative consultation for a variety of clients.
Assistant Professor of Media Arts
Angela Meron is a graphic designer and visual artist continuing a thriving design practice, working with a national client base. She has worked with local organizations, LVAC and The Las Vegas-San Miguel County Economic Development Corporation on promotion and marketing materials for their respective tourism events since moving to Las Vegas. At Highland’s she is Media Arts Club advisor and teaches courses in the graphic design/visual communications focus. She accompanied students as they presented their work and portfolios at the Dallas Society of Visual Communications National Student Show in spring 2016 & 2017, held in Dallas, TX; and curated a Media Arts Club show in March, What Happens In Vegas…, the work of eight students in preparation for the competition in Dallas, TX, shown at Gallery 140 in Las Vegas, NM. Her 2D mixed media abstract works have been shown in Las Vegas, NM, Santa Fe, NM, the 2nd International Shoebox Exhibition at Middle Tennessee University’s Todd Art Gallery and at Rawls Museum Arts in Courtland, VA.
Stuart Gelzer, Media Arts, has had excerpts from his book-length work, both fiction and creative nonfiction, published in recent years. Three chapters from his memoir about living in the Republic of Georgia, Six Reasons to Travel, appeared in 2013: “Song Collectors” and “Guns and Dogs” in Hippocampus Magazine, and “The Watermelon Hunters” in Eclectica Magazine. “Dolls,” a chapter from his novel Earthworm, appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of The Carolina Quarterly. In 2014-15 Trio Kavkasia, his vocal trio specializing in the traditional music of Georgia (the subject of his memoir), performed a live 90-minute vocal soundtrack for the Georgian silent film Eliso (1928) for public screenings at MoMA, Berkeley, the National Gallery, and Bard College. In 1995 he edited the independent feature film Fallout.
Lucia Duncan, Media Arts, is a filmmaker and radio producer. Her films on labor, migration, tourism, and the environment have received awards from the International Documentary Association, CINE, and the International Labor Communications Association, and have been screened at festivals worldwide. She has reported radio stories for NPR and community stations, as well as shows such as Latino USA and National Native News, and managed a youth and community station. She has a BA in Development Studies and Portuguese/Brazilian Studies from Brown University and an MFA in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin.
Software System Design
Instructor Jonathan Lee teaches courses in Algorithms, Native iOS and Android Application, and cross-platform Unity games.
Rianne holds a master’s degree in Software Systems Design from NMHU. She teaches web programming languages, experimental interfaces, and physical computing.