Media Arts & Technology

Mariah Fox Hausman
Department Chair, Media Arts & Technology

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.

Miriam Langer
Professor, Media Arts & Technology

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.

Lauren Addario
Faculty, Media Arts & Technology
Director, Cultural Technology Internship Program

Lauren teaches emerging technologies and design. Over the last fifteen years, she has partnered with Miriam Langer to map out the Cultural Technology Internship program, which provides media arts students with paid opportunities at museums, libraries, non-profits, and cultural institutions across the state. 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.

Eli Gonzales
Faculty, Media Arts & Technology

Eli Gonzales teaches courses in Videography, HD Cinema, and other advanced video courses. Eli has his Masters of Arts from the department of Media Arts & Technology.

Becca Sharp
Faculty, Media Arts & Technology

Becca Sharp (she/her) is a physical computing and fabrication artist focussing on conservation and technology as well as technology and mental health. She has created projects using recycled materials, reused electronics and information about climate change, and is currently focused on using technology to bring awareness to mental health issues. She graduated with her Bachelors of Fine Arts in the Media Arts & Technology program in 2020. Becca is currently finishing her Masters of Fine Arts in Cultural Technology in the program as well. She works primarily with 3D modeling using Blender, Unity 3D, soldering, and physical computing. She has worked with museums and visitor centers around New Mexico including Bradbury Science Museum (2017),  Meow Wolf (2018), Jemez Historic Site Visitor Center (2019), New Mexico Museum of Art (2020), Santa Fe Children’s Museum (2021), and Los Luceros Historic Site (2023).

Software Systems Design

Jonathan Lee
Visiting Instructor

Instructor Jonathan Lee teaches courses in Algorithms, Native iOS and Android Application, and cross-platform Unity games.

Rianne Trujillo
Visiting Instructor

Rianne holds a master’s degree in Software Systems Design from NMHU. She teaches web programming languages, experimental interfaces, and physical computing.