Media Arts & Technology

Miriam Langer
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.

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

Lauren teaches emerging technologies design. Over the last ten years, she has partnered with Miriam 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.

Mariah Fox Hausman
Associate 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.

Angela Meron
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.

Software System 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.