a bill miller
Since 2006
Works in Altoona, Pennsylvania United States of America

A. Bill Miller, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He earned his MFA at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His nationally and internationally exhibited works include his acclaimed Gridworks Project, which comprises abstract ASCII drawings, ink drawings, animated GIFs, and video elements.

A. Bill Miller can be found at: http://www.master-list2000.com/abillmiller

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Assistant Professor, Media Arts & Game Development at University of Wisconsin Whitewater

Fri Jul 24, 2015 00:00

Whitewater, Wisconsin
United States of America

Position Information
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Media Arts & Game Development
Name of Institution: University of Wisconsin Whitewater
Position Announcement:
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Department of Communication is now accepting applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the Media Arts and Game Development (MAGD) program. The starting date for the position is August 19, 2015.

Qualifications: Candidates for this position will have the academic preparation and demonstrable experience to teach undergraduate courses in some of the following areas: game design, creative coding, game development, web design/development, physical computing, and other emergent/computational media (theory and practice). The candidate should also have an active research and/or creative agenda within one or more of these areas. A terminal degree (Ph.D. or M.F.A) in a relevant field by time of appointment is required for this position.

An interest in creating courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise and determining the future direction of the program are considered assets for this position. We welcome applications from those who consider themselves creative practitioners as well as research practitioners in any of the areas above.

The Media Arts and Game Development (MAGD) Program: MAGD is an innovative interdisciplinary program that emphasizes the use of digital technology for the conceptualization and development of computer-based multimedia applications. The program serves a diverse population of students, and embraces the principles and practices of Inclusive Excellence that are reflected in the University of Wisconsin System’s commitment to diversity and educational opportunity. The successful candidate will teach basic and advanced courses in the media arts and game development area.

The Department of Communication: The Department of Communication is the largest department in the College of Arts and Communication and one of the largest at the University. The department serves more than 600 students who major in one of our seven emphases: Advertising, Broadcast/Print/Web Journalism, Corporate and Health Communication, Electronic Media, International Journalism, Media Arts and Game Development, and Public Relations. The department’s graduate program serves a diverse population of recent undergraduates and returning professionals.

The College of Arts and Communication: The College of Arts and Communication serves a diverse population of students and embraces the principles and practices of Inclusive Excellence that are reflected in the University of Wisconsin System's commitment to diversity and educational opportunity. We actively seek candidates who possess the interest and ability to work with students from diverse socio-economic, educational, and ethnic backgrounds.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater: The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is a comprehensive university in the well- respected University of Wisconsin system. Established in 1868, the University has approximately 12,000 students enrolled in 50 undergraduate and 11 graduate degree programs. We are committed to the development of the individual, the growth of personal and professional integrity and respect for diversity and global perspectives. Our core values include: Commitment to the pursuit of knowledge and understanding; Development of the Individual; Personal and Professional Integrity; Commitment to Serve; Commitment to develop a sense of community, respect for diversity, and global perspectives. We strive to create and maintain a positive and inviting environment for multicultural students, students with disabilities, and nontraditional students. See http://www.uww.edu for more information.

The Community: Whitewater, a city with a population of over 14,000, is located in southeastern Wisconsin near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest. The immediate area offers a wide variety of summer and winter recreational activities, including facilities of the nearby Whitewater Lake recreational area. Whitewater is 50 miles from Milwaukee, 45 miles from Madison and 110 miles from Chicago.

How to Apply: Submit a completed application packet online containing a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, graduate and undergraduate transcripts (copies will suffice until final stages of interview process) and representative evaluations of your teaching (if available). Also submit a portfolio of research and/or creative work, consisting of some or all of the following: research articles and papers, representative images of your work with descriptions, links to any video or interactive work, representative writing sample, and representative student work.

To insure full consideration please submit your materials prior to July 24, 2015. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Application packets should be sent electronically to:

Patsy Latimer, University Staff
Communication Department
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53190
Questions about the position can be addressed to:
Prof. Jim TerKeurst, Search Committee Chair

UW-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released. UW-Whitewater conducts criminal background


future potentials for ascii art

i forgot to post this here, but am doing it now... i thought that maybe some of you would be interested. this is a web release of a paper that anders carlsson (goto80) and i wrote a little over a year ago. there is other info about the paper and its publication on the page.

Future Potentials For ASCII Art : http://chipflip.org/06

ASCII art is a text-based expression that traditionally is concerned with remediating images, words and objects. The paper describes its historical connections to poetry, programming, literature and hacking and defines ASCII art as a genre, consisting of several categories. The authors identify a number of movements towards novel forms of ASCII art that explore medium specific characteristics for drawing, design, advertising and conceptual art. The authors also argue that the popularity of digital media, which for example leads to scarcity in URLs, increases the potential for ASCII art to play a more active


Emoticon, Emoji, Text II: Just ASCII

philip - i'd love to talk more! i agree, there are connections to dada, concrete poetry/visual poetry for sure. i also think there are connections to algorithmic writing like oulipo. i've done some research to try to pull these things together a bit. i can share the paper i wrote with GOTO80 last year if you're interested.

also, was having a conversation last week about some of this and found on Vuk Cosic's site: http://www.ljudmila.org/~vuk/ascii/vuk_eng.htm
which i think also draws some similar conclusions.

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Emoticon, Emoji, Text II: Just ASCII

In general, a really interesting overview - thanks for posting about ASCII art. It might be nice to consider Dick Higgins' book Pattern Poetry for some more deep historical references.


New Release: RCP.ML2K.PDF Issue 13

Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:30 - Wed Oct 31, 2012

Issue 13 Summer 2012 "ROCKETS REDGLARE"

Now entering its 4th year!!!
RCP.ML2K.PDF is a PDF webzine available for download online. The project explores image circulation, as well as the fluid and adaptable nature of images in the digital environment. It explores the contextual nature of collaged images and image sequences. The project was developed with the intent to create an artwork that participates in the gift economy of file sharing. This project is a collaboration between A. Bill Miller of Master-List 2000 and Brandon Bauer of Random Cultural Productions.