Chris Coleman
Since 2002
Works in Centennial, Colorado United States of America

Chris Coleman was born in West Virginia, USA and he received his MFA from SUNY Buffalo in New York. His work includes sculptures, videos, creative coding and interactive installations. Coleman has had his work in exhibitions and festivals in nearly 20 countries including Singapore, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Germany, France, China, the UK, Latvia, and across North America. His co-created open source software Maxuino has been downloaded more than 35,000 times by users in over 100 countries and is used globally in physical computing classrooms. He currently resides in Denver, Colorado, USA, and is an Associate Professor of Emergent Digital Practices at the University of Denver.
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Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor - Emergent Digital Practices

Sun Jun 21, 2015 23:59

Denver, Colorado
United States of America

The Emergent Digital Practices (EDP) program, part of the Division of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences, brings together art, design, media, culture and technology studies in a hands-on, collaborative environment. Technology links academic disciplines with professional fields and joins shared communities with our personal lives in many new and exciting ways. To understand and explore this landscape, we infuse the digital practices of making and writing with contemporary critical approaches to cultural technologies, media philosophy, the critique and investigation of electronic and new media arts, and studies in science fiction, trans-global politics and science.
More information online at:

The Emergent Digital Practices Program seeks to hire a Visiting Teaching Assistant Professor in Emergent Digital Practices, School of Art and Art History, University of Denver. This is a non tenure-track, 1 year position. MFA or equivalent required. We seek an artist/scholar who is creatively and critically engaged in the practices and discourses of New Media. We are especially interested in candidates who are creative coders and visual artists.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for excellent teaching and will have a creative practice utilizing digital tools. Some of the responsibilities of the position include teaching seven 10-week classes per year in a program that serves undergraduate majors and minors in Emergent Digital Practices, as well as MFA and MA graduate students. The courses would include undergraduate foundation-level studio courses, an upper level elective studio tied to the practice of the candidate, and a lecture course related to New Media for broader audiences. The right candidate will begin fall 2015.

More info and Apply online:


MFA or MA in Emergent Digital Practices @ University of Denver

Mon Jan 20, 2014 23:59

Denver, Colorado
United States of America

University of Denver's Emergent Digital Practices program is currently seeking a few talented students to fill its fall 2014 class - those who might be interested in helping us creatively shape the future through the lenses of digital art, interaction design, immersive environments, critical writing, and more.

The Emergent Digital Practices program offers both an M.A. and an M.F.A.. As a student in one of our degree programs, you would learn the digital skills to excel in areas of creative expression and hands-on production while deeply considering the effects of emerging technological changes. We strongly encourage interdisciplinary thinking, the fusing humanities and sciences with digital engagement. And as a member of our community, you would have 24-hour access to our state-of-the art digital equipment and creative spaces as well as the opportunity to engage in critical reflection and dialogue about new cultures and creative practices.

Founded in 1864, DU is the oldest and largest private university in the Rocky Mountain region. Our 125-acre, tree-shaded campus is just minutes from downtown Denver. With a rich history and pristine location, the University of Denver is a great place to attend graduate school. For priority admission consideration, applications must be received by January 20th. You can submit your application online.

Visit our website to learn more about Emergent Digital Practices or email us with any questions you have about the program. Thank you for your interest in the University of Denver.

Best regards,

Laleh Mehran, MFA
Associate Professor
Graduate Program Director


Prosthetic Knowledge Picks: Contemporary Plotter

You should check out this very large scale plotter (16'x12') we built here in Colorado for drawing in sand, powered by an arduino Mega.


Emergent Digital Practices at the University of Denver - Call for MA & MFA Applications

Fri Jan 20, 2012 00:00

Denver , Colorado
United States of America

The Emergent Digital Practices program at the University of Denver brings together art, design, media, culture and technology studies in a hands-on, collaborative environment.  Technology links academic disciplines with professional fields and joins shared communities with our personal lives in many new and exciting ways.  To understand and explore this landscape, we infuse the digital practices of making and writing with contemporary critical approaches to cultural technologies, media philosophy, the critique and investigation of electronic and new media arts, and studies in science fiction, trans-global politics and science.

EDP appeals to students who are more broadly defined creative types and critical thinkers because the lines between artists, designers, scholars, and inventors have largely dissolved.  The EDP program prepares students who seek to work in spaces beyond what is already defined and familiar.

EDP is currently accepting M.A. and M.F.A. applications for the Fall quarter 2013. Priority consideration for admission and financial assistance will be given to those who submit complete applications by January 20, 2013. Applications for admission and financial assistance arriving after January 20 may also be considered as space and funds allow.
For further information, visit:

Questions? Contact:
Laleh [dot] Mehran [at] du [dot] edu
Graduate Director, Emergent Digital Practices (EDP)
Associate Professor of Emergent Digital Practices


Video Art in Times Square

Thu Dec 17, 2009 00:00 - Wed Dec 16, 2009

The FREE SCREENING of the WINNING VIDEOS in the Metropolis Art Prize 2009 will take place in TIMES SQUARE, New York from 7 to 8pm on December 17.
Where: Times Square at Duffy Square, 47th and Broadway adjacent to TKTS Booth.
Screens featuring the art videos include Fox News Corp (43rd St. and Broadway), MTV (Broadway between 46th and 47th Sts.) and Clear Channel / CNN (47th St. and 7th Ave).

Babelgum, the independent web and mobile video content platform, today announces the winners of its latest effort to showcase new emerging art stars, the Babelgum Metropolis Art Prize chaired by iconic art-house actress and video artist Isabella Rossellini.

Launched in September 2009, the contest attracted over 400 videos representing the work of the best and edgiest artists on six continents, competing for three main prizes worth a total of $30,000. The winning videos, two runner-ups in each category and two Special Mentions entries will be screened at a free public event in New York’s Times Square on December 17 at 7 pm hosted by head judge Isabella Rossellini, which will also include a screening of her latest short film co-directed by Guy Maddin, “Send Me to the ‘Lectric Chair.”

The Babelgum Metropolis Grand Prize ($20,000) went to Denver, Colorado-based artist Christopher Coleman for “The Magnitude of the Continental Divide.” An animation exploring the way we define ourselves and our nations, the piece deals with various states of withdrawal and aggression. It is a think-piece on the state of modern warfare, where weapons and damage are dealt impersonally from afar.

A 2003 MFA graduate of New York State University in Buffalo, Coleman is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Denver. The artist was twice a participant in the VIPER Basel Festival in Switzerland and has had his work in exhibitions in many countries including Singapore, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Germany, France, China, the UK and Latvia. His winning entry can be viewed at

Jacopo Ceccarelli aka 2501 a Milan born artist now dividing his time between Italy, Berlin and Sao Paulo, Brazil, earned The Babelgum Metropolis Best Street Art Award ($5,000) for his work, “Mask”. The dreamlike piece is an evocative excursion into Brazil’s dark colonial past through a night time examination of statuary and monuments in Brazil’s busiest metropolis. Sao Paulo. His winning piece was influenced by his move to Sao Paulo at age 20, when his approach to painting evolved after contact with major names in the South American graffiti school. Since 2004, Ceccarelli’s work has been featured in 13 solo and groups shows including “Muralismo Morte” at Motorhalle in Dresden (2009), “TEC 2008” at Berlin’s MYMO Gallery and “Urban Edge Show at Esposizione Collettiva in Milan (2006). Entry at

The New York City-based collective, Improv Everywhere, was the top vote of web-site visitors and grand prize winner of The Babelgum Metropolis Audience Award ($5,000) for “Subway Yearbook Photos.” In the piece, the troupe of actors and artists installed a photography studio on a random subway car, claiming that the MTA had hired them to take photos of every single person who rides the subway to produce a high school-styled yearbook at the end of the year. The resulting photos and video demonstrate the diversity and range of emotions expressed by New York City subway riders. Founded in August 2001, Improv Everywhere’s mission is to “cause scenes of chaos and joy in public places.” The group has executed over 100 missions involving tens of thousands of undercover agents. Entry at

“I was very pleased to play this role in launching the first Babelgum Metropolis Art Prize, to the arts community and a worldwide community that was reached via the web,” states Isabella Rossellini. “None of the other art competitions that I know of have the ability of publicizing art globally and the explicit mission to establish a firm link between art and video. I've been doing art films my entire life, but it wasn't until I released Green Porno earlier this year that I realized the power of online media to draw audiences to original work. The Metropolis Art Prize will give artists all over the world the kind of worldwide audience and exposure they so richly deserve.

“The quality, passion and political viewpoints of the entries was very exciting, especially our winners,” continues Rossellini. “I really look forward to seeing the reaction of the worldwide audience that will be present at the December 17 screening in Times Square.”

“The Metropolis Art Prize has been a wonderful platform to engage our worldwide audience of art and culture-lovers, “states Laurence Billiet, publisher, Babelgum Metropolis. “Showcasing these edge-pushing videos by emerging artist perfectly complements our existing programming slate, which provide the newest and best in art, street art, urban culture and documentaries.”

The entries were judged by an illustrious panel including Lee Wells, the Curator-at-Large for the SCOPE Art Fair and Co-founding Director of the video art archive Perpetual Art Machine, Cedar Lewisohn, Curator of the Tate Modern gallery’s groundbreaking Street Art exhibition (2008) and Howard Halle, chief art critic for Time Out New York and former curator of Performance Art at The Kitchen.

“Coleman’s winning piece is digital graffiti that plays into the graphic style of socio-political concepts of 21st Century style street graffiti, almost animated aerosol if you will,” states contest judge Lee Wells of the Metropolis Grand Prize Award winner. “All of his work is impressive and this work suits the digital screen medium better than any other of the 450 plus entries.”

“I was impressed with the quality of all the entries, so choosing a winner was very tough,” adds judge Cedar Lewisohn. “The works I selected were ones that can have a genuine visual or political effect when shown on the screen in Times Square. I love the idea of giving individuals who are effectively anti-advertising one of the world’s most famous public advertising venues to play with.”

“The opportunity The Metropolis Art Prize afforded video artists was further evidence that the audience for art is not only growing, but also expanding beyond conventional venues like museums and galleries,” adds judge Howard Halle. “In thinking about the entries, I tried to keep in mind that audience, and what would work in a non-traditional context like Times Square: What would be successful on that scale, and still be immediately identifiable as "art." It was a fantastic challenge, and I'm very pleased with the selections made."

Contest runner-ups whose videos will also be shown at the December 17 event include: Metropolis Grand Prize Runner-Up: Hye Yeon Nam, Atlanta, USA - “Wonderland”; Sjors Vervoort, Amsterdam, Netherlands - “Cardboard”; Street Art Runner-Up: Jason Eppink, New York, USA - “Pixelator;” Jeorge Simas, Sao Paulo, Brazil - “Suspended Gardens of Babylon”; Audience Award Runner-Up: Davide Pepe, Brindisi, Italy - “Last Kodachrome 40 for a Nizo S800” and “Simple Future Present;” Special Mention: Bruno Levy, New York, USA - “Modeselektor” and Peter Vadocz, Hungary - “Colourful EU”.

The winners and other contest entrants and art notables will then fete the artists at an event at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in Chelsea open to the public.