Amy Youngs
Since the beginning
Works in Columbus, Ohio United States of America

Amy M. Youngs creates mixed-media, interactive sculptures and digital media works that explore the complex relationship between technology and our changing concept of nature and self. She earned a BA in Art at San Francisco State University and an MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Art and Technology program at The Ohio State University.
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Yes, a glitch could potentially be optimistic. After all, evolution depends on glitches, or mutations. Vilem Fusser says, "New information - creativity - comes about by mistake, or if you prefer, by pure chance."

Indeed, extracting potential meaning can be challenging. Perhaps the glitches just help us invent it.


Assistant Professor - Painting and Drawing

Sat Sep 26, 2009 12:59

United States of America

The Department of Art at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in painting and drawing. Appointment begins Autumn 2010.

Qualifications: M.F.A. degree, preferably two or more years university-level teaching experience beyond the terminal degree or equivalent; an active professional creative practice with evidence of building an exhibition record of substance. We are looking for a candidate with expertise in painting and drawing and fluency in conceptual and historical frameworks including but not limited to narrative, video, technology, and installation. Preference will be given to applicants with interdisciplinary perspectives. This position will require a commitment to teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses and creating a critical and experimental learning environment within a public research university. Previous experience in curricular development, mentoring students, and service on graduate committees is advantageous.

Send letter of application, current curriculum vitae, a CD and thumbnail printouts of 20 images of your work (including a CD or DVD of no more than 5 minutes of video when applicable) and 20 images of your students' work, and the names, addresses, phone numbers and emails of three references to: Painting and Drawing Search Committee, The Ohio State University, Department of Art, 146 Hopkins Hall, 128 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210. The Ohio State University is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities, Vietnam-era veterans, disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All application materials must be received by October 23rd, 2009.


Visiting Faculty / Senior Lecturer

Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:36

United States of America

Position: Visiting Faculty / Senior Lecturer 1-Year Sabbatical Replacement Art & Technology Area
Department of Art, The Ohio State University
Salary: $30,000 with benefits.
Application Deadline: May 8th, 2008
Start Date: Fall Quarter (September 22) 2008
Web Site:

Visiting Faculty /Senior Lecturer in Art & Technology
The Art and Technology Area in The Ohio State University’s Department of Art is searching for a Visiting Faculty/Senior Lecturer for the 2008 -2009 school year. The ideal candidate has one to three years of teaching experience and a specialty in Art & Technology. Courses taught would include two of the following, net art, moving image, video, 3D modeling, animation, kinetics/electronics, sound and or digital imaging. Faculty teach a total of 5 courses a year spread over 3 consecutive quarters.

The Visiting Faculty will work closely with the Department of Art faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students and participate in advising each quarter as well as help mount the quarterly Art & Technology exhibitions. The visiting Faculty is encouraged to utilize the vast resources available at OSU. This appointment will include 24-hour access to studio space in the Art & Technology area, as well as borrowing privileges from the campus libraries and media equipment from classroom services.

The Visiting Faculty will participate in a group exhibition during fall quarter hosted by the Department of Art Gallery in Hopkins Hall or in the new Urban Arts Space in downtown Columbus, and a public speaking presentation.

Art & Technology is an interdisciplinary studio arts program in computer mediated art, which includes interactive and electronic objects and environments, multimedia, digital video, experimental 3D computer sculpture, experimental animation, locative media, art & biology, digital imaging, rapid prototyping, holography, net art, installation, sound, emerging forms and new genres. Degrees offered are a 2-year MFA, a 4-year BFA and an undergraduate Minor in Studio Art.

Minimum Qualifications:

Eligibility is firmly contingent upon those who are practicing fine artists, have completed their MFA degree and can teach in the area of Art & Technology. Applications from international candidates will be considered. Must be able to teach for all three quarters.

There is no application form, instead, submit the following materials:

-Visual documentation of work; DVD, VHS (NTSC formatted) and/or a URL.
- Artist statement
- Statement of intent
- Resume / CV
- Sample syllabi of courses taught
- Examples of student work
- Three professional references and contact information
- Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope, if you want your materials returned

For full consideration, materials must arrive by May 8th, 2008. An incomplete application may exclude the applicant from consideration. Sufficient postage must be included in order to guarantee return of materials submitted. Mail all applications to:

Visiting Faculty/Senior Lecturer- Art & Technology
The Ohio State University Department of Art
146 Hopkins Hall
128 North Oval Mall
Columbus, Ohio 43210

The Ohio State University:
Is one of the nation's largest, most comprehensive universities. The Columbus campus enrolls approximately 58,000 students, 3,600 of whom are international students representing more than 100 countries. Ohio State offers approximately 11,700 courses in over one hundred departments, including graduate programs in virtually every profession.

City Of Columbus:
The largest city and capital of Ohio, is thriving with business, art, music, and sports. The Columbus Region is home to 20 theatre companies, 102 art galleries, and 18 museums. We have more park space per capita than any other U.S. City. We have a world-class symphony, ballet, and opera, and all sorts of diverse festivals and cultural events. For sports fans, we have NHL Hockey, Major League Soccer, a PGA Tour Event, a beloved minor-league baseball team, and of course, Ohio State athletics. We have great restaurants, amazing shopping, unique cultural districts, and an energizing nightlife.

Art & Technology:
Has a long tradition at Ohio State, evolving from the Expanded Arts to Media Art and our current Art & Technology. The Art & Technology area is committed to a continuous exploration and redefinition of what it means to use advanced technology in the arts.

Part of the strength of our program comes from being part of a very large university community; we encourage cross-fertilization not only with other areas in the Department of Art, but also with areas outside the department.

Art & Technology Area Facilities:

The Fergus-Gilmore Computer Studio provides special capabilities for exploration into digital imaging, video, large format printing, 3D modeling, animation, sound and multimedia.
The New Media Robotics laboratory allows development of interactive microprocessor and computer-based control for robotic sculpture, interactive video and environments.

The Dimensional Imaging Research Lab (DIRL) provides students with the ability to work with the ZCorp. 510 a color rapid prototyping system. Through DIRL affiliation with Ceramics and Architecture students may have access to a 910 Konica-Minolta Scanner 3D scanner, a Techno Isel CNC Router, a shop bot, laser cutters and a Stratasys Vantage i 3D printer for printing 3D files.

The New Media Workshop has a mill/lathe and metal and woodworking tools for working with a variety of material processes.

Our Holography Laboratories, administered by Art and Technology and the Physics Department, provides access to holographic imaging and experimentation with light.

Affiliated Facilities:
The Sherman Art Studios provide access to glass blowing and metal casting as well as full fabrication in wood and metal. The Art Department woodshop has a full selection of woodworking equipment/tools.

The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) provides additional computing and research possibilities for Art and Technology graduate students.

The Wexner Center for the Arts provides an ever-changing array of international contemporary art exhibitions, as well as an active film and visiting artists program open to the community. Ann Hamilton and Michael Mercil regularly teach a seminar session in the Department of Art and also oversee an acclaimed visiting artists and scholars program.

OSU Art & Technology Faculty

Ken Rinaldo
Associate Professor
MFA, San Francisco State University
BA, Communications University California Santa Barbara, California
AS: Computer Science, Canada College California

Amy Youngs
Associate Professor
MFA The Art Institute of Chicago Art & Technology
BA San Francisco State University

Harris Kagan
Physics Professor
Ph.D. Minnesota
B.S. Stony Brook

Dan Shellenbarger
Senior Lecturer in Video Art
MFA The Ohio State University Art & Technology

Scot Kaplan

Assistant Professor of Art,
Art & Tech at the Marion Campus


Call for: New Media Artists at the Ohio State University

Sun Feb 10, 2008 00:00

United States of America

Art and Technology at the Ohio State University is seeking applicants to the MFA degree program for 2008 - 2009.

The MFA in Art and Technology is a two-year degree in computer-mediated art, offered in the Department of Art. It is an interdisciplinary program designed to foster experimentation and realization of new forms and to help students develop their own unique vision and aesthetic as a fine artist utilizing technological tools.

Our graduate students are focused on conceptualization as the driving force for creative explorations within digital media and advanced technologies. Computers and digital media are powerful tools of expression and we seek to expose our graduates to a wide array of creative approaches to understanding a critical use of technology that acknowledges history and theory while also defining what is next at the intersection of the arts, technology and the sciences. Media our graduates work in are: electronics and kinetics, interactive installation, robotic sculpture/installation, 3D modeling and rapid prototyping, holography and light, digital video, multimedia, biological media,, telematics, performance and sound.

Students are encouraged to consider conceptual approaches to art making while working with content and contexts that may not fit within traditional definitions of art or display venues.

Free tuition, plus a monthly stipend in the form of a Graduate Teaching Assistantship or University Fellowship is awarded to 90% of our graduate students. All graduate students in the Department of Art are provided with studio space.

The Ohio State University is one of the nation's largest, most comprehensive universities. The Columbus campus enrolls approximately 57,000 students, 3,600 of whom are international students representing more than 100 countries. Ohio State offers approximately 11,700 courses in over one hundred departments, including graduate programs in virtually every profession. As members of the University community, students in the Department of Art have the opportunity to draw on a wide variety of resources that may be pertinent to their work. The Art Department is across the street from the Wexner Center for the Arts, a world-class contemporary arts institution presenting exhibitions, music, performance and film.

Art Department:

Application information:


3D Computer Animation Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Sun Feb 06, 2005 08:40

Applications are invited for the position of Assistant Professor in 3D Computer Graphics Animation at The Ohio State University. We seek to find an innovative professional committed to being part of a creative and engaging collaborative team of artists, designers, scientists, faculty and students. This is a joint appointment with the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design and an appropriate department within the College of the Arts. Candidate will be expected to build on the strengths at ACCAD and interface with multidisciplinary programs within the arts and sciences. The position begins September 2005.

Responsibilities: Position requires teaching on both undergraduate and graduate level. Teaching at the graduate level is in the interdisciplinary, collaborative environment of the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) using state of the art resources. Duties also include the development of new curriculum, advising and committee work. Faculty are expected to have active creative careers in their own right.

Position Requirements: Applicants must hold a graduate degree in an art or design field, or in a related technical field. University-level teaching experience and a strong record of creative and/or scholarly activities is desired. Advanced training and substantial professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: animation, three dimensional modeling, rigging, surfacing, visual effects, digital lighting, motion capture, digital storytelling.

Application requirements: Candidates should show a body of work related to computer animation and indicate a strong research direction. Applications should include 1) a letter of application that addresses applicant's position qualifications 2) a current resume 3) a separate statement discussing the applicant’s creative work and approach to teaching 4) 10 examples and descriptions of applicant’s work 5) 10 examples and descriptions of student works 6) names, postal and email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references, 7) a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Copies of transcripts will be requested of finalists.

Send materials to:
Computer Animation Faculty Search
ACCAD - The Ohio State University
1224 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43214

Application review begins January 10, 2005 and will continue until filled. [Still open]

To build a diverse workforce Ohio State encourages applications from minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. EEO/AA employer.