JM Haefner
Since 2002
Works in Menomonie, Wisconsin United States of America

J.M. Haefner's art varies from computer-mediated art to artist's books, collage, and photography. Through combining imagery and materials, the artist layers meanings and concepts which are often framed within a feminist context. The work is sometimes considered reactionary based on political, social, or environmental issues.

With degrees in Advertising Design and Photography and a MFA in Interactive Forms, MS Haefner has taught in these areas, and worked professionally as a Web Designer and Online Course Developer, and is currently involved developing various Web presence on a University of Wisconsin campus and spearheading a campus-wide e-portfolio initiative for a Title III grant in addition to teaching multimedia in an Art and Design Department. Presently, she is working on developing the first interdisciplinary Game Design and Development course at her university along with a colleague in Computer Science.

Her areas of interest include: Web 2 interaction and emerging design principles, interfacing with the metaverse (Second Life) and video conferencing with an interest toward learning communities, learning portfolios, student-centered teaching, and game design and theory.

She currently serves as Chair of the Minneapolis - Saint Paul ACM SIGGRAPH Professional Chapter, and is seeking a Ph. D. in Education Technology.
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Re: is art useless?

Perhaps the issue lies in that we call it ART at all. I recall those
early Art History courses talking about when art was functional and had
no name beyond its function i.e., a spoon was a spoon, not a decorative
spoon. I


Re: Re: Something constructive-->was F**K B**H

Yes, I have aften thought they should be taken in the rapture...and leave the rest of us alone.

But dang, in reality that's 144,000 of Jewish faith....
-oops facts again



Re: Re: Something constructive-->was F**K B**H

SO, we all kill ourselves, wait for a comet...or come up with lies -as they did?

You’re not suggesting any solution -just bitching about it. I’d rather try a bunch of ideas -hit or miss than wallow in the "Sky is Falling" attitude I keep hearing. Oh, the sky may be falling indeed, but I prefer to think of a way to stay in the sunshine.


Something constructive-->was F**K B**H

Along recent lines, I'm not giving up, and think I've hatched an idea and perhaps you can help. I'm thinking of making documents with FACTS/information on things the republicans might be interested in. For on why there was separation of church and state. Lets talk about all the pagan symbols on our dollar bills, and whatever else to be put on a Web site. People can download and send the fact docs to their unconnected neighbors.

I'm also thinking though, of creating signs that can be downloaded and printed out, or what ever. Like the Get Out the Vote competition here:

However, since I'm feeling rather perturbed, mine might be more caustic. For example:

Your Parents Voted Democrat
They Cared About Your Future





RE: Repub-repulsives

I'm leaving my ANYONE BUT BUSH bumper sticker on for the duration.


Jean Haefner BFA, MFA
artist | designer | educator