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Black, August John Assistant Professor

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Research

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  • Assistant Professor August Black is a hybrid practitioner of art, design and engineering. He makes experimental spatial and acoustic situations, often by building his own technological artifacts and instruments in hardware and software. His past work focused on live networked audio, mixing FM radio with user input through online software. His current interests span the fields of the philosophy of technology, software studies, techno-politics, peer-to-peer networking and AI/machine learning.

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  • software art, radio art, community building, media activism

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Teaching

courses taught

  • ATLS 4519 - Advanced Special Topics in Technology, Arts, and Media
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Analyzes special interest areas of multidisciplinary technology, arts and media research and practice. May be repeated up to 32 total credit hours.
  • CMDP 2100 - Approaches to Historical Media Practices
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021
    Investigate historical and cultural discourses in the formation of media practices. Examines practices such as performance media; cinematic media, media art, and their aesthetic alignment to cognate movements throughout history.
  • CMDP 3510 - Critical Media Practices Workshop II
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Training in narrow topics of media practices. Open to CMCI students and by permission of the instructor. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours.

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International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)