School of Art, Media, and Technology

Ellen Pearlman (Design and Technology) Receives Fulbright Specialist Grant

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Professor Ellen Pearlman, Parsons Art Media and Technology Department PT faculty, continues to be an academic leader in the field of new media arts. As a critic, writer, lecturer and internationally recognized new media artist, Pearlman approaches design curriculum, practice based learning outcomes, and teacher-training, with an unparalleled understanding of new digital technologies and design education.

Receiving the Fulbright Specialist Grant, Pearlman will continue her work at Liepaja University in Liepaja, Latvia from October 15th-November 15th, employing her groundbreaking Art-A-Hack intensive art and technology collaborations. She will have the unique opportunity to work with Liepaja University program directors to shape potential proposals for international projects concerning new digital technologies between her host facility and other interested international partners. In addition to leading seminars on integrating practice based learning outcomes for faculty development, Pearlman will hold teacher-training workshops on the practices she developed in Art-A-Hack.

The Fulbright Specialist Program, part of the larger Fulbright Program, was established in 2001 by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The program pairs highly qualified U.S. academics and professionals with host institutions abroad to share their expertise, strengthen institutional linkages, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn about other cultures while building capacity at their overseas host institutions.

Specialists, who represent a wide range of professional and academic disciplines, are competitively selected to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster based on their knowledge, skill sets, and ability to make a significant contribution to projects overseas. Those individuals that have been approved to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster are then eligible to be matched with approved projects designed by foreign host institutions from over 150 countries and other areas. Once abroad, Specialists partner with their host institution to conduct project activities in support of the host institution’s priorities and goals.

In addition to receiving the Fulbright Specialist Grant, Pearlman will co-chair the “Open Fields Conference” at the Arts Academy of Latvia, National Arts Museum!


More about Ellen Pearlman:

Director, ThoughtWorks Arts Residency

PhD, School of Creative Media Hong Kong City University

President Art-A-Hack(TM)

Taught the world’s first co-lab on cyborg art.

Director and Curator Volumetric Society of New York



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