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Alexander F . Myers, MFA

Associate Professor

Alexander Myers

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College of Arts and Sciences
Computer Science, Design, Journalism
Graphic Design and Media
HCCA - Hitchcock Center for Communication Art

Alexander F . Myers, MFA

Associate Professor

Alex Myers has been an exhibiting artist for fifteen years. His work has been shown in numerous venues including Interaccess in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; NP3 in Groningen, The Netherlands; Nikolaj Kunsthallen in Copenhagen, Denmark; Lab for Electronic Art and Performance, Berlin, Germany; FACT in Liverpool, UK; and Vesal Art Gallery, Shiraz, Iran. He has received numerous grants and awards including the Provincié Groningen Kunst en Cultuur Prijs in 2009 and 2014; the Electric Objects Artist Grant in 2016; and the “Best Interactive” Award from the Austin Music Video Festival in 2017. In 2011, Myers was selected as one of ten “Artists to Watch” by the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. He has also been nominated in 2010 and 2011 as “Best New Media Artist” by the Omaha Entertainment and Arts Awards.

Myers earned an MFA with honors with a concentration in Interactive Media & Environments from The Frank Mohr Institute in 2009. He was raised half in Los Angeles, California, and half in Omaha, Nebraska, where he currently serves as Assistant Professor of Interaction Design in the Department of Journalism, Media, and Computing at Creighton University.

    Research Focus

    Games as Art, Glitch Art, Web Design, Interaction Design, Game Design, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Computational Aesthetics, Installation Art, Kinetic Art

    Department

    Computer Science, Design and Journalism

    Position

    Associate Professor

    Publications

    • Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice
      Daniel Rourke, “Alex Myers”, Rhizome.org, http://rhizome.org/editorial/2013/apr/3/artist-profile-alex-myers/ 2013
    • Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice
      Michael Krainak, “Lincoln Calling” ? http://www.thereader.com/index.php/site/comments/Drift_Station_Tranceiver_Bemis_ Underground/ 2012
    • Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice
      Nick Briz, “GLI.TC/H 20111”. h?ttp://nickbriz.com/blog/?paged=2 2011
    • Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice
      Michael Krainak, “Trippy Trio”, Omaha City Weekly 2010
    • Journal of Doctoral Nursing Practice
      Nick Briz, 'GLI.TC/H/Exhibition',?h?ttp://gli.tc/h/blog 2010

    Presentations

    • “Impedance Exhibition Panel” Panel discussion about the many ways in which artists are employing games which critique the politics of surveillance, media manipulation, propaganda, warfare, race and more. Given with Soha El-Sabaawi, Jim Munroe, and Kent Sheely. Bento Miso, Toronto, ON, Canada. 2014
    • “Exaptation and the Digital Now” Panel discussion at College Art Association Conference about the varied applications and articulations of digital exaptation. Given with Daniel Rourke (Goldsmiths, UK), Dr. Zara Dinnen (Birkbeck, University of London), and Rob Gallagher (London Consortium). Hilton, Chicago, IL 2014
    • “Kaneko Game Design Summer Camp” Game Design camp for local students ages 11 - 16. Students were introduced to the history of game theory, learned about rule-based systems and interactive narrative design, practiced creating games collaboratively, and explored what it means to engage in meaningful play. Kaneko, Omaha, NE 2014
    • “Critical Art Games” This workshop focused on creating original New Media Art Games. Making an original Art Game, by utilizing the structure, performance, and culture of interactive play. Given at The Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands 2014
    • Game Art in the Knowable Space Culturehub 2014
    • Inverted Normals Rowan University Art Gallery Glassboro, NJ 2014
    • If You Play It Too Often, It Loses Its Meaning NP3 - Der Nacht van Kunst en Wetenschap (T?he Night of Art & Science) Groningen, The Netherlands 2014
    • Nothing of This is Ours M0Bi - NP3 Groningen, The Netherlands 2014
    • Art2Make Center for Book and Paper Arts Gallery Chicago, USA 2014
    • Impedance: Games + Resistance Interaccess Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2014
    • 2014 “Critical Art Games”, M0Bi - NP3, Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands “Glitch Art and Games”, The Frank Mohr Institute, Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands Video Game Design, The Kaneko, Omaha, NE Video Game Design, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 2014
    • Artist Residencies 2014 M0Bi, Groningen, The Netherlands 2014
    • “Scratching, Scribbling, Sketching the Art Game Movement” Panel discussion at NetworkDetroit Digital Humanities Conference about the varied applications and articulations of digital art games and game art. Given with Skot Deeming (York/Ryerson Universities) and Cameron Kunzelman (Georgia State University). Lawrence Technological University, Detroit, MI 2013
    • “Scratching, Scribbling, Sketching the Art Game Movement” Panel discussion at NetworkDetroit Digital Humanities Conference about the varied applications and articulations of digital art games and game art. Given with Skot Deeming (York/Ryerson Universities) and Cameron Kunzelman (Georgia State University). Lawrence Technological University, Detroit, MI “Fire in the Hole” Presentation given at NoShowConf about the exaptation of contemporary art games. Microsoft New England Research & Development (NERD) Center, Boston, MA 2013
    • “Appropriation in Art Games” Panel discussion at Vector: Game + Art Convergence about the use of symbolic and functional appropriation in art games. Bento Miso, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2013
    • RunComputerRun Rua Red Dublin, Ireland 2013
    • Glitch Art Genealogies Lab for Electronic Art and Performance (LEAP) Berlin, Germany 2013
    • Vector: Game+Art Convergence Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2013
    • “Writing Things We Can No Longer Read” A r t i s t t a l k g i v e n a t G? l i . t c / h ?2 1 1 2 A r t F e s t i v a l a b o u t t h e c o n v e r g e n c e o f Art Games and Glitch Art High Concept Laboratories, Chicago, IL 2012
    • Games++, a 12hr game jam in an art gallery bemis|Underground Omaha, NE 2012
    • “Meaning/Performance of Performance/Meaning in Contemporary Art and Video Games” Panel discussion with Asst. Prof. James Schirmer (UM-Flint), and Assoc. Prof. Roger Travis (UConn) at Meaningful Play 2012 East Lansing, MI 2012
    • “Art Games from a Fine Arts Perspective” Talk given at Boston GameLoop 2012 Boston, MA 2012
    • GLI.TC/H R3PO GLI.TC/H Art Festival High Concepts Laboratories, Chicago, IL 2012
    • Pen & Sword Games, Learning & Society Conference University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 2012
    • TRANSCEIVER Drift Station Gallery / bemisUNDERGROUND Omaha, NE 2012
    • 2012 Unity Workshop, GLI.TC/H 2112 w/ Rick Silva a?rt/game design workshop Creighton University, Omaha, NE, g?ame design workshop 2012
    • Games++, a 12hr game jam in an art gallery Drift Station Gallery Lincoln, NE 2011
    • Space Invaders: Art and The Video Game Environment Nikolaj Kunsthallen Copenhagen, DK 2011
    • Ten Artists to Watch Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts Los Angeles, CA 2011
    • BYOBLINZ Grrrilla Galleries Linz, Austria 2011
    • GLI.TC/H 20111 Chicago, USA / Amsterdam, NL / Birmingham, UK 2011
    • mailto: Drift Station Gallery Lincoln, NE 2011
    • Find & Replace Drift Station Gallery Lincoln, NE 2011
    • REDACTED PERFECTION Drift Station Gallery, Lincoln, NE Curators: Angeles Cossio & Jeff Thompson, Associate Professor of Digital Arts, UNL 2011
    • OEA Nominees Show Hot Shops, Omaha, NE Curator: Board of Directors, Omaha Entertainment & Arts Association 2011
    • Science Fair Urban Storage, Omaha, NE Curator: Josh Powell 2011
    • NEW WORK, U?NO Faculty Show, Omaha, NE 2011
    • 2011 The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE, g?ame design workshop 2011
    • Game Play: Art Inspired by Games,?H. Don and Connie J. Osborne Family Gallery, Omaha, NE Curators: Jody Boyer & Russ Nordman, Founders, Echotrope 2010
    • GLI.TC/H/GALLERY,?Roxaboxen Minicastle, Chicago, IL Curators: Nick Briz, Rosa Menkman, and Jon Satrom, Lecturer 2010
    • Nowhere: Selections from the Hand Drawn Map Association, A?rcadia University Gallery, Arcadia, PA Curator: Kris Harzinski, Founder, Hand Drawn Map Association 2010
    • * O?f Y o u t h a n d D r e a m s i n t h e E v e n i n g o f L i f e , b?e m i s | U N D E R G R O U N D , O m a h a , N E Curator: Brigitte McQueen, Underground Manager 2010
    • Space Invaders: Art in the Computer Game Environment,?Netherlands Instituut voor Media Kunst, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 2010
    • Kent Bellows Studio and Center for Visual Arts Mentor Exhibition, K?ent Bellows Studio, Omaha, NE 2010
    • 2010 Kent Bellows Studio and Center for Visual Arts , Omaha, NE, c?ritique/workshop bemis|UNDERGROUND, Omaha, NE l?ecture Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE l?ecture Millard South High School, Millard, NE l?ecture 2010

    Awards

    • “Fire in the Hole - The Curiously Non-Short History of Art Games”
      "Fire in the Hole - The Curiously Non-Short History of Art Games", Media-N, CAA-Edition (2014)
      Media-N, CAA-Edition
    • Excellence in Online Course Development
      Excellence in Online Course Development
      Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE
    • Nominee - “Best New Media Artist”
      Nominee - "Best New Media Artist", Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards
      Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards
    • Nominee - “Best New Media Artist”
      Nominee - "Best New Media Artist", Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards
      Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards