Finding Inspiration in Technology
Students from the Cultural Technology program at New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) recently visited our new Mouse in the Machine exhibition at Art House to find inspiration for their work and to learn more about the artworks and the technology that the artists use to make their pieces.
As part of the Cultural Technology program, students participate in paid internships in museums and cultural non-profits across New Mexico. During their internships they receive one-on-one mentorship in their area of interest and participate in service learning through AmeriCorps. During the fall and spring semesters, the students designed a multi-sensory interactive exhibit that helps people with disabilities more fully experience the power of poetry.
The AmeriCorps Cultural Technology Program was originally conceived as an outgrowth of the partnership between NMHU’s Media Arts & Technology program and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. What began as a small program of academics and paid internships has blossomed into a mini-powerhouse of a program. A combination of rigorous academics and service prepares media arts students for careers as multimedia specialists in New Mexico’s cultural institutions and creative economy.
This innovative program was co-founded and designed by Mimi Roberts, Director for Media Projects at the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and Miriam Langer, Professor of Media Arts at NMHU. The program is currently co-taught by Lauren Addario, Director of the AmeriCorps Cultural Technology Program at NMHU and Mimi Roberts.
Art House is open to the public, Thursday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a class visit.