Many of the faculty initiatives are described in the faculty biographies.
Other projects have been developed inside the faculty research IRISLAB.

Hana Iverson

Neighborhood Narratives curriculum co-authored by Hana Iverson + Nick West, published in the Leonardo Electronic Almanac for their issue on Locative Media (June/July 06).  The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) is jointly produced by Leonardo, the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (ISAST) and distributed by MIT Press.

Neighborhood Narratives featured in SCT alumni magazine

Hana Iverson featured in Temple Faculty Herald

Neighborhood Narratives + Cross/Walks:Weaving Fabric Row featured in Philadelphia Inquirer: “Weaving a History: Temple Students have used today’s technology to capture the yesterdays of Philadelphia’s storied Fabric Row,” by Dianna Marder, Philadelphia Inquirer June 14, 2007

Hana Iverson presented NMIC at a conference sponsored by The Institute for Distributed Creativity and The Graduate Center, City University of New York: Share, Share Widely - May, 05 The Conference on New-Media Art Education

Ars Electronica conference in Linz, Austria, Sept 05.  Reviewed the conference for the “Cool Hunting” blog.

Presenter, Taking Liberties:  Freedom, Creativity and Risk in the Media Arts sponsored by the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC). The Augmented Body panel.

Moderator, Narrative Mapping and Networked Storytelling, Taking Liberties:  Freedom, Creativity and Risk in the Media Arts sponsored by the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC).

Presenter, The Digital Storytelling Conference, San Francisco. The Situtated Storytelling panel.

Co-presenter with Eiko Otake, Peace Conference at Penn State University.

Received the Junior Faculty Research Grant for project “Community Call”, later renamed “Cross/Walks: Weaving Fabric Row.”

Collaborated with the Eldridge Street Project, NYC, on a middle school educational initiative based in the Neighborhood Narratives model, called Building Blocks:

Hana Iverson invited to participate in the winter summit of The Center for Creative Research (CCR), a national initiative focused on improving conditions for artists in all disciplines.

Hana Iverson presented Neighborhood Narratives at CCR summer summit. 

Collaboration established between the Center for Creative Research (CCR) and the Neighborhood Narratives project. CCR is a multi-year pilot project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by Graduate School of the Humanities at NYU, is designed to create and implement, innovative long-term strategies for artist/university interaction. The Center currently comprises eleven founding fellows, eight of whom are recipients of MacArthur genius awards (Ann Carlson, Pat Graney, David Gordon, Margaret Jenkins, Bebe Miller, Ralph Lemon, Liz Lerman, Eiko Otake, Dana Reitz, Elizabeth Streb and Jawole Willa Jo Zollar); Artist-in-Residence, Ain Gordon; Project Director, Dana Whitco; and Senior Advisor, Sam Miller, President of Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC).

Special Projects


Ralph Lemon was brought in as an artist-in-residence for the academic 05/06 year.  This is an NMIC initiative in co-operation with the Theater and Film Media Arts departments.  Ralph is artistic director of Cross Performance, an organization he founded in 1985.  Through the cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary collaboration of performance, literature, media and visual arts, Cross Performance produces performances, videos, exhibitions, publications and workshops that are presented throughout the United States and abroad.  Ralph is recipient of numerous awards including the CalAlperts Award in the Arts and was an Associate Artist at the Yale Repertory Theater in New Haven, Conn.  Ralph’s classes for the fall were the Culture/Identification/Belief Forum and Practice of Form.

New Media, New Spaces, New Places, a faculty reading group sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, initiated and led by Rickie Sanders (GUS) and Hana Iverson (NMIC).

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