Jacqueline Bishops paintings, drawings and installation explore the psychological connections between humans and nonhumans. Influenced by two decades of traveling the forests in the Amazon, experiencing Katrina and documenting the BP Oil Spill, her work addresses the politicizing of nature, species extinction and eco-political injustice. She studied Art and Philosophy at the University of Kansas, received her BA/ painting from the University of New Orleans and an MFA/ painting from Tulane University. For 8 years she taught Art and the Environment at Loyola University New Orleans.
Forrest Warner works with Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) and DHi as Lead Videographer & Editor. Focusing on the technical aspects of video for DHi projects, Forrest’s role beyond the camera is to guide students to develop their own working knowledge of video pre-production, production, and post-production with an emphasis in documentary filmmaking.
Sâmia Pedraça is Master's student in Humanities Computing at the University of Alberta, Canada. Interested in game studies, she intends to research the development of narrative in contemporary video games and the connections between new technological affordances (especially the usage of 3D) and sophisticated storytelling. She works as a research assistant at Edmonton Pipelines and GRAND NCE (University of Alberta) and was previously a consultant at SET Simulated Environment Theatre (University of Waterloo). Sâmia is a journalist and graduate of Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo.
Andrew Metz received his Bachelor’s Degree from Hamilton College and completed an honors thesis on the origins of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. He studied history at the University of Edinburgh and has a Master’s Degree in Journalism from New York University. He was an International Reporting Project Fellow at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, where he studied and wrote about water conflicts in the Middle East.
Edvige Jean-François received a Bachelor’s degree in English from Hamilton College. She also studied Art History and Literature in Madrid, Spain and earned a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Columbia University. She is a producer at CNN International’s Special Projects Unit, where she produces news features and specials. She is based at the network’s global headquarters in Atlanta.
Susan Hartman was educated at Kirkland College, and received an M.F.A. in writing from Columbia University. She has written cover stories and profiles from places as different as Northern Ireland and Queens, Las Vegas and Brooklyn for The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and Newsday, often following her subjects for months. For the past three years, she has been working on a multi-media documentary project about a group of young women she first profiled for The New York Times when they were talented jumpers on her troubled Brooklyn block.
Michael Patrei is a professional independent filmmaker who lives in Central New York. Michael has become deeply involved in his community along with keeping his fingers on the pulse of both regional and global human needs. Michael's passion is in constant innovation, and in continuously fusing these innovations with his overall mission to contribute to the greater good of our society through filmmaking and the arts. Michael is the founder of The Guild of Thespian Puppets.
Nicolas Sohl is a Southern California native that uses GIS and photography as a medium to highlight the connections between, and use of, our natural, urban, and social environments. Nicolas’s photography has been shown in several solo shows and was featured by National Geographic and CNN. He is a graduate of Middlebury College and his work is enriched by his studies in geography. He currently lives in St. Kitts and Nevis, where he concurrently works with the SHGIS and works as a project manager for on-island development projects.
Mary Lehner '12 graduated from Hamilton College with a concentration in Environmental Studies, with minors in Physics and Math. Her interests are broad ranging and encompass digital and performance art in addition to science. Mary's background in web design, computer programming, graphic design and video led to the position she held for two years as a Rich Media Research and Development Intern in ITS at Hamilton. In that role, she helped faculty and students in research and course projects incorporating multimedia for analysis and/or creative expression.