Digital arts project

Digital Arts

At Bennington, students work closely with faculty to design the content, structure, and sequence of their study and practice—their Plan—taking advantage of resources inside and outside the classroom to pursue their work. 

The digital arts curriculum emphasizes the computer and code as fine art mediums—not just tools—and how they provide unique opportunities for creatives to explore and make artwork. Students create online and screened-based work with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, along with interactive objects and installations that have arduino microcontrollers and sensors as central components.

Inherently cross-disciplinary, work within the digital arts draws upon many areas of study including animation, computer science, design, media studies, sculpture, the social sciences, video and film, electronic music and more. Classes take place in the Pod, a macintosh computer lab in VAPA, and in the adjacent digital arts studio, which houses a laser cutter, 3D printers, tools for building circuits and student work spaces.

Digital arts invites guests to campus as speakers in the Visual Arts Lecture Series and visiting critics in classes. Guests have included:

  • Alex Galloway
  • Lindsay Howard
  • Steve Lambert
  • Zach Lieberman
  • Michael Mandiberg
  • Mary Mattingly
  • Nancy Nowacek
  • Lorraine O’Grady
  • Roddy Schrock
  • Lorna Simpson
  • Brooke Singer
  • The Yes Men
  • Fred Wilson
  • Lebbeus Woods
  • Caroline Woolard
  • Marina Zurkow
Student Work

Current Courses

Faculty

Director of Art and Entrepreneurship Programs in the Center for the Advancement of Public Action

Robert Ransick draws inspiration from the social and political world we live in, history, and the potential for a future that is better.

email rransick@bennington.edu
call 802-440-4633

Visiting Faculty & Technicians

Charles Crowell
Visiting Faculty

Charles Crowell is a financial economist and entrepreneur interested in the field of social entrepreneurship and community regeneration.

email charlescrowell@bennington.edu
call 802-440-4549
Image of Anna Kroll
Technical Instructor in Digital Arts

Anna Kroll is an artist whose work incorporates installations, Instagram feeds, livestreams, flip books, writing, and audio experiences in an exploration of performance and technology. Additionally, through her background in dance, there is a value placed on corporeal place, presence and personal experience for both audience and creator in Kroll's work. 

email annakroll@bennington.edu
Image of Mimi Onuoha
Visiting Faculty

Mimi Onuoha is a Brooklyn-based artist and researcher examining the implications of data collection and computational categorization. Her work uses code, writing, and objects to explore missing data and the ways in which people are abstracted, represented, and classified.

email mimionuoha@bennington.edu
call 802-440-4549