Mark Callahan
Since 2002
Works in Athens, Georgia United States of America

Mark Callahan is the Artistic Director of Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), an interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at the University of Georgia, Associate Academic Director for Innovation in the Arts at the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, and serves on the faculty of the Lamar Dodd School of Art. He is a graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design, where he was a member of the European Honors Program in Rome, Italy.

Callahan's work has evolved from a traditional printmaking background to experimental multimedia projects. He was commissioned to create a site-specific work for "Video Culture: Three Decades of Video Art," a collaboration that joined the forces of eleven institutions in the metro Detroit area to examine video art and its impact on contemporary culture. His work has also been used in concert by R.E.M. as a large-scale video projection. He is the executive producer of AUX, an event and publication series devoted to experimental art in all forms. "Internet Soul Portraits (I.S.P.)" and "24 Hour Miss South Carolina" are part of the Rhizome ArtBase at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. Recent group exhibitions include "Memery: Imitation, Memory, and Internet Culture" at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), "You All Fell for My Act" at MAMA: Showroom for Media and Moving Art in Rotterdam, and "Game Change: Videogames as Art Medium and Inspiration" at the Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia.
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Assistant Professor of Digital Arts

Thu Jan 23, 2014 00:00

Faculty Position in Digital Arts

The Department of Telecommunications of the Grady College and the Department of Theatre and Film Studies of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia invite applications for a tenure-track position in 2D Digital Arts to begin August 15, 2014. The position is funded through the President’s 2013‐2014 Interdisciplinary Hiring Initiative.

Academic Rank/Salary

This is a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level. Salary competitive.

Position Description

The Departments of Telecommunications and Theatre and Film Studies jointly seek to hire an Assistant Professor with expertise in 2D animation and digital effects for video games, film and theatre. This is a tenure-track appointment: the candidate will share teaching responsibilities between the two departments. The ideal candidate will have a program of creative research in the area of digital visual communication and will be able to teach students both the theory and production of digital animation and visual effects specifically 2 and 2.5 dimensional animation and effects.

The Department of Telecommunications has a strong team of faculty in game-design, interactive narrative, and film and television production; and the Department of Theatre and Film Studies, in animation, interactive digital performance and film studies. This specialist in 2D animation and digital effects would strengthen and complement UGA’s existing programs while enhancing the University’s national and international profile in the emerging area of research, creativity, and teaching in game innovation and digital production.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop his or her own creative and/or research agenda, as well as develop new courses in digital arts. In addition, the candidate will play a leading role in the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts Digital Laboratory, engaging in creative activities with faculty and collaborating on interdisciplinary grants.


MFA, Ph.D., or equivalent terminal degree in Digital Media, Communications, Art, Theatre, or any related field is required at the time of appointment (August 2014). Candidates should have a demonstrated record of creative work and/or scholarly research and the potential for excellence in teaching. The ideal candidate will have a record of accomplishment in 2D animation with demonstrated theoretical, historical, and creative perspectives in experimental and conventional forms. Awareness of video game visual styles and experience in 2D and 2.5D representation in video games or digital simulations, along with knowledge of traditional drawing, film or animation production techniques highly desired. Areas of expertise may include film and video production and visual effects, video games, and data visualization. Successful candidates must be able to serve on graduate student committees and have the ability to direct theses and dissertations.

To Apply

To apply for the position, submit a cover letter, three references, curriculum vitae, and if applicable, a link to a creative portfolio or reel.

Apply online at or by email to Prof. Jennifer Smith,
Digital Arts Search Committee Chair,
(706) 542-0563

Review of applications will begin on January 23, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

Learn more about the Department of Telecommunications and the Grady College at, the Department of Theatre and Film Studies at and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts at

The University of Georgia is the first state-chartered university in America and celebrated the 225th anniversary of its charter in 2010-11. Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities ( UGA is a land and sea grant institution located in Athens, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital ( ;

The Grady College, the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, their many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students, and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University is an EEO/AA institution.



Fri Mar 01, 2013 00:00

Athens, Georgia
United States of America

eco*art*lab Call for Artists

climate change:
from cause to effect to response,
from the local to the planetary,
and everything in-between

Selected artists' work will be on view March 17- April 27, 2013
Submissions accepted: January 28-March 1

eco*art*lab, a pop-up gallery and artspace in downtown Athens, Georgia invites artistic works on the various aspects, dimensions and understandings of global climate change, to be exhibited March 17- April 27, 2013. Submissions in all genres and media welcome, including live art and performance. Email no more than four digital images, video clips, or sound files, and a brief statement about how the work relates to the theme, to Inquiries welcome. For more information about the gallery and its call for submissions, visit the eco*art*lab website



I Heart Net Art

Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:00 - Mon May 09, 2011

In a world of heaving non-consensual navigation, fifteen new ideas from a generation of attention-deficit cybergeographers adrift in a sea of immersive linearity. The work represents a sublime feedback loop of gestural input, virtual realities, and disco LAN parties washed up from the shore of collective unconsciousness. A mythic reply, torn from the pages of a Danielle Steel e-book, now gone viral.


Faust workshop

Sun Oct 11, 2009 00:00 - Thu Sep 03, 2009

United States of America

AUX and Orange Twin are pleased to announce a performance and workshop by legendary German experimental music group Faust. Tickets are available now via the 40 Watt Club Web site for the October 10 performance with Athens’ own Circulatory System and special guests.

Faust will present a workshop the following day at 2 PM at the Cine Lab in downtown Athens, for concert ticket holders and UGA students and faculty (limited seating, first come, first served).

Start the weekend with a very special Orange Twin Fall Concert on October 9 with performances by the Scott E. Spillane EXP, Nana Grizol, Vic Chesnutt, Elf Power, and Neil Hamburger. For more information, tickets, and camping information visit

For more information about Faust visit:

AUX is supported in part by Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE), and interdisciplinary initiative for advanced research in the arts at the University of Georgia.