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Michael Wirth, M.F.A.

Michael Wirth

Associate Professor, Art, Design & Music Department

Biography

Mike Wirth is a designer, educator and artist who uses technology as his central medium.

A few notable exhibition spaces include: Rockefeller Center and the Chelsea Art Gallery in New York, NY, Split New Media and Film Fest in Split, Croatia, The WRO Wroclaw Media Art Biennale in Wroclaw, Poland, and the Institute of History and Art in Albany, NY. He has won two awards for his historical documentary about the language of gesture, including "Best Short" and "Official Selection" at the Ed Wood film festival (2004 Albany) as well as "Official Selection" at the DigIt New Media Fest (2005 Narrowsburg, NY).

Professionally,Wirth has operated his own freelance design business for more than 10 years, during which time he has worked on unique projects with notable clients, including: Siemens Building Technologies, Anheuser Bush, John F. Kennedy Center, PBS via Interactive Knowledge, Pints for Prostates, York County Museum, Lightfactory Museum of Film and Photography, ESPN-Outdoors and Columbia University Teachers College.

In 2009, Wirth was a part of a research project called Dance.Draw, that received a $250K National Science Foundation Creative IT grant.

Education

M.F.A., Design and Technology, Parsons School of Design
B.F.A., Digital Art and Design, Long Island University

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