Visual & Media Arts Faculty

John Craig Freeman

Professor (2002)

B.A. University of California, San Diego
M.F.A. University of Colorado, Boulder
http://JohnCraigFreeman.net


John Craig Freeman

John Craig Freeman is a public artist with over twenty years of experience using emergent technologies to produce large­scale public work at sites where the forces of globalization are impacting the lives of individuals in local communities. His work seeks to expand the notion of public by exploring how digital networked technology is transforming our sense of place.

Freeman is a founding member of the international artists collective Manifest.AR and he has produced work and exhibited around the world including at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, FACT Liverpool, Kunsthallen Nikolaj Copenhagen, Triennale di Milano, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing, He has had work commissioned by the ZERO1, Rhizome.org and Turbulence.org. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, El Pais, Liberation, Wired News, Artforum, Ten­8, Z Magazine, Afterimage, Photo Metro, New Art Examiner, Time, Harper's and Der Spiegel. Christiane Paul cites Freeman's work in her book Digital Art, as does Lucy Lippard in the Lure of the Local, and Margot Lovejoy in Digital Currents: Art in the Electronic Age.

His writing has been published in Rhizomes, Leonardo, the Journal of Visual Culture, and Exposure.

Freeman received a Bachelor of Art degree from the University of California, San Diego in 1986 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1990. He is currently a Professor of New Media at Emerson College in Boston.

Freeman writes:

"If Andy Warhol set out to create a distinctly American art form in the twentieth century, I identify with those who seek to create a distinctly global art form in the twenty­first."

Contact

Office: Ansin 1111

Phone: 8862

E-Mail: john_craig_freeman@emerson.edu

Current Courses

Computer Animation (VM261)
Top: Transmedia Development (VM420)
Top: WGBH Partnership Prod (VM420)
Top: Writing the Film Musical (VM420)
Top: Directing and Producing the Narrative Motion Picture (VM420)
Top: Ed Tech Times: Content Development and Web Design for an Online Information Hub (VM420)
Top: Improv Comedy: Upright Citizens Brigade (VM420)
Top: Improv Comedy: Upright Citizens Brigade (VM420)
Top: Magic Hour: The Art of Cinematography in LA (VM420)
Top: Production Design:Craft and Practice in the Art Department (VM420)
Top: Research and Creative Production in Virtual and Agumented Reality Public Art (VM420)
Top: Studio Independents: Navigation the Motion Picture Industry (VM420)
Top: Technical Craft of the Narrative Motion Picture (VM420)
Topics in Media Arts Practice: Prague Film Program (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts Practice: Aesthetics of Film Editing: Storytelling Through Images (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts Practice: Aesthetics of Film Editing: Storytelling Through Images (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts Practice: Analysis and Production of Web Videos (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts Practice: Feature Film Development (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts Practice: Feature Film Development (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts Practice: Writing and Producing Games (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts: Practice: Production Management (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts: Practice: Production Management (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts: Practice: Screenwriting Lab in Patmos, Greece (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts: Practice: The Business of Directing (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts: Practice: The Business of Directing (VM420)
Topics in Visual and Media Arts: Practice: Videogame Writing and Producing (VM420)
Topics Visual and Media Arts: Practice: Production Design: Craft and Practice in the Art Department (VM420)
Topics VMA Pracitice: Research and Creative Production in Virtual and Augmented Reality Public Art (VM420)
Advanced New Media Projects (VM470)
Visual & Media Arts Associate Professor Diane Lake has written screenplays for Columbia, Disney, Miramax, Paramount, and many independent producers.