Ferris State University
Ferris State University Capstone Presentation (March 2014) – Presentation on artifact for the Comprehensive Interviews and Presentations (CIPs), considered the integrative capstone experience for DCCL students.
The Quest for Transformation, a tongue-in-cheek video celebration of the final stages of completion towards my doctorate.
Fulbright, Cultural Journalism, May 2012 – Ekaterinburg, Russia
Ekaterinburg Academy of Contemporary Art (EACA)
Lectures for short course in Cultural Journalism
EACA Lecture – Day 1 – An intro to Cultural Journalism, Craft in America assignment.
EACA Lecture – Day 2 – Introducing Creative Blog project and Victory Day article assignment.
EACA Lecture – Day 3 – Introducing Ethics, Art and Media Responsibility; Art, Ethics, & Journalism short article assignment.
EACA Lecture – Day 4 – Introducing Assignment #5 (Final) – Finding Your Voice, choosing their media.
Foreign No More video – This video was the subject of the paper above.
Michigan State University: Se(a) Crossings (MFA Thesis)
Shared here are four videos included in this multi-media installation. They were edited to run simultaneously with different segments becoming more prominent at different times throughout the 7 min. and 11 sec. that they ran.
Se(a) Crossings Water Sequence – Not used in the original installation, but included in the Mott Art Gallery version. This video was “splashed” upon a side wall to create an ambiance.
Se(a) Crossings Time Poem II – projected into a 36″ frosted “bowl” suspended from the wireframe ceiling, acting as the “oracle” reciting Time Poem II. (Time Poem I was printed on the floor.)
Se(a) Crossings Flint-side Sequence – projected on the verso of an large translucent image suspended from the wireframe ceiling.
Se(a) Crossings Fiji-side Sequence – projected on the verso of an large translucent image suspended from the wireframe ceiling.
Installation of Se(a) Crossings: Time in the Midst of Chaos, MFA Exhibition, Kresge Art Museum, MSU, East Lansing, 2005.
Publicity, reviews, or citations
Blogs & Podcasts
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Archived Blog Posts (2005-2011):
- Mara’s Blogs, Podcasts & Se(a) Crossings – Opening page to old blog with two sections from 1/31/2009 and 12/21/2012.
- The Invisible Artist – originally published 4/10/2007
- Creative expression, educators…and the mental health system. – originally published 4/23/2007
- healing and vicodin-induced thoughts – originally published 8/2/2007
- 21st Century learning at the community college level… – originally published 9/7/2007
- Thanks for the well wishes – originally published 9/7/2007
- Thoughts from a stressless recliner… – originally published 11/30/2007
- Why does it need to be the holidays? – originally published 12/25/2007
- Lost iPod… Found faith in fellow humans. – originally published 2/28/2008
- Making a living, and just living a life in hard times – originally published 1/31/2009
- Packages from my Uncle – originally published 3/8/2009
- Life is but a dream – originally published 1/17/2011
- Life is but a dream…Part II – originally published 2/4/2011
- Life is but a dream…Part III – originally published 3/7/2011
- Thoughts on a Current Project (2005-2006) – Originally published October 31, 2005. Opening entry of a blog capturing the creative process during the development of the Telling My Story Detroit project, capturing the visual narrative portraits of eight women on a path to recovery from homelessness.
- Daisy’s Portrait, originally published November 7, 2005.
- Interlude on Daisy, originally published November 15, 2005
- Through the Eyes of Ida, originally published November 19, 2005
- Ida’s Portrait, originally published November 20, 2005
- Rebecca’s Soliloquy & other causes of heartache, originally published December 5, 2006
- Rebecca’s Monologue of Bitterness & Hope, originally published December 16, 2005
- Glenda ~ flee or fight, originally published December 29, 2005
- Glenda’s portrait, originally published January 3, 2006
- aka Jane, crack and rebuilding a life, originally published January 16, 2006
- More on the process up to Jane…, originally published January 16, 2006
- Preparing for Dana, via Sea Crossings, originally published February 19, 2006
Archived Podcasts (2006-2007)
- Se(a) Crossings… as a way of life – opening page to podcast portion, probably published in early 2006.
- Sea Crossings: Time in the midst of the pressures of chaos… (v2) – originally published in Spring 2006
- Reflections on a College Trip – originally published 4/7/2006
- Confessions of a NON… – originally published 4/16/2006
- Reflections on a College Trip – “The Movie” – originally published 4/19/2006
- Mexico Musings in Two Movements…Part I: Meditations on a Mexico Sunrise – originally published 5/19/2006
- Part II: Agitations on the Mexican Autobahn – originally published 5/20/2006
- Telling My Story… and the Art of Rebuilding our Humanity – originally published 9/1/2006
- Playful Thoughts on Art – originally published 4/8/2007