With a background in contemporary theory and design, Chad has recently begun exploring collisions at the intersection of art and technology. Working with sound synthesis, wireless interactivity, 3D rapid prototyping, spatialized audio and satellite imagery, Chad pursues questions of chance, scale, translation, and mapping.
Meg Mitchell received a BFA in Sculpture from the University of South Florida in 2005, and an MFA in New Genres from the University of Maryland in 2008. Mitchell creates work in diverse media from painting, to performance, digital media and interactive installations. She uses humor to subvert modernist beliefs, and to play with the boundaries between the conceptual and the physical spaces her work occupies. Mitchell borrows from a diverse range of sources such as Greek drama, contemporary advertising, camp, cinema, art history, and media representations of technological progress.Her collaborative exhibition last year at the DC Art Center entitled "Ian and Jan: the Undiscovered Duo" was widely praised in the press including reviews in the Washington Post.
David Gussak, Ph.D., ATR-BC., is an associate professor and the Chairperson for The Florida State University Department of Art Education. David has presented extensively internationally, nationally and regionally on: art therapy in forensic settings, working with aggressive and violent clients, the work of the art therapist, and various governmental and legislative issues facing the field.
Much of my research continues to focus on the governance and representation of global spaces, especially the ocean, the Internet, and the Arctic. At the same time, continuing my earlier interest in urban and regional politics and planning, I also have conducted a number of studies of local environment-development conflicts and planning disputes, often with a focus on how specific emotional attachments to place impact individuals' positions in these disputes. Increasingly, I don't know how to respond when people ask me to specify my subfield of Geography. Although my training was as a political geographer (I was president of the Association of American Geographers' Political Geography Specialty Group from 2003 through 2005) and secondarily as an economic geographer, I spent much of the period from around 2000 through 2007 moving ever further into cultural geography, although the past few years have seen me returning to my political geography roots. At the same time, much of my work also overlaps with nature-society, urban, communications, and cartographic issues, so I have affinities with these subfields of the discipline as well.