Kerry Richardson and Steve Ciampaglia
Kerry Richardson is a socially engaged artist and teacher with a long history in collaborative community-based media. Her Plug-in Studio projects have been shown at the DePaul Art Museum, Hyde Park Art Center, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Sullivan Galleries, Bit Bash Interactive Arts Festival and other Chicago venues. Her documentary The Kids Are All Right, a profile of disability rights activist Mike Ervin, screened at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and internationally at disability film festivals; the film is also held in the collection of the Disability Law Center as well as several university Centers for Disability Studies and libraries. She is currently a Full-time Lecturer at Case Western Reserve University where she teaches new media art and videogame design in the Studio Art Program.
Dr. Steve Ciampaglia is a New Media community artist and Associate Professor of Art at Case Western Reserve University where he serves as the Director of Art Education and Studio Art. His research areas are social justice and community arts, critical pedagogy, art + tech, and media arts education. He has presented his artwork and research at MIT, Stanford University, and Columbia University. He has been published in the Harvard Educational Review, Studies in Art Education, and the Journal of Social Theory in Art Education.