Teaching Statement

My general philosophy on teaching media technology + composition is as follows:

  • People learn through doing rather than seeing or hearing
  • Experimentation and play as a catalyst for, rather than impeding force of, learning
  • Technology is an instrument: the more you practice, the better you get
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum (both within the arts and between fields) is absolutely necessary
  • Diversity as the rule rather than exception
  • Importance of theory, philosophy, and critical thinking
  • Importance of access to tools that allow for full expressivity
  • Value of creativity in daily life and for non-artists
  • Value of technology proficiency in daily life and for non-technicians