Assistant Professor | New Media Communications
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PhD, Media Arts + Practice, University of Southern California

MFA, Animation + Digital Arts, University of Southern California

BFA, General Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art

BA, Asian Studies, University of Michigan

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Affiliated with: 
School of Arts and Communication
Courses Taught: 

New Media Aesthetics NMC 351 (formerly called New Media Visualization)

Design for Interactivity NMC 399

Introduction to Visualization NMC 299

Intermediate Visualization NMC 399

Contemplative Art

Research/Career Interests: 

Amanda Tasse, PhD is an Assistant Professor of New Media Communications in the School of Arts & Communication, with an emphasis on visualization. She works across media disciplines including filmmaking, animation, videogames, VR and interactive art to investigate how different forms contribute unique and dimensional perspectives to multi-layered problems. She often collaborates with scientists to explore what she calls poetic science: new methods for popular science communication using arts based practices. Her media arts dissertation at the USC School of Cinematic Arts communicated a theme from marine science using a video game, short film, and visualization apps. In addition to her PhD, Tasse received an MFA in Animation + Digital Arts at USC, worked in the film industry prior to graduate school, did a Fulbright research project in Neurocinematics at Aalto University, and co-founded a community based arts education program, the Contemplative Creativity Lab, which investigates art as meditative practice. 

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