Institute for Digital Intermedia Arts
IDIA Lab
+People - IDIA Lab

+Director

John Fillwalk

 John Fillwalk is an Associate Professor of Electronic Art at Ball State University. Fillwalk works and instructs in a variety of time-based and digital media including video, installation, imaging, interactive art and animation. He received his MFA from the University of Iowa in Intermedia and Video Art in 1990 and has since received numerous grants, […]

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+Staff

Aaron Anderson

HCI Electronics Designer Aaron Anderson completed his bachelor degrees at Ball State University in Music Technology and Music Composition under the tutelage of Keith Kothman, Michael Pounds, and Michael Olson. He has had works presented at SEAMUS (2013, 2015, 2016), ICMC (2015), Root Signals (2014, 2015), NYCEMF (2015), The Electroacoustic Barn Dance (2013, 2014, 2015), […]

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Adam Kobitz

Virtual Worlds Modeler and Animator

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Neil Zehr

Neil earned his B.S. in the Digital Media Arts program at Huntington University in Huntington, IN. During his years there, he studied various traditional animation techniques, computer animation, and computer graphics while also working on several freelance projects and showcasing his films in Huntington’s annual media showcase. Following his graduation in the summer of 2008, […]

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Trevor Danehy

Virtual Worlds Modeler and Animator

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Chris Harrison – Assoc. AIA

Virtual 3D Designer Chris graduated from Ball State with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 2010. He then continued his Architecture education at Ball State with graduate school, where he worked for the IDIA Lab under as a grad assistant, graduating with his Master’s of Architecture in 2012. Chris began working for the IDIA […]

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Ina-Marie Johnston

Design and Communications Manager Ina-Marie Johnston is the Design and Communications Manager for Hybrid Design Technologies. She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts with a concentration in Visual Communications from Ball State University, as well as a Certificate in Web Applications. Her main interesting include print design, web design, print making, book making, and painting.

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David Rodriguez

Interactive Web Specialist David earned his B.A. in Telecommunications and completed a minor in Web Technology through the Computer Science department at Ball State University in Muncie, IN. His education focused primarily on web design and development in Flash, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, MySQL, and Java. In November of 2011, David joined IDIA Lab as a […]

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+Affiliated Staff

Denise Jones

Director of Enterprise User Relations

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Tim Sprowl

Library Web Application and Database Developer

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Kyle Parker

Senior Software Engineer for Developing Technologies

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Chaz Estell

Web Applications Developer

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+Research Fellows

Stephen Gasior

His professional career has focused on advancing and communicating biology. As a graduate student and postdoctoral fellow, he published several journal articles in the areas of DNA repair, cancer biology, genomics, and biotechnology. As an educator he has taught molecular biology and human A&P lab courses as well as lectures in genetics, human A&P, and […]

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Bernard Frischer

Bernard Frischer is a leading scholar in the application of digital technologies to humanities research and education. Frischer has overseen many significant projects, including virtual recreations of sites such as the city of Rome in the time of the emperor Constantine the Great. The works of Frischer and his institute have received international acclaim and […]

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+Faculty Fellows

Kevin Nolan

Director, Applied Anthropology Laboratories Kevin is an Ohio Valley archaeologist with a primary research interest in the Late Prehistoric period (ca. AD 1000 – 1600) of the Middle Ohio Valley, particularly how humans interact with the environment. He has published collections based research, results of fieldwork, and theoretical models for the Middle Woodland (ca. 50 BC […]

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Douglas Seefeldt

Assistant Professor of History Douglas Seefeldt is Assistant Professor and Emerging Media Fellow at Ball State University. His research focuses on the intersections of history and memory in the 19th and 20th-century American West. Seefeldt is Senior Digital Editor of The Papers of William F. Cody at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, WY, […]

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James Connolly

Professor of History James Connolly is Professor of History and Director of the Center for Middletown Studies at Ball State University.. He is the author of An Elusive Unity: Urban Democracy and Machine Politics in Industrializing America (Cornell University Press) and The Triumph of Ethnic Progressivism: Urban Political Culture in Boston , 1900-1925 (Harvard University […]

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Michael Pounds

After a relatively short career as a mechanical engineer, Michael Pounds turned his energies toward composition, studying at Bowling Green State University, Ball State University, the University of Birmingham in England, and the University of Illinois, where he is currently completing a doctoral degree. He has studied electro-acoustic composition with Jonty Harrison, Scott Wyatt, Guy […]

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Michele Chiuini

Michele Chiuini obtained his first degree in structural engineering at the Politecnico of Milan in 1973. In order to pursue his interests in architectural design methods, he studied at the Faculty of Architecture, Sheffield University, England, where he obtained an MA with Distinction. In 1977 he became Lecturer in Architecture at Nottingham University, teaching Design […]

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+Student Fellows

Anna Oakes

Graphic Design Student Worker

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Noah Scott

Video Student Worker

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Lucas Baughman

HCI Graduate Assistant

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Andrew Salo

Animation Graduate Assistant

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Ryan Ciesiolka

Animation Student Worker

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Catherine Galbraith

Animation Student Worker

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