Welcome new faculty!

The folks at Emerging Media & Digital Arts join all the faculty, staff, and students at Southern Oregon University in welcoming David Bithell and Robert Clift to SOU! As EMDA-affiliated faculty in the Art and Communication departments, professors Bithell and Clift bring a wealth of expertise and experience to our digital-media programs. Welcome, friends!

Devoted to the exploration of the intersection between experimental music and theater, David Bithell’s use of live performance, video, staging, music technology, and improvisation create abstract narratives that balance between the tragic and comic. He has performed his compositions throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia in a variety of settings. Professor Bithell will be offering a section of EMDA 350, Projects in Digital Media, in the fall term, and team-teaching EMDA 202, Digital Media Foundations II, this winter.

 

Producer of “Blacking Up: Hip-Hop’s Remix of Race and Identity” and “Stealing Home: The Case of Cuban Baseball,” Robert Clift is pioneering new approaches to documentary for media organizations like PBS and beyond. Professor Clift will offer a section of EMDA 350, Projects in Digital Media, in the fall term, and team-teach EMDA 202, Digital Media Foundations II, this winter.

 

Sample Media:

Trailer for Blacking Up: Hip-Hop’s Remix of Race and Identity, by Robert Clift

Capture from caught.catching, David Bithell’s collaboration with Ellie Leonhardt