IMRC Spring 2014 Researcher in Residence Dan Mikesell

The University of Maine Intermedia MFA program, New Media Department and the Innovative Media Research and Commercialization Center (IMRC) are pleased to announce the recipient of the Spring 2014 Researcher in Residence award, New York based artist Dan Mikesell. He will be in residence from mid March through May.

Dan Mikesell is a media artist and technologist returning to the United States after spending the last four years as a WCU (World Class University Grant) Professor at Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea. While teaching in Seoul, Mikesell founded HackerSpace Seoul, a creative incubator which has earned grants from the Korean Foundation for Science and Creativity in 2011 and 2012 for their work on biological and bio-mimetic installation. His work “Project : Prey”  and “HODU won the Research Challenge competition at SIGGRAPH two years in a row. Dan has also developed a mobile networked device which helps doctors treat stroke victims and chronic pain patients. He currently holds one U.S. patent and three Korean patents based on this technology.

As Researcher in Residence, Mikesell will focus on projects utilizing the facilities of the IMRC Center including working on kinetic installations using digital fabrication, and experiments using high-tech/low-tech processes. He will give a public lecture on his work as a researcher and his projects while at the IMRC Center on Monday, April 14 at 7:30pm in 104 IMRC. While working with students on a daily bases, Mikesell will also offer a workshop/master class while visiting with dates and topic to be announced.

More information on Dan Mikesell’s work can be found at:

IMRC residencies support the creative research, production and presentation of initiatives in New Media, Intermedia, and other technology areas, and their social and cultural application. The residency supports a period of concentration and immersion in creative investigation, cutting-edge research or production of visionary, experimental applications and projects. Potential initiatives might range from live Intermedia productions, sound and physical computing works to technical prototypes, installations and tactical media events. The resident is committed to supporting a diverse and broad ranging creative environment. We consequently encourage applications from the broadest possible range of individuals and creative technologists to this program. Applications for Fall 2014 are  now being accepted.

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Located on the University of Maine Campus, our brand new IMRC Center is a 15,000+ square foot facility that provides comfortable, state of the art prototyping facilities, audio and video production spaces, a resource library, performance and installation spaces, classrooms, and offices. Outfitted with a variety of tools and equipment, including a full shop, 3D printers and 3D scanner, computer controlled machine tools, a cutting and engraving laser, plastic vacuum former, large format printers, a range of design and production software, electronics workbenches, video and still cameras, audio recording and mixing equipment, and a variety of tools for supporting interactive environments and installations, IMRC Center is a hub for learning, creating and producing.

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The IMRC Researcher in Residence Program is made possible by support from the Intermedia MFA Program, the New Media Department, and the Alston D. and Ada Lee Correll New Media Fund.

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