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  • Jess Irish

    Associate Professor of Design and Technology

    Email
    irish@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    L - 2 West 13th Street

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    Jess Irish

    Profile

    Jess Irish is an award-winning artist, designer and writer who makes lyrical nonfiction films and cross-genre media. Her recent films include This Mortal Plastik, For While, and The Phantasmagoria of Offense: the male version. Her collaborative design practice focuses on environmental justice and empowering forms of new media. She is the principal designer for Visualizing Pipeline Impacts, which creates media and analyses on shale gas infrastructure.

     

    Her films have been received honors such as “Best Environmental Film”, “Best Hybrid Film”, “Best Experimental Documentary”, “Best Video Art” and “Best Editing.” Her films have screened in festivals both nationally and internationally. Her art works have been featured in media such as Art Forum, METROPOLIS, RES, and Artweek magazines. She has received project funding by the Creative Capital Foundation and was one of four artists to be supported by California Arts Council in its first round of individual grants for digital media. Former collaborative design includes open source software projects DataMyne, Urban Research Toolkit. She was the founding co-director of OnRamp Arts, an award-winning non-profit in central LA. 

     

    Irish is an Associate Professor of Design and Technology in the School of Art, Media & Technology at Parsons, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in design research, hybrid works and new media. She received her studio MFA from UC Irvine and her creative writing MFA from The New School. She lives in the Hudson River Valley, NY with her family of humans and dogs. 


    Research Interests

    media design, participatory frameworks, non-linear narratives, sustainability, community activism


    Portfolio

    http://www.jessirish.com/

    http://www.thismortalplastik.com

    http://vzpi.org


    Current Courses

    Core Studio Objects
    PUDT 2100, Fall 2022

    Major Studio 1
    PGTE 5200, Fall 2022

    Past Courses

    Hybrid Projects: Image/Text
    PSAM 5870, Fall 2021

    Major Studio 1
    PGTE 5200, Fall 2021

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