Erin Johnson

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

Erin Johnson Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

Contact Information

ejohnso2@bowdoin.edu
207-798-4184
Visual Arts

Edwards Center for Art & Dance - 232

Teaching this semester

DCS 1100. Introduction to Digital and Computational Studies

How are digital tools and computational methods being applied and studied in different fields? How are they catalyzing changes in daily life? Uses two case studies to introduce these new tools and methods, and to analyze and evaluate their scholarly and practical applications. The first case study is based on Bowdoin's own history: how can the use of new methods recreate what Joshua Chamberlain could see at the Battle of Gettysburg, and thus better understand the battle and his decisions? Next, considers the contemporary, and asks what is identity in the era of social media and algorithms? Students learn the basics of the Python programming language, introductory spatial analysis with ArcGIS, elementary text and social network analysis, and basic environmental modeling. Assumes no prior knowledge of a programming language.

VART 1701. Digital Media I

A studio class designed to introduce students to digital photography, sound, and video. Students learn the basic skills necessary to work with these three media, including recording, editing, and installation. In addition, students learn about the history of these media and the ways they inform and expand upon each other.

Education

M.F.A. and Graduate Certificate in New Media, University of California, Berkeley
B.A., Warren Wilson College

Website
erincolleenjohnson.com