Erin Johnson

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art

Teaching this semester

DCS 2650. Art, Technology, and Design for Social Change

Both individually and collaboratively, students create public art projects and tools that engage in cultural critique utilizing digital tools, computational methods, and design thinking. Students explore firsthand the intersection of design, technological innovation, and art across multiple disciplines. Discussions, projects, and readings examine various aspects of social change including queer and feminist activist practices, new media theory, data as material, emerging data visualization forms, art for and from networks, critical design for community engagement, and artistic interventions in public spaces.

VART 3902. Senior Studio

Concentrates on strengthening critical and formal skills as students start developing an individual body of work. Includes periodic reviews by members of the department and culminates with a group exhibition at the conclusion of the semester.


  • M.F.A. and Graduate Certificate in New Media, University of California; Berkeley, CA
  • B.A., Warren Wilson College; Swannanoa, NC