Core Faculty List


Dana Karwas


Dana Karwas is an interdisciplinary artist and designer. She holds an MPS from Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas. Her creative practice is centered around human reference frames, with a specific interest in the boundaries of sensory perception and rendering the invisible visible. She was formerly the Media Director of Maya Lin’s fifth and final memorial, What is Missing?, where she provided project direction on this worldwide, multimedia exhibition regarding climate change and endangered species. Read more >>

Assistant Director

Lauren Dubowski


Lauren Dubowski is an interdisciplinary creative producer who brings experience in film, journalism, mixed reality, theater, and more. She has collaborated on projects with Ado Ato Pictures, Kinhouse Studio, the Łodź Film School vnLab (Visual Narratives Lab), and others. Lauren holds an MFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale, where she is currently a DFA candidate. She was a Luce Scholar in Indonesia and a Fulbright research fellow to Poland.

CCAM Core Faculty and Critic, Yale School of Art

Justin Berry


Justin Berry is an interdisciplinary artist and NYFA artist’s fellowship recipient. His work has been exhibited internationally in various venues, with work recently on view at CAVE in Detroit, CUAC in Salt Lake City, and at the University of Richmond Art Museum. Recent issues of Frieze, Pin-up magazine, Media-N, and Prattfolio included features on his work and Bomb Magazine commissioned the piece from him as part of their portfolio series in 2013. Berry currently serves as project lead for the center’s Blended Reality LaboratoryHe holds an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago.

Technical Manager and Curator, Sound Art Series

Ross Wightman


Ross Wightman is a double bassist and composer from New Jersey. He is the founder, curator and producer of the CCAM Sound Art Series as well as the founder of the CCAM Audio Composition Collective (CCAMACC), which creates virtual, multimedia musical performances for remote laptop ensemble. He teaches courses on Computer Music Composition and is faculty at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.

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