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Marianne Petit

Academic Director; Associate Arts Professor; Affiliated Professor

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Marianne currently teaches courses in digital media, animation, paper arts, storytelling, and assistive technology. She is a co-founder/co-director of the Ability Project (http://ability.nyu.edu), an interdisciplinary research space dedicated to the intersection between disability and technology, and a collaboration of ITP, the Department of Occupational Therapy (Steinhart) and the Integrated Digital Media Program (Tandon). Marianne was located at the NYU Abu Dhabi campus (Spring 2013) and from Fall 2013-Spring 2016, was located at the NYU Shanghai campus where she served as the Founding Director of the Interactive Media Arts (IMA) Program at NYU Shanghai. Marianne is a recipient of the 2016 NYU Distinguished Teaching Award. 

 

As an artist and curator, Marianne was the co-founder/director of Greylock Arts. Located in the Northern Berkshires and with an emphasis on underrepresented forms of interactive and new media arts, Greylock Arts presented exhibitions and talks, developed educational programs, and fostered community involvement to facilitate a deeper public appreciation for emerging arts practice from 2007-2013. Her artwork has appeared internationally in festivals and exhibitions, has been featured in publications such Hyperallergic, Make, Wired, and broadcast on IFC and PBS. Her movable books can be found in numerous collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the British Library, the Boston Library, as well as numerous University and private collections. 

 

Courses Taught:

 

Methods of Motion 
Developing Assistive Technology 
Comm Lab: Animation
Comm Lab: Video & Sound 
Making Pop-Up Books
Assistive Technology Workshop
Collective Storytelling
Hospitable Room (w/ Dan O'Sullivan)