| Leonardo/ISASTwith Arizona State University

Dawn Faelnar

Transmedia Designer / Creative Directorat UCLA and Kunstuniversität Linz
Los Angeles,
United States
Focus area: Analog, Art History, Art Theory, Critical Theory, Astronomy, Space, Augmented Reality, Computer Graphics, Digital Imaging, Animation, Cultural Practices, Social Practice, Design, Digital Art, New Media, Fabrication, Maker Art, Fashion, Fine Arts 2D, Illustration, Painting, 2D Forms, Materials, Textiles Engineering, STEAM, Pedagogy, Education, Video, Film, Visual Culture, Visual Studies, Wearables,Connected self, Writing, Literature, Poetry

Dawn Faelnar is a transmedia designer, artscientist, creative director, and advocate of multi/cross/inter/transdisciplinary collaborations. Through diverse mixed-media work, Dawn explores the relationship between the physical and social sciences, and how they can be interpreted and made more accessible through art and design. Her penchant for combining digital with analog, and aesthetic eclecticism with serious socio-environmental undertones, stems from the ultimate goal to better our universe.
Originally from Los Angeles (US) and Cebu (PH), Dawn has been extensively involved in multidisciplinary projects throughout the globe. Currently, her research and practice investigate transdisciplinary spaces and encounters for the future. 



EPISODE NOTES (click through for transcript and more)

We talk Ars Electronica, an annual festival for art, technology and society in Linz, Austria. In a collaboration with Ars Leonardocast, Kenneth Azurin and Dawn Faelnar interview Dutch fashion and textile designer Hellen van Rees about her projects at Ars 2018. Leonardo’s Vanessa Chang introduces [Anti]disciplinary Topographies for Ars 2021. The first winner of the Prix Ars Electronica, Brian Reffin Smith, reviews Lead in Modern and Contemporary Art edited by Sharon Hecker and Silvia Bottinelli.