Will Luers, a digital media artist and writer, has been a visiting professor in the Creative Media & Digital Culture program since the fall of 2010. In 2008, he was invited to Washington State University, Vancouver as an artist-in-residence to work with students on location-based media projects. At the CMDC, he currently teaches "Multimedia Authoring", "Advanced Multimedia Authoring", "Video for News and Documentary", "Remix Culture" and "Language, Texts and Technology."
Will's current research and artistic interest is in designing and publishing multimedia books as mobile apps. In general, his interests are in the proliferating forms and expressive possibilities of web-based and digital cinema, including database documentaries, multimedia hypertext, networked video and locative storytelling.
In 2010, he was awarded the The Vectors-NEH Summer Fellowship to work on his database documentary, The Father Divine Project. His video art has been selected for the Media Arts Show at the 2010 and 2008 ELO Conferences. In 2005, he won Nantucket Film Festival and Tony Cox Award for Best Screenplay. Will has over twenty years experience making and teaching about digital media and the moving image.
- Mobile Design and Development
- Digital Publishing
- Database Narrative