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10-04-2010

Pedersen Appointed Assistant Professor of Communication and Media at Clarkson University

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Steven M. Pedersen has been appointed assistant professor of communication and media at Clarkson University.

Pedersen received his bachelor of arts degree with honors in fine art and contemporary critical theory from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and his master of fine arts in electronic integrated arts from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. He was also a guest student at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.spedersen

Before coming to Clarkson, Pedersen was a professor of art at Ball State University and an instructor and research associate at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

Pedersen’s research and art production explores the philosophical and psychological significance of contemporary visual culture and digital technology on the arts and society. His primary interests include digital imaging; Web media and interface design; video and audio production and postproduction; physical computing and interactive systems; and two-dimensional design and composition.

He has exhibited his artworks nationally and internationally, including venues in London, New York City, Chicago, Berlin, Beijing and Kuala Lumpur.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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