Dana Potter

she, her, hers

Assistant Professor, Interactive Digital Studies

Dana Potter
Location: 

355 Lang Hall
 

Phone: 
(319) 273-6898

Dana Potter

she, her, hers

Assistant Professor, Interactive Digital Studies

  Dana Potter Art

Dana’s research forms between art and technology. She uses biometric and sensory technologies to create visual data for creative projects. Her work has explored eye-tracking, Geo-location mapping, computer-mouse movement recordings, and facial recognition. These technologies translate the physiological and behavioral characteristics of an individual into abstract data which she uses for artistic visualizations. Her written research in support of these artistic projects explores the real-world applications of these technologies and tackles themes in digital culture, including surveillance capitalism, the internet of things, and the attention economy.

She organized the first laser-cutter and printmaking specific portfolio, “The Laser-Printmaker” for the Southern Graphics Council International Conference, Dallas, TX. She has been an artist in residence at The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland, and Arts Quarter Budapest in Hungary. Her work has been in both national and international exhibitions “9th International Printmaking Bienal Douro,” Douro, Portugal 2018; “2017 Beyond Printmaking 5,” Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas; and “Stand Out Prints 2016,” Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN. Recent solo shows include “Coherent Shadows”, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN, 2019; and “Public Information Only” Ewing Gallery of Art, Knoxville, TN.

Education: 

M.F.A. University of Tennessee Knoxville

Teaching Interests: 

Dana teaches classes in interactive digital visualization, data visualization, and the IDS Practicum

Research Interests: 

Biometric technologies, data visualization, art and performance, website design.