Andrew Ames, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor of Media Arts & Gallery Coordinator
Office: WHE 231
or by appointment
Andrew Y. Ames is a new media artist/designer that explores and manipulates the interactivity of games. His works bend the rules and reinvent board, video, and card games in unexpected ways that invite critical reflection on politics, technology, and media. Recent collaborative works will be featured in the Boston Cyberarts Festival and Festival International Montréal en Arts. Ames holds an MFA in Digital Media from Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in Electronic Media Arts & Design from the University of Denver. He has taught interactive and web design at Chester College and New England Institute of Art as well as game design and electronics hacking at the Urbano Project in Boston, MA.
Ames joined RMU fall of 2010 and currently teaches Intro to Web Design, Designing for New Media, HTML Toolbox, Interaction Design, and Interactive Web Animation. Informed by his practice as an interactive designer he seeks to inspire students to play between the worlds of programmer and visual artist to create truly unique online experiences. It is his ambition that students to push the boundaries of design to shape the future of both the function and aesthetic of the web and interactive devices.
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