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Kristin Grace Erickson

Technical Coordinator for Digital Arts and New Media

RUN MAN RUN sung by Kevin Blechdom

Professional Interests: 

Synthesizing Performance

Computer Programming

Control Systems / Show Networks

Systems Integration 

Video Game Performance Environments

Green Screen Tricks

Troubleshooting / Debugging / Hacking


I provide technical support for the students and faculty in the Digital Arts and New Media MFA program. This includes overseeing our rapid prototyping labs and producing events in our performance venues and exhibition spaces. I maintain our technical equipment inventory and the equipment checkout system. Every fall, I run a two-week technical orientation for our incoming students. Technical training continues throughout the year with individual lessons as needed. I also act as the facilities manager and safety coordinator for the Digital Arts Research Center.

Honors and Awards: 

Second Place prize for Digital Music at Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, as one-half of the band Blectum from Blechdom, for the full-length CD, The Messy Jesse Fiesta, Linz, Austria, 2001

Selected Publications: 

Doingy Doingy (requires Unity plugin)


"Synthesizing Performance" Leonardo Music Journal (Volume 24, December 2014)

Education and Training: 
DMA, Performer-Composer, CalArts, 2013
MFA, Electronic Music and Composition, Mills College, 2008
BA, Computer Music, Mills College, 2000
203A Digital Arts Research Center