Bruce E. Merritt, Editor
An award winning journalist, with years of major market broadcast television experience, is serving as the Editor of NEWMEDIA.international.
George Fifield, Contributor, is the director of Boston Cyberarts Inc., a nonprofit arts organization, which runs the Boston Cyberarts Gallery and two public digital art projects, Art on the Marquee, on the 80 foot video marquee in front of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and the Harbor Island Welcome Center screens in the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, both in downtown Boston. As a curator of New Media, recent exhibitions include Drawing with Code at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in January 2011 and Act React: Interactive Installation Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum in October 2008. He wrote and co-produced The Electronic Canvas, a documentary on media arts on PBS in 2000. Fifield writes on a variety of media, technology and art topics for numerous publications, including a column on Art and Technology for Art New England, 1995 to 2007; The Independent Film and Video Monthly; Artbyte; Communications Arts; Bomb Magazine and Sculpture Magazine. For 13 years until 2006, he was Curator of New Media at the deCordova. In 2006, Fifield was awarded the 1st Annual Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Boston Arts Community by AICA’s Boston Chapter. In 2007, Boston Cyberarts was honored with the Commonwealth Award by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Fifield is a member of the Boston Arts Commission. He is adjunct faculty at RISD’s Digital + Media graduate program. www.bostoncyberarts.org
Wayne Strattman, Contributor, President of Strattman Design, received a PhD by published papers from the University of Sunderland in the UK in 2008 for his many years of work researching, writing, advocating for, and making sculpture with neon and other advanced forms of lighted glass sculpture. His background degree in engineering coupled with his work as a researcher, teacher, and artist combined over a career to produce over 100 articles, the industry standard textbook “Neon Techniques”, and a large number of innovative lighting patents and products that featured techniques beyond conventional neon to make lighted sculpture as well as commercial products that have been sold internationally. His Boston based company; Strattman Design has also been a leader for decades in making custom sculpture, architectural installations and lighting. Strattman Design has also been a leading firm in technical development of gas discharge automotive and commercial forms of lighting for Corning’s Advanced Lighting Products Division. www.strattmandesign.com
Mark Favermann, Contributor, is an urban designer who has been deeply involved in branding, enhancing, and making more accessible parts of cities, sports venues, and key institutions. Also an award-winning public artist, he creates functional public art as civic design. Mark's firm created the Looks of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, the 1999 Ryder Cup Matches in Brookline, MA, the 2000 NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis and several bowl games. He has been a design consultant to the Red Sox since 2002. A former Fellow at the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at MIT, he received his masters from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. Mark writes for several arts websites on architecture, design and public art, including Arts Fuse, ARTES Magazine and Berkshirefinearts.com. www.favermanndesign.com
Dorothy Amore Pilla, Contributor, is a native of New England and has chosen to always live near the coast. Dorothy earned a Four-year Diploma and a Fifth-year Graduate Certificate from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and a Bachelor of Science in Art Education, a Master of Arts, and a Museum Education Certificate from Tufts University in Medford. It was during her graduate study that Dorothy became fascinated with digital image making, a medium that allows for the plasticity of the imagery central to her work. Dorothy's work is in many private as well as corporate collections. Following a full career in higher art education at Tufts University, Dorothy Amore Pilla now resides with her husband in the coastal town of Duxbury, MA where they own and operate Night and Day Studio. dorothyamorepilla.com