Public Engagement


Praxis: Recent Work by Studio Art Faculty at UVM, Fleming Museum of Art, Burlington, VT, September 12 – December 8.

Center for Machine Arts, Peekskill, NY. June 17, July 22-23.

Co-Created: The Artist in the Age of Intelligent Machines, Burlington City Arts Gallery, Burlington, VT, February, 10 – May 6.

One Week, One Night; Colburn Gallery; Williams Hall, University of Vermont; January 30 – February 3.


Liquid Architectures and Leaky Territories, Francis Colburn Gallery, Williams Hall, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont. March 15 – 25. 

Aquela Que Eu Queria Ser (The One I Wanted to Be)film, selected for nukhufest (2022).


Aquela Que Eu Queria Ser (The One I Wanted to Be)film, selected for Los Angeles International Film Festival Indie Short Fest (2001), ARFF Berlin (2001, Festival Genders and Performances (2001), Diorama International Film Festival. The film, co-produced by Paula Higa and Jenn Karson won outstanding Achievement Award for a Screendance Short from the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival and the Bronze Award for Best Screendance Short from the Independent Shorts Awards.

Exhibition of monoprints from the UVM Art + AI Research Group, Office for Sponsored Project Administration, Waterman Building, University of Vermont. October 2021 – present.


Alife 2020. New Frontiers in AI: What Alife can offer AIMontréal, Canada/virtual

Small File Media Festival. School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada/virtual.


Co-Organizer, Vermont Creative AI Symposium, Burlington City Arts, Hula Lakeside, Burlington, VT, April 15. 

Curator, Situated Language: Local Constructions of Time, Space, and Action, Colburn Gallery, March 31 – April 6.


Sponsor, Leaf Peepers: What do you see? A series of short video skits with UVM students Dan Again, Angelika Hillios and Izzy Pipa. Published on Instagram and YouTube.

Producer and Director, The Art in Artificial; six video interviews with international artificial life artists. Broadcast on Proteus TV.


How AI Cured my Plant Blindness, Vermont Creative AI Symposium, Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT, April 15. 

Why are Culture and Creativity Powerful Assets for a Vibrant Economy? Research, Innovation, and Sustainability Summit and Entrepreneurship(RISE) Summit, UVM, Burlington, VT, June 21.

Situated Language: Local Constructions of Time, Space, and Action, Ars Poetica: Art/Text/Context, Colburn Gallery, UVM, Burlington, March 31.


Own Your Dataset, Computer Science 352 Evolutionary Computation with Professor Nick Cheney, UVM, Burlington, VT, October 18.

Own Your Dataset, Computer Science 359 Applied Artificial Neural Networks with Professor Donna Rizzo, UVM, Burlington, VT, October 27.

Own Your Dataset, Panel: Embodiment and Datafication, Future Bodies Symposium, New Media Caucus of the College Arts Association, Blacksburg, VA, September 30.

Haystack Labs Residency, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME. May 26.

Managing the Complexity of a Collaborative Generative Art Practice, Panel: Appraising Your Research As Data: Managing, Visualizing, and Preserving Your Scholarship, sponsored by Art Libraries Society of North America, The 110th  College Arts Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL/virtual, February 16–19.


Repatriation/Restitution/Reparation: African Art at the Fleming MuseumUsing Artificial Intelligence to Imagine Alternate Pasts, Presents & Futures, Workshop with Minne Atairu, Fleming Museum of Art, UVM FabLab, Burlington, VT, November 5.

Northeast and CAREERS Cyberteams: Supporting Research at Small and Mid-Sized Institutions with Student Research Computing Facilitators, SuperComputing21/virtual, November 18.  


Artist Talk, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT/virtual. December 17.

Small File Media Festival, School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada/virtual. August 17.


Upward Bound Summer Program, UVM, Burlington, VT, July 25 + 27.

4H Science Exploration Camp, UVM, Burlington, VT. July 26.

Burlington City Arts Family Day on Earth Day, Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT. April 22.

Art and AI Symposium Youth Workshop, Vermont Creative AI Symposium, Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT, April 15. 

Aiken Engineering Day, UVM, Burlington, VT. February 18.


Baily, Lisa, Shining a Spotlight on UVM Studio Art Faculty at the Fleming, College of Arts and Sciences, UVM, Burlington, VT. September 29.

Ullman, Laura, Vermont Artist Uses AI to Examine Damaged Leaves, WCAX, Burlington, VT. September 24.

Center for Machine Arts Zine, Center for Machine Arts, Peekskill, NY. June 18.

Center for Machine Arts Zine, Center for Machine Arts, Peekskill, NY. July 22.

Karson, Jennifer, Five Guide Rails [White Paper],, July 22.                 

Karson, Jennifer, Where Art and Science Meet, University Communications, College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, UVM, Burlington, VT. April 13.

Edgar, Chelsea, A New Exhibit at the BCA Center Presents the Possibilities — and Pitfalls — of AI-Generated Art, Seven Days Newspaper, Burlington, VT. March 8.


Novak, Alison, An Artist Finds Inspiration in Leaves Chomped by Spongy Moth Caterpillars, Seven Days Newspaper, Burlington, VT. June 15. 

Defibaugh, Joshua, UVM Artist Uses Research and Artificial Intelligence for New Human-Machine Collaborations, University Communications, Burlington, VT. March 31.


Hill, Helen, Art + AI Outbreaks from the Grid, Massachusetts Green High-Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC), Amherst, VA. November 5.