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Dickie Cox, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor

M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University

Bachelor of General Studies (focus on Anthropology, Religious Studies, and Filmmaking), Virginia Commonwealth University

Office: Plangere, Room 210

Phone: 732-571-4429


CV URL: Dickie  Cox CV

Web site: Dickie  Cox

Regularly Taught Courses:

CO-145: Introduction to TV Production

CO-221: Introduction to Digital Media

CO-346: Documentary Film & Video

CO-404: Responsive Media

CO-561: Message Construction


Dickie Cox is an intermedia artist, designer, and creative technologist. In his practice, he unites facets of design, interactivity, play, fabrication, creative coding, and animation. His installations incorporate human interactions, electronics, abstraction, and whimsical elements to evoke mischievous imagined worlds that invite audiences to play with one another. He seeks to augment the world by drawing out the sense of magic and wonder that hides within objects and people.

Cox holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Design with a focus in filmmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has presented his work at the New Media Caucus, Southeastern College Art Conference, The College of New Jersey, Johnson State College, Grounds for Sculpture, the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Anderson Gallery, the New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase, Sprockets Music Video Festival, and the AUX Experimental Arts Festival. Currently, Cox serves as an Assistant Professor of Digital Media in the Department of Communication at Monmouth University.

Research Interests:

Areas of interest include: Film Production, Digital & New Media, 2D Animation, Web Design and Development, Creative Coding, Design Thinking, Electronic-mediated media installations, Physical Computing, Digital Fabrication, Emergent Media & Creative Technology, Sensors and Gestural Computing, Tabletop Game Design, and Augmented and Virtual Reality.


Popular Press:

Hunter Mallette, “JSC Fellow Blends Art and Technology,” Basement Medicine, Johnson, VT, April 14, 2016.

Kimberly Ilkowski, “Faculty Exhibition Highlights Evolving Forms of Artwork,” The Signal, Ewing, NJ, September 9, 2015.

Gilbert Cruz, “New Media Center Aims to Unite Departments,” Tuscaloosa News, Tuscaloosa, AL, March 8, 2004. A-10.


Dickie Cox, Cells, Layers, and Constellations, 2016. Mixed media installation with interactive animation using cardboard, Processing, Syphon, electronics, and human touch and proximity. 144 x 120 x 3” (projection surface), 144 x 72 x 48” (sensor array).
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Dickie Cox, Light Paper Matrix 3, 2016. Mixed media installation with interactive animation using cold press paper, Processing, Syphon, electronics, and human proximity. 96 x 72 x 12” (projection surface), 60 x 48 x 6” (sensor array).
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Dickie Cox, Contact, 2015. Mixed media installation with interactive animation using Processing, Syphon, electronics, and human touch. 72 x 48 x 12” (projection surface), 96 x 38 x 12” (sensor array).
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Presentations/Invited Talks:

2016 Southeastern College Art Conference. Roanoke, VA. Peer-reviewed Panel: “Object Lessons: The role of the Object in Socially Engaged Art.” (Chairs: Sheryl Oring and Dr. Edward Sterrett). Paper titled: Play Interventions: Engaging the Social to Encourage Criticality.

2014 Novem Mason Symposium on Community-Engaged Design. Greensboro, NC. Invited Presentation: Collaboration & Fabrication

2012 Southeastern College Art Conference. Durham, NC. Panel Co-Chair: In Memory Of…: Death and Technological Afterlife


July 2017, Go Play: Mixed Reality, Abstraction, and the Interpersonal exhibition at SPECTRE Arts in Durham, NC

2017 Southeastern College Art Conference. Columbus, OH. Peer-reviewed Panel: “User-Center Design” (Chair: MiHyun Kim). Paper titled: Ambiguity, Uncertainty, and Fearlessness: Pedagogical Approaches to Design Thinking for Non-Designers

Professional Associations:

New Media Caucus

Southeastern College Art Conference

Broadcast Education Association


Inaugural Fellow, Barbara E. Murphy Fellowship 2016 at Johnson State College engaging with students on a public art installation and large-scale digital fabrication project.

Best in Show Purchase Award, Double Exposure Photography Show 2006 – Juror: Birney Imes

Honorable Mention Award, 14th Annual Southeast Regional Fine Arts Exhibition 2006 – Juror: Cynthia Hollis