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Amanda M. Stojanov, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor, Digital Media

Co-Principal Investigator, IDM Research Lab

Plangere Center 210
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Amanda M. Stojanov, M.F.A.


M.F.A. in Design Media Arts, University of California, Los Angeles

B.F.A. in Graphic Design, Monmouth University

Research Interests

Through installations and the use of world-building techniques, Amanda investigates how innovations in communication technologies affect perceptions of identity, agency, and visibility, with an emphasis on concepts of embodiment and the “historically constituted body” within a networked-society. Areas of expertise are new media, multi-media installations, design, interactivity, creative coding, and networked media. Research interests are physical computing, game-theory, mixed reality, and computer graphics within the context of new media art, critical theory, and society.



2019, SLSA Conference. Peer-reviewed contributor. Workshop on Drawing with objects, words, & code. UC Irvine

2019, “Your Choice”, Screening, Fubar Glitch Art Festival, Zagreb, Croatia

2019, Hurricane and Climate Shelter, Just Beachy/After Sandy Exhibition, DiMattio Gallery, Monmouth University.

2019, “Steel Scene” Presented at FEMMEBIT Festival 2019, HumanResources, Los Angeles

2019, “Steel Scene” Presented at The Other Art Fair Los Angeles,          Curated by FEMMEBIT 

2018, “It’s not broken: Invaginate Series, Sculpture 2” Madein LA: Vibrant Matters at the Beacon Arts Center: Nook Gallery

2018, “Live VR Corridor-Mixed Reality after Bruce Nauman”, New          Media Film Festival

2017, “The View From Nowhere”, The Right to Re Exhibition

2017, “Your Choice”,  Ars Electronica, Exhibited with FEMINIST         CLIMATE CHANGE

Popular Press Articles

Salatino, Briana. “FEMMEBIT’s Multimedia Virtual Reality”. Canvas A Blog Saatchi Art, Los Angeles, April 08, 2019. Accessed April 09, 19.

HOLA: Heart of Los Angeles, Mentor for St. Anne’s Girls School global competition for JPL NASA

Offerman, Madeline. “Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon: Deconstructing Gender Bias”. FEM Magazine, March 13, 2017. Accessed April 09, 19.

LT. “INTERVIEW WITH AMANDA STOJANOV”. UCLA Game Lab, July 17, 2017. Accessed April 09, 19.

“Safe Streets Long Beach Action Plan”., Long Beach. Accessed August 17, 19.

External Affiliations/Public Engagement

Co-founder of voidLab and co-founder of DECENTRALIZING THE WEB by voidLab.

Society for Literature Science & the Arts (SLSA)

College Art Association of America (CAA), New Media Caucus

HOLA, Heart of Los Angeles, volunteer teacher of creative coding and visual arts. Participated in the partnership with New Village Girls Academy and the annual JPL Invention Challenge 2018.

ShoreHouse, a non-profit for “adults living with a mental illness”, Long Branch, NJ.

Professional Activities

Former and current clients include:
• HereLA, an urban planning studio that services the LA Metro and other local city governments design needs 
• Hydro Studios, client list: Desert AIDS Project, Stonyfield, AltaMed, Heal documentary, Arm Dynamics
• UCLA Art Department
• UC Berkely, DILD lab


2017 Decentralizing The Web by voidLab, UCLA Grant from the office of Equity Diversity and Inclusion (Recipient, Grant Author and Grant Manager)

2017 Design Media Arts, UCLA, Thesis Scholarship

2016 Thinking Gender Conference, UCLA Inaugural Digital Media participatory award

2016 DMA Fellowship

2015 Department of Design Media Arts, UCLA

2015 University Fellowship, UCLA

2015 Tuition Grant, UCLA

2014 Outstanding BFA Student Award, Department of Art and Design, Monmouth University

2013 American Graphic Design & Advertising Award, NJ Board

Additional Information

Listen to Professor Stojanov’s episode of the Department of Communication’s Professor Profiles Podcast: