Nicholas O'Brien

Assistant Professor of Visual Arts and Technology

School: College of Arts and Letters

Building: Peirce

Room: 217

Phone: (201) 216-3734

Fax: (201) 216-8245

Email: nobrien@stevens.edu

Research

Contemporary Art
3D Animation and Modeling
Video Game Development, Production, and Analysis
Net Art
Curatorial Practices

Institutional Service
  • College of Arts and Letters Curriculum Committee Member
  • Junior Faculty Board of Representatives Member
  • College of Arts and Letters Master Plan Member
  • College of Art and Letters Student Awards Committee Chair
  • College of Arts and Letters Curriculum Committee Member
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee Member
Professional Service
  • Movement and Computing Community Reviewer
  • Living Room Light Exchange NY Co-Host
  • IEEE — Games, Entertainment, Media Conference Co-Chair
  • Games For Change Nominating Juror
Professional Societies
  • CAA – College Art Association Member
Selected Publications
Conference Proceeding
    Exhibition Introduction
      Journal Article
      1. O'Brien, N. (2021). Beyond Calculable Actions. IMMERSE (1 ed., vol. Playing with Reality). Cambridge, MA: MIT Open Documentary Lab.
        https://immerse.news/beyond-calculable-actions-65f130cb073b.
      Magazine/Trade Publication
      1. O'Brien, N. (2021). When choice becomes a metric, narrative design suffers. Game Developer (formerly Gamasutra). Austin, TX: Game Developer.
        https://www.gamedeveloper.com/design/opinion-when-choice-becomes-a-metric-narrative-design-suffers.
      2. O'Brien, N. (2020). A Dance of Death in the Realm of Land Art. Art in America. New York, NY: ArtNEWS.
        https://www.artnews.com/art-in-america/aia-reviews/theo-triantafyllidis-ritual-rethinks-land-art-1202695661/.
      3. O'Brien, N. (2020). Media Artists Confront an Old Problem: Museums Lacking Technical Savvy. Art in America. New York, NY: ArtNEWS.
        https://www.artnews.com/art-in-america/features/problems-displaying-media-art-1202690424/.
      4. O'Brien, N. (2020). HANDMADE VISUALS IN VIDEO GAMES CAN SIGNAL A DIFFERENT KIND OF PLAY. Art in America. New York, NY: ArtNEWS.
        https://www.artnews.com/art-in-america/features/handmade-video-game-visuals-gameplay-1202676521/.