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Lesley Duffield

Collegiate Assistant Professor
  • Chair, Creative Technologies BFA program
  • he/him

As an interdisciplinary artist and theorist. Lesley Duffield practices and teaches across the areas of documentary, installation, experimental video, animation, 3D computer graphics, and critical theory. 

Centering around themes of play, his projects and scholarship have investigate the ludic as a means of mediating the complex intersections of power, privilege, and representation; the role of play in generative systems; serious play in collaboration; embodied play as a means of recreating personal narrative and memory; the family; novelty, ecology and memory.

Critique, Play, Materiality/Ephemerality, Public Speaking, Experimental Media.

ART 1604: Principles of 4D
ART 2604 Intro to Creative Technologies
ART 2704 3D Computer Animation
ART 3XXX Special Topics in New Media
Study Abroad- Iceland.

Paper Presentations/ Conferences:

"Ephemeral Media(s), Mutable Narratives: Creative Digital Praxis within the Archive" (IN)TANGIBLE HERITAGE(S): A conference on design, culture, and technology – past, present, and future, Canterbury Kent, UK, June 2022

"Critical Indigenous Media Art Collaborations" Heritage Dot Conference, Lincoln, UK, 2018

Past Residencies:

Taft Nicholson Center for Environmental Humanities, Centennial Montana.

Icelandic Textiles Center, Blondous, Iceland.

Santa Fe Art Institute- Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The greatest achievements for me are when I get to work in the field alongside communities at the margins.


B.A., Communication Studies, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

M.F.A., Digital Art, Indiana University, Bloomington