Department of Transmedia
Associate Professor, Computer Art and Animation
Heath Hanlin is a wholesome boy from the Midwest who likes to make really weird animations and music. He has been working as a media artist and musician since 1989, when he found a Boss dual-delay pedal, a microphone, and a dying cassette recorder in the basement of an abandoned house in Iowa City, Iowa.
His animations, virtual realities, interactive media, music, deadly noise, and installations have been shown and performed in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Prague, Tokyo, Kobe, and many, many other places that don't sound as cool, like Lexington, Kentucky, and Denver. He teaches computer animation and audio production courses.
The Department of Drama closed the 2014-15 season with Avenue Q, winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book.