Stacey Fox

Stacey Fox

Wizard in Residence

Department
  • Journalism
sfox@msu.edu

Bio

Stacey Fox is Wizard-in-Residence in the School of Journalism in visual communication where she directs the Animation & Comics Storytelling in Media Minor, Motion Capture Research and Immersive Journalism Initiative and is affiliated with the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism. She is also Senior Educational Design Technology Adviser and Lead Artist for the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum transmedia project as well as traveling as an artist ambassador representing the United States at the invitation of the U.S. Department of State through their Performing Arts initiative. Fox is also a member of ASIFA-Hollywood.

Her creative and educational projects have been funded by American Composers Forum, Arts International, Doris Duke Charitable Trust, Fulbright-Hays, Gates Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Kauffman Foundation, The Walt Disney Company, Knight Foundation, NYFA, NYSCA, National Endowment for the Arts-Challenge America, Kennedy Centers Partners in Education, Institution Museum Library Sciences (IMLS), Rockefeller Foundation, Target Foundation, Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Department of State.

Her works have been created for and experienced in numerous venues including Belarus Philharmonic, National Museum of the American Indian, Omaha Nation Pow wow Celebration, Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, Second Life, Open Sim, St. Marks Church-NYC, Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum, American Dance Festival, Gifu Performing Arts Center-Japan, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Southwest Dance Festival, National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of Dance, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Tang Museum, Skopje Summer Festival – Macedonia, Olympolis Arts Festival Greece.

Her research focuses on representing cultures and the environment in new media, 3D interactive immersive simulations for tangential educational use on cultural and environmental (Earth and beyond) issues as well as for public awareness campaigns, journalistic storytelling through 2D and 3D animation, motion capture, mixed realities and the transmedia approach to combining all of these for global dissemination and consumption across multiple platforms. As a classically trained musician she also researches the impact indigenous rhythmic and vocal patterns/frequencies have on the creative and healing processes, sound and its impact on the environment of Earth and outer space as well as the impact of Qigong and Wudan Sword practices for energy distribution during live performances.

Roles

Animation & Comics Storytelling In Media Minor

Immersive Journalism Initiative

Motion Capture in Storytelling

Strategic Partnerships for Immersive Journalism

Immersive Storytelling Cores

 

Research and Teaching

Animation, Mixed Realities, Motion Capture, Environmental Issues, Astrophotography, Sound, Documentary Film, Entrepreneurship, Immersive Storytelling