Stacey Fox

Stacey Fox

Wizard in Residence

Department
  • Journalism
sfox@msu.edu

Bio

Stacey Fox is an award-winning global master percussionist, composer, animator, filmmaker, astrophotographer and arts educator. She has collaborated as Senior Educational Design Technology Adviser and Lead Artist on projects for the Smithsonian Institution, 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 voting member of ASIFA-Hollywood.

She is currently Wizard-in-Residence and Wizard of Digital Programs for the School of Journalism at Michigan State University where she directs the Animation & Comics Storytelling in Media Minor, Motion Capture Research and Immersive Journalism Initiative and is affiliated faculty with the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism.

Her creative and educational projects have been funded by American Composers Forum, Arts International, Doris Duke Charitable Trust, Fulbright-Hays (3), 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 Science (2), 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, Cincinnati Symphony & Pops Orchestras, Omaha Nation Pow Wow Celebration, Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, Sundance Channel, 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.

As a classically trained musician and long time practitioner of Qigong and Wudan Sword form, her live performances around the globe have been noted for being "fierce, intense, spiritual and powerful."  She also researches the impact indigenous rhythmic and vocal patterns/frequencies have on the creative and healing processes, as well as sound and its impact on the environment of Earth and outer space. 

 

Roles

Animation & Comics Storytelling In Media Minor

Immersive Journalism Initiative

Motion Capture in Storytelling

Strategic Partnerships for Immersive Journalism

Research and Teaching

Animation, Extended Realities, Motion Capture, Environmental Issues, Astrophotography, Sound Composition/Recording, World Music and Dance, Documentary Film, Entrepreneurship, Immersive Storytelling