Robin Perlah
Affiliated with Division of Communication and Creative Media, Graphic Design & Digital Media, Master of Fine Arts in Emergent Media, Masters in Emergent Media
Bio

Robin is the Program Director for the master's programs in Emergent Media and Assistant Professor in the Division of Communications & Creative Media at Champlain College. She teaches courses in emergent media theory and practice, as well as in photography, image-making and graphic design.

She is a commercial and exhibiting artist; her digital and photographic work has been shown regionally in public exhibitions. Her other research and scholarship includes presentations on memory and digital interaction, interactive digital systems for museums and education, and a variety of topics around the intersection of technology and educational pedagogy. Prior to Champlain, Robin was the co-chair of the Design & Creative Media program at the Center for Technology, Essex. She also ran community art programs to support young people through art-mentoring relationships and other activities. Additionally, she has a long career as a professional photographer and photo editor, specializing in commercial, portrait and event photography, and fine-art printing.

Perlah's current art practice is based in a persistent interest in video and photography as media transformed by digitality. Her work deals with the ambiguity of memory, the intersection between image capture and the methods of processing and presenting images, and how generative art and mutations of data can reveal layers of complexity. Robin serves as the vice-chair of the board of trustees for the Vermont Arts Council, and is the co-director for the Information Technology & Digital Media Institute at Governor's Institutes of Vermont. Robin studied at New England School of Photography, received her BS in Art Education from University of Vermont, and her MFA in Emergent Media from Champlain College.