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John Reed
Professor
Program Coordinator

John Reed

MFA, University of California, San Diego
BFA, Tyler School of Art, Temple University


John Reed works at the intersection of the Arts, Education, Technology, and Science, with a focus on environmentalism. With the understanding that any action that transcends “self-interest” is inherently community oriented, he has created classes and programs that explore creativity as a catalyst for positive social change within the community, often working with community organizations. As part of a Fulbright Research Fellowship in 2011–12, he began developing international programs in sustainability that integrate the Arts, Humanities, and Technology.

His artistic output is diverse, ranging from large-sculptures and public works to experimental music and musical instruments. Utilizing the tools and language of one discipline to problem-solve in another, his work creates a “logical parallax” that helps reveals the structure of the dominant discourse. Current projects include an herbivorous intifada, explorations into “musical construction tools,” and a device for substituting metaphors for physics.