Jane Prophet, PhD

Professor of Art and Design, Creative Work, Penny W Stamps School of Art and Design

Research Professor, Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention

School of Art and Design Faculty Profile

Community Violence

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Dr. Prophet is Professor of Art and Design at the U-M Stamps School of Art & Design. Her practice-based research and writing emerges through collaborations with life scientists such as neuroscientists, stem cell researchers, mathematicians and heart surgeons. She works across media and disciplines to produce objects and installations, frequently combining traditional and computational media to produce apps, objects and installations. Her research foci include the apparatus of contemporary neuroscience experiments, and blended online/offline identities via augmented reality and ubiquitous computing. She has contributed widely to debates about art and computation, in particular interdisciplinary collaboration. She is involved in international discussion about the role of art in higher education, in particular interdisciplinary and practice-based PhDs and the role of the academic artist-researcher. Dr. Prophet’s brings her expe­ri­ence with inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research across art and sci­ence to firearm injury prevention so that teams can think about the chal­lenge in new ways, such as collaborating with communities to redesign safer neighborhoods, using creative projects to raise awareness and creating events and artworks through which people impacted by gun violence can heal.