Terrence Masson

Chair, MFA Computer Art
To make an appointment with Terrence, please call his assistant Angelica at 212-592-2517.

Terrence Masson is an educator and animation/visual effects artist and producer with 25 years of production and educational administrative experience. As Head of Animation and Founding Director of the Creative Industries program at Northeastern University, he lead the creation of the undergraduate Game Design and Interactive Media curricula in the College of Arts, Media and Design. His book CG101: A Computer Graphics Industry Reference is a standard text worldwide for both industry professionals and students. He has worked with Industrial Light and Magic, DreamWorks, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Digital Domain, Warner Brothers Imaging Technology, Kleiser Walczak Construction Company and others. His work includes feature and short animated films, broadcast, video games and interactive media. His latest startup, Building Conversation, provides augmented reality visualization services for the architecture and real estate industries. Terrence came up through the ranks on more than 20 feature films including Hook, True Lies, Interview with the Vampire and three Star Wars movies; along with supervising numerous interactive projects such as SimCity4, Bruce Lee, Batman Dark Tomorrow and Alter Echo. He developed the original CG pipeline for SouthPark in 1996 and his short film Bunkie & Booboo won first place in the World Animation Celebration in 1998. An active volunteer with SIGGRAPH since 1988, Terrence served as the 2006 Computer Animation Festival Chair, SIGGRAPH 2010 Conference Chair and is currently the ACM SIGGRAPH Outstanding Service Awards Chair. Terrence is a member of the
Producers Guild of America, the Visual Effects Society and an ACM Distinguished Lecturer. He has been involved with the FMX conference since 1999 and has spoken and presented his work at ISEA, the View Conference, DigiFest International Digital Media Festival, Mundos Digitales, New York University, MIT and many other conferences and educational institutions. He received a MFA from William Patterson University and a BFA from the University of Massachusetts.

Bruce Wands

Chair Emeritus, MFA Computer Art
Founding Chair, BFA Computer Art
Director of Computer Education

Bruce Wands was Chair of the MFA Computer Art Department from 1998-2017. As Chair Emeritus, he will be focusing on his creative work, writing and research, and continue presenting public lectures/panels at conferences, exhibitions and digital art events. Bruce has been involved with digital media and music for more than forty years as an artist, musician, writer, curator and educator. He has lectured, performed, and exhibited his creative work in the United States and abroad, including Europe, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Xian and Beijing, China. Recent activities include the Lumen Prize jury, ISEA International Program Committee, Chair of the SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award Committee, Decoding the Digital Conference, Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Digital Memories, Oxford University, UK; FMX Conference, Stuttgart, Germany. Current creative projects include CNC folk art wood chip carving, abstract digital images based on Buddhist geometry and electroacoustic multi-channel music installations. His books are Art of the Digital Age, published by Thames & Hudson in 2006, and Digital Creativity, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 2002. The National Endowment for the Arts, Rockefeller Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA UK) have awarded him grants. As an educational and corporate consultant, his clients have included the New York State Department of Education, Hong Kong Arts Centre, College for Creative Studies, University of the Arts, Long Island University and Nanyang Technological University. He was the Curator of the New York Digital Salon from 1993-1995 and Director from 1998-2017. He has a MS from Syracuse University and a BA with honors from Lafayette College.

Hsiang Chin Moe

Director of Operations

Hsiang Chin Moe is the Director of Operations in the MFA Computer Art Department at the School of Visual Arts. She graduated with a Master of Fine Art degree in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts after She received her Bachelor of Art degree from Temple University with concentration in video editing, multimedia and photography. She is an artist as well as a curator. She has exhibited her video/documentary, interactive performance and photography in New York, Philadelphia, Taipei, Tokyo, Stockholm and Bangkok. Hsiang is the Associate Director of the New York Digital Salon and has also worked as an independent documentary filmmaker in New York City.

Angelica Vergel

Assistant to the Chair

Angelica Vergel is an interdisciplinary scholar and a recent graduate from The New School of Public Engagement with a Master of Arts degree in Media Studies. She holds a BFA in Studio Art and a BA in Art History from Florida Atlantic University. Her interests and research include digital/analog video art practices and new media art. Angelica has worked at several art organizations in South Florida, and was previously a Graduate Assistant in the School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons The New School of Design.

India Lombardi-Bello

Administrative Assistant

India Lombardi-Bello is the Administrative Assistant to the MFA Computer Art Department at the School of Visual Arts.  She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Electronic Arts with a concentration in Video and Emerging Media from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY.  She is an artist, curator, freelance video editor and production assistant.

Lotte Marie Allen

Lotte Marie Allen

Project Coordinator

Lotte Marie Allen is a media artist and art organizer from New York City. She has an MA in Media Studies from the New School for Public Engagement, a BA in Visual Art and Human Rights from Bard College, and recently received a Baden-Württemberg Stipendium. Her interdisciplinary work embraces installation, video, curating and design to tell stories about imagined histories and spaces. Over the past few years, she has been curating and making media for IPCNY, dreams and more.


Jose Vargas

Senior Systems Administrator

Jose Vargas is an artist/photographer/computer nerd. His work combines photography, programming, hardware and sculpture to deal with ideas of the landscape and how it affects/reflects culture. In it he explores the boundaries between the disciplines of art and culture, science and technology, and how these ideas inform human symbiotic relationships with landscape. He attended the University of Puerto Rico, where he obtained a degree in Art History. Jose received an MFA in Computer Art at the School of Visual Arts, where he also works as a Senior Systems Administrator.

Milos Paripovic

Systems Administrator

Milos Paripovic is a Digital Artist, UX and 3D Designer with an MA in Digital Arts from the University for Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. He worked as 3D Artist and Designer for various companies in fields of Product Design, Architectural Visualization and several Cultural Heritage programs working on Virtual-Reality museum exhibitions. Since 2007 he worked as User Experience Designer and Software Developer.

Darren Santa Maria

AV Systems Administrator

Darren Santa Maria is a computer artist with a background in traditional animation. He obtained a BFA in Animation from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1998 and an MFA in Computer Art at the School of Visual Arts in 2012. His animation has been seen on Comedy Central and various websites. His current personal work focuses on visual interpretations of sound design using 3D and 2D animation.