College of Arts & Sciences Digital Technology & Culture Program

DTC Faculty

Courses in the DTC program are taught by a range of faculty from many different disciplines at WSU Tri-Cities. Each faculty member is committed to helping DTC students excel while demanding the kind of academic standard expected by today’s workplace. DTC students take upper-division courses from the same faculty as those students who major in other disciplines: for example, a psychology class in the DTC program is taught by renowned psychology faculty; a computer science class is taught by a computer science faculty member.The following faculty are full-time administrators of the DTC program at WSU Tri-Cities. In any given semester, other faculty also participate by helping to teach courses and run programs in the departments of Anthropology, Business, Computer Science, English, Fine Arts, History, Humanities and Psychology.
Doug Gast

Doug Gast

Program Director, Digital Technology and Culture Associate Professor, Fine Arts

509-372-7185 West 101B dgast@tricity.wsu.edu Curriculum VitaeDouglas Gast (2005) received his M.A. in Communication Studies from Baylor University and his M.F.A. in Electronic Art from the University of Cincinnati. Gast is an exhibiting artist whose work has been shown worldwide. His research and creative interests include Video/Film/Animation, New Media/Electronic Art, Photography/Imaging, Installation, Performance, Web/Net Art, Sound, Interactive Art, Conceptual Art/Fluxus/Dada, Semiotics, and Curatorial Studies. While typically digital or electronic in nature, his work involves the identification and activation of the inherent elements of the media which stands to best serve his chosen message. Gast is the advisor of the Digital Technology and Culture Student Organization.Related websites: www.noprogram.org — a collection of work in film, video, photography, and interactive media www.30daysofnewlife.org — a project website www.pinapoint.org — a project website
Peter Christenson

Peter Christenson

Assistant Professor, Fine Arts

509-372-7285 West 101D peter.christenson@tricity.wsu.eduPeter Christenson (2012) earned a M.S.W. from the University of Michigan and his M.F.A. in Intermedia from Arizona State University. Christenson is a multidisciplinary artist, writer, and filmmaker. He is co-founder and Artistic Director of Left of Centre, a guerrilla-marketing firm and artist collective started in Detroit, MI, and he is the recent recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Award in Art & Design. His current practice and research are rooted in interventionist, social art, and institutional critique theories and significantly influenced by his past experiences working as a licensed psychotherapist and social worker. Christenson’s research focuses on New Media and Digital Culture, Installation and Immersive Environments, Performance, Institutional Critique and Interventionist Theory, Relational Aesthetics, and Psychosocial Art.
Sena Clara Creston

Sena Clara Creston

Clinical Assistant Professor, Fine Arts

509-372-7419 West 101E sc.creston@tricity.wsu.edu Curriculum VitaeSena Clara Creston is an exhibiting interactive installation artist from New York City. Creston earned her MFA in electronic art from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2012 and her BFA from NYU for photography and imaging in 2005. Creston uses a combination of old and new technology to construct immersive electronic, kinetic and interactive sculptural installations as well as photographic environments. Her research and creative practice focus on the impact materials, process and mythology can have on interactive art and reflect on alternative associations with what is considered natural.