Lecturer, UVM FabLab

Jenn Karson is an artist who works with concepts of mapping—the organization of space—and scoring—the organization of time. Her artworks take the form of intermedia, sculpture, soundworks, programming and installation. Her work has been exhibited and presented in the United States, Canada and Europe. Additionally she is a curator of exhibitions and develops programs and curriculum that cross the disciplines of the arts, technology, fashion and architecture; she is a lecturer at the University of Vermont's Department of Art and Art History and oversees the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences digital fabrication lab (the UVM CEMS FabLab). She received her MFA in Design + Technology from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Research and/or Creative Works

For this information please visit studiojuju.com

Associations and Affiliations

Leonardo | The International Society of Arts, Sciences and Technology
UVM FabLab
Studio Ju Ju




Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Interaction design, digital fabrication, sound and studio art, UVM Fablab



  • B.A. University of Vermont
  • M.F.A. San Francisco Art Institute, Design + Technology


Office Location:

401 Williams Hall

  1. Studio Ju Ju
  2. UVM FabLab

Courses Taught

ARTS 244: Digital Fabrication

In the last decade, digital fabrication technologies and techniques have become more accessible to artists and designers. Technologies such as 3D printing, laser cutting and laser engraving are now available on the UVM campus and through partnerships with local maker spaces. In this course student artists and designers will have the opportunity to work with these technologies in the creation of sculpture, portraiture, drawing, jewelry, wearables, installation art and more. The course will provide instruction for designing with 3D modeling software while it will explore digital fabrication techniques such as tessellating, sectioning, folding, contouring and forming.

Students will create prototypes and maquettes in paper, wood and plastic and learn how to use modular methods to build larger structures. The course will include field trips to local fabrication and manufacturing facilities and provide direction for those interested in fabricating in stainless steel and precious metals.

ARTS 144: Interaction Design

This course opens up a world of innovation to students through an introduction to making interactive electronic objects and systems that use sensors, light and sound. We will explore meaningful interactions between humans and machines and profile contemporary artists and designers who work with new and rapid-prototyping technologies. In a studio setting, students will learn how to build with the Arduino microcontroller, an electronics platform based on relatively easy-to-use hardware and software. The Arduino is a favorite tool of inventive artists, designers, musicians, educators, artists, entrepreneurs, makers, architects, scientists and researchers. Assignments will challenge students to apply their newly acquired technical skills to artistic and creative projects while pursuing independent lines of inquiry.