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EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts in Digital Art (2005)
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications (2001)
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Studies in Instrument Design (1999)
South East Just Intonation Center, Gainesville, FL
UNIQUE QUALIFICATIONS
An overview of my specific experiences and qualifications as a practicing digital media artist, college educator, and technologist:
  • Taught University courses in Digital Arts and Sciences, both on campus and online.
  • Collaborated and supported the research and production initiatives of the University of Florida (UF) Digital Worlds Institute
  • Authored and co-authored numerous graduate and undergraduate courses for the UF Digital Worlds Institute
  • Taught both graduate & undergraduate digital art courses for the UF School of Art & Art History (SA+AH) including: Time Based Media, Digital Montage, Computer Art Montage, and Music and Sound Design for Digital Media
  • Collaborated in the design and implementation of numerous live productions at the Digital Worlds Institute, incorporating digital media components
  • Mentored students in technology and performance practice in more than 25 live theatre productions for UF School of Theatre and Dance
  • Wrote, developed, and deployed numerous software applications for live interactive digital performances at the local, national, and international scale
  • Created original programming for real-time 3D graphics on advanced media systems
  • Maintained departmental systems administration for Linux, Windows [Active Directory Admin] and Macintosh
Portfolio Site: https://patrickrpagano.wordpress.com/
Additionally, I have expertise in teaching and utilizing the following varied software packages and languages for use in standalone projects and interactive performances and productions:
Audio & IXD: Pro-Tools, MAX/MSP/Jitter, SUPERCOLLIDER3, Logic Pro, REAKTOR, Isadora, Ableton live, Max4Live, NumerologyPro4
Visual: VDMX, MAYA, GEM, Final Cut Pro,Premiere Pro, After Effects, Touch Designer, Photoshop, Quicktime VR,  Quartz Composer,  Watchout,  Modul8
Programming: Perl, Python, ,  KYMA, Pure Data (vanilla, Extended and libPd), C-sound, OpenGL, VEGA [ Multigen Paradigm flight simulation], XCODE
Legacy : AVID, SONY DMX100, DVD Studio Pro,
Web Related: WebGL, JavaScript,  Processing,  threeJS & Unity 3D.
UNIVERSITY POSITIONS 
2016 – present
Assistant Professor in Residence
Digital Media and Design
University of Connecticut, Stamford Campus
Assignments  include:
  •  Head : Web & Interactive Media Track
  • Interactive Media Lab: Splash Pad
  • Recruitment, Tours and Events
  • Interactive kiosk Programming
  • Fin-Tech research
2009-2016
Assistant in Digital Arts & Sciences, Faculty -UF Digital Worlds Institute
Assignments include:
  • Teaching Graduate and Undergraduate Digital Design Courses
  • Facilities and Equipment Coordination
  • Recruitment, Tours and Demonstration
  • Projection System configuration and maintenance 
2007-2009
Sound and Light Technologist/Faculty Lecturer, UF School of Theatre and Dance
Assignments included:
  • Teaching Graduate and Undergraduate Courses
  • Multi-channel audio design for theatrical performance
  • 25 Multi-media theatre performances
  • Computer Lab Maintenance
  • Original visual programming
2005-2007
Research And Development, UF Digital Worlds Institute
Assignments included:
  • Teaching Graduate and Undergraduate Courses
  • Software Development and Research
  • Sound design for Multimedia
  • DVD Production
  • System Administration
University-level Courses Taught
2009-2016
Digital Worlds Institute, University of Florida
  • Digital Performance Production
  • Interactive Storytelling
  • Roots of Digital Culture
  • Audio Design for Digital Production
  • Digital Projection Design I & II
  • Digital Portfolio
  • Interdisciplinary Design Methods
  • Digital Design & Visualization
  • Interaction Design
  • Digital Production Studio 4
2007-2009
School of Theatre and Dance, University of Florida
  • Digital Design for Theatre and Dance
  • Introduction to Sound and Light
  • Audio Design for Theatre
  • Online Modules for THE 2000
2005-2007
Digital Worlds Institute, University of Florida
  • Foundations of Digital Culture
  • Interdisciplinary Research Seminar in Second Life
  • Streaming Audio Expert
  • Streaming Video Technologies in 3D worlds
2002-2005
Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Art and Art History, University of Florida
  • Time Based Media
  • Digital Montage
  • Computer Art Montage
  • Music and Sound Design for Digital Media
  • Web Design
ACADEMIC COMMITTEES & SERVICE ACTIVITIES
  • Faculty and Student Awards Committee
  • College of Fine Arts Digital Task force
  • College of Fine Arts Curriculum Committee
  • Digital Worlds MA in Digital Arts and Science Admissions
  • Digital Worlds Curriculum Committee
  • Operations Director Search Committee
  • Production and Planning and Programming Committee
  • STEAM Learning Network — Duval Elementary School
  • University Marshall for Graduation of Undergraduates
  • University Marshall for Graduation of Masters Candidates
  • Special Committee Member Graduate Thesis
  • Chair Graduate Thesis Committee
SELECTED PERFORMANCES AND MULTIMEDIA EVENTS
2016
The Annunaki Faith-Maximal Lyapunov Exponent
Music and Science at the Harn
Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida
Interactive Projections and Computer Programming
Role: Projection Designer and Performer 
2015
The Very Eyes of Night
Digital Worlds Institute REVE Theatre Space, University of Florida
Interactive Projections and Modular synthesis
Role: Mentor, Designer and Curator
2014
CTRL-SPACE
University Gallery, University of Florida College Of The Arts
Interactive Projection Design Installation
Role: Artist and Software Programmer
2013
A Handful of Leaves
Digital Worlds Institute REVE Theatre Space, University of Florida
Interactive edutainment live digital performance
Role: Technical Director and Digital Design Faculty Mentor
“two rooms” by Lee Blessing
Digital Worlds Institute, University of Florida
Interactive live digital theatre performance
Role: Technical Director and Digital Design Faculty Mentor
2012
“evANGELical”
University of Florida Digital Worlds Institute
Digital Mini Opera
Role: Interactive Multi-Screen Projection Environment
“Roberto Zucco”
Theatrical Performance, School of Theatre and Dance University of Florida,
Black Box Theatre Theatre
Role: Projection Design
“Movement, Media, and Machines” – Interactive Streaming Performance
New World School of The Arts, Miami, Florida
IDMAA International Media Conference
Role: Interactive Programming and show control operations
2009-2011
“A/V Club” – Real time visuals and electronic music
Santa Fe Fine Arts Hall – Gainesville, Florida
Role: Projection Design Faculty Mentor and Technical Direction
“The Last Unicorn” – Theatrical Performance
Digital Worlds Institute REVE Theatre, University of Florida
Role: Projection Design Faculty Mentor and Technical Direction
“Signs of Life: Time” – Hip Hop Theatre Performance
Digital Worlds Institute REVE Theatre, University of Florida
Role: Real-time Streaming Digital Media and Projection Design, Audio Control
2010
“Same Space Same Time”
IDMAA International Conference 2010 at the Emily Carr University, Vancouver British Columbia
Role: 5.1 Sound, motion capture, and video engineering for live intercontinentally-distributed performance
“Electroacoustic Music from FEMS – Concert I”
University of Florida Center for the Performing Arts Black Box Theater
Doing Tai Chi while Drinking Chai Tea- Patrick Pagano
Role: Artist
2009
“Humans Need Lumens” – Live Digital Performance
Salvador Dali Museum of Art, St. Petersburg, FL
Role: Interactive “surreal” Projection Design
“Lava Girl” – Network controlled video installation
College of Fine Arts
University of Florida Gallery, University of Florida
Role: Artist
2008
“Raga Yaman Kalyan” and “Raga Shree”
Live Performance on Tambourra with Pandit Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar
Phllips Center for the Performing Arts, University of Florida
Role: Tambourra for live performance
2007
Dictionary for Films Taken Closeup (REDUX)”
Music From The University of Florida
DXARTS, Washington
Role: Multi-channel Audio Design
“The Glimpse of the Fountain of Eternity”
Unbalanced Connection 26 – “Sonic Images
The University of Florida School of Music
Role: Pure Data Audio Programming
2006
“Upgrade.Wav”
Unbalanced Connection 18 – Inner Ear
The University of Florida School of Music
Role: Csound Programming
2005
“A Window onto Something Else “
Unbalanced Connection 10 – “Heterodyne”
The University of Florida School of Music
Role: Max/Msp programming and Amplified Strings
2004
“Mask” – Real time distributed online Dance and Visual Art Collaboration between the Universitaria Nacional (REUNA) in Santiago de Chile, the New World School of the Arts (Miami) and UF Digital Worlds Institute.
Role: Access Grid and I2 Audio Engineer & Graphics Software
“Notainment” 
An evening of interactive audio and video at the FOCUS GALLERY, University of Florida
Role: Curator
2003
“Non Divisi” – An International Distributed Collaboration joining live performers in Korea, Florida and Indiana for the Internet2 conference at the Indiana State Museum
Role: Internet2 Audio and Video Engineer
“The Faux Taxi”  – Electroacoustic Music from FEMS – Concert I
University of Florida Center for the Performing Arts Black Box Theater
Role: Featured Digital Artist
“Childs Play” – The Washington Invitational Meany Studio Theater, University of Washington W Campus, presented by UW Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media
Role: Featured Digital Artist
“DreamMachine”  A Digital Media History of the University of Florida for its 150-year Anniversary
Role: Digital sound design, 3D map management, and post-production, Unix programming for graphics development.
2002
“Original Seed” – Intercontinental Live Performance-Real time collaboration with the Symposium “Science, Culture and Education on Advanced Networks – Internet2” in Chile.
Role: Internet 2 networking, Audio engineering and processing, video setups
2001
“Equinox”
30-minute inter-media music and media performance at the Backdrop Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
Role: Violin and Projections
“A POSSIBLE SKY” 
Access Grid Collaboration with Ben Bogart at Ryerson University (Ontario).
Role: Network Internet 2 Engineer
INVITED PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS and TUTORIALS
  • 2015 Victoria Drama Conference
“Projection Design Master Classes (6 sold out sessions)
University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2014 South Eastern Theater Conference National Convention
“Interactive Theatre Technologies and Projection Design”
Mobile, Alabama (sold out)
  • 2013 South Eastern Theater Conference National Convention
“Interactive Theatre Technologies and Projection Design”
Louisville, Kentucky (sold out)
  • 2012 South Eastern Theater Conference National Convention
“Interactive Theatre Technologies and Projection Design”
Chattanooga, Tennessee (sold out)
  • 2011 South Eastern Theater Conference National Convention
“Interactive Theatre Technologies and Projection Design”
Atlanta, Georgia (sold out)
  • Sound Forge Audio Software Instructional CD
IFAS Communications, University of Florida
2009
  • “Work on OSX” Lecture Series
Digital Worlds NAVE Lab, University of Florida
2008
“Advanced Sound Strategies for Digital Media” Lecture Series
ADAM student group, Digital Worlds Institute
2005
  • “Pro-Tools Tutorial” 5.1 Demonstration
Surround Sound Techniques for DVD and live performance
ADAM student group, Digital Worlds Institute
2004
MEMBERSHIPS & AWARDS
  • I.D.M.A.A — The International Digital Media & Arts Association
  • S.E.T.C. — South Eastern Theatre Conference
  • M.E.L.A — Music Eternal Light Art
  • Just Intonation Society
  • Composer’s Quarry
  • S.C.O. – Sonic Computing Organization (Vice President), University of Florida
  • University of Florida Outstanding Graduate Student Presidential Award
  • University of Florida Outstanding Student Leadership Award 
PUBLICATIONS and RECORDINGS
  • (In Progress) “Technical Ecstasy—Digital Projection Design for live performance” Projection Design instructional textbook
  • “Design and Implementation of Accessible Digital Media Classrooms and Studios: Facilitating both interpersonal and intercontinental Collaborations.” James Oliverio and Patrick Pagano, Digital Worlds Institute at the University of Florida, The International Digital Media & Arts Association Journal, Vol. 1, No 2.  Fall, 2004
  • “Perspectives in Software Synthesis, Sound Design, Signal Processing and Programming,” The Csound Book, Student Compositions Section.
AUDIO RECORDINGS
  • “Akroasis” 1997, Cherry Smash Records
  • “Canals of the Atlantean Plain” 1998, Cherry Smash Records
  • “Azl-ul-azal”, 1999 EAI Private Release
  • “PIXEL 31” 2000 EAI Private release
  • “Proto” 2002. S M F Records
  • “Mirth” 2004 S M F Records
  • “pussywillow” 2006 Rotolante Recordings
  • FleetFoot I 2009 Cherry Smash Records