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John Keston

Clinical Professor
Degree
MFA., Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Office
OEC 119E
Phone
651-962-5868
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5868
Mail
Mail 5013
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Scholarship and Service:

Professor Keston’s combined backgrounds in music technology, new media, and software development have led him to adopt music, sound, moving images, and interactivity as the primary modalities in his artistic practice and research. He composes music, produces interactive performances, and installations using custom built software and instruments. His recent series, Duets for Synthesizers and the Singing Ringing Tree was funded by the American Composers Forum and the Jerome Foundation.

Professor Keston has spoken, performed, or exhibited at Northern Spark, the Weisman Art Museum, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Burnet Gallery, Walker's Point Center for the Arts, Echofluxx (Prague), the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the In/Out Festival of Digital Performance (NYC), the Eyeo Festival, INST-INT, and Moogfest. He produced, directed, and performed in the piece Instant Composer: Mad-libbed Music, a featured event at Northern Spark 2015. A selected portfolio and discography of his work is available at http://www.johnkeston.com.

Professional Experience:

Professor Keston founded the online resource, http://audiocookbook.org where he publishes articles about his research and artistic practice. In addition to his work as a musician, composer, performer, and new media artist he has over a decade of experience teaching interactivity. Prior to entering academics he worked for several Minneapolis based agencies and as an independent contractor doing web development, sound design, and music production. 

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
COJO 112 - 02 Intro to COJO-II M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 OEC 312

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

OEC 312

Course Registration Number:

20459 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

John C. Keston

This is the second of a two-course sequence that introduces students to essential skills of the communication and journalism discipline. In this course, students will build upon the skills developed in COJO 111, applying more sophisticated theoretical and analytical concepts and producing more advanced writing, speaking and multimedia projects. Prerequisite: COJO 111 or permission of instructor. Students are strongly encouraged to complete COJO 111 and this course before taking any 300- or 400-level COJO courses.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 258 - 01 Writing/Designing for the Web - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 312

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 312

Course Registration Number:

20463 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

John C. Keston

This course teaches students HTML and Web-page production. The goal is to help students develop strategies for writing, editing, designing and publishing a Website that meets professional standards.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
COJO 478 - 04 Experiential Learning - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

23535 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

John C. Keston

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Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
DIMA 256 - 01 Design Concepts-Communication M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 312

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 312

Course Registration Number:

46498 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

John C. Keston

This course has been developed to provide students with an elementary understanding of graphic design elements and principles. Applied projects in typography and publication layout will be completed via the Macintosh.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
DIMA 258 - 01 Writing/Designing for the Web - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 312

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 312

Course Registration Number:

46499 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

John C. Keston

This course teaches students HTML and Web-page production. The goal is to help students develop strategies for writing, editing, designing and publishing a Website that meets professional standards. Prerequisites: DIMA 232 or JOUR 105.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
JOUR 151 - 03 Internship: TommieMedia - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

47311 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

1 Credit Hours

Instructor:

John C. Keston

This course covers the entry-level responsibilities and duties of working in a multimedia newsroom, including but not limited to reporting, opinion writing, video journalism, graphic design, web design, audio podcasting, advertising, public relations, and management. Students will earn internship credit for their work in TommieMedia, the department-advised and student-run news organization. There is no prerequisite. Non-majors are welcome.

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