David R. Burns holds a MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design. After practicing digital art in New York City for nearly a decade and teaching at Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute, New York City, David was invited to join the faculty of Southern Illinois University as an assistant professor. David specializes in teaching 3D computer modeling, animation, and digital media theory. David takes an interdisciplinary approach to art combining a variety of mediums including 3D animation, video, physical computing, drawing, and painting to push the boundaries of artistic expression. David’s work has been exhibited internationally at art galleries, museums, film festivals, conferences, and public screenings. Most notably, his digital animation work has been screened at the National Film Theater in London, the National Museum of Photography Film & Television in Bradford, England, the Red Stick International Animation Festival, and the Chelsea Art Museum in NYC. David’s research-creative work was presented at the ISEA Biennial 2008 in Singapore and ISEA 2009 in Belfast, Ireland.