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Jane E. Crayton aka JanedaPain

Jane Crayton Instructor for Secrets of the Hive Jane @ Object + Thought Gallery 2007

Is an independent new media and audio/visual artist and instructor working with interactive experimental art and collage. She uses the latest in technology for unique events, galleries and museums, bringing her audio/visual art alive.

Jane currently shoots and creates original video and animation content for audio/visual production and installation. She also utilizes experimental mediums like surveillance cameras, circuit bent electronics, and custom midi-triggering for interactive installations and immersive experimentation. When collaborating with local musicians, she works with mind puzzling sound reactive, visual installations; manipulating live video of performances and creating custom projection surfaces and screens, all of which brings the audience a unique view of electronic music culture.

Jane also works in net_art creating unique interactive web-art pieces that engage the online user. Often her work depicts a piece of her history, using her poetry and diary entries as source material.

Jane's professional teaching style has developed through a philosophy of STEM-A (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through Art) where she focuses much of her time to experimental educational public outreach projects for STEM-A and New Media.

Jane is an active volunteer, she has a strong sense of community volunteering in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Space Odyssey and Gates Planetarium. She has helped bring experimental arts to Denver/Boulder by initiation of the dorkbot303 chapter, she is the youth program coordinator for ISEA2012 conference in Albuquerqu, New Mexico and she participates in experimental electronic art shows and festivals internationally. She is founder and Chair of the Board for (Radically Urban Sustainable Technology Exploration) and Founder and Education Program Director for STEM-A (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through Art).


2013 (expected) Masters of Education. (Art Education) University of New Mexico.
2010 Bachelors of Arts. (Media-studies) University of Colorado at Boulder.
2001 Associate of General Studies. (Graphic Arts/Multi-media) Arapahoe Community College.

Educator History

2011-2013 Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science and Arts (IMERSA)
Fulldome workshop coordinator/educator
FulldomeED Forum coordinator

2011-2012 University of New Mexico
Center for Student Success, College of Education (GAship) Fall 2012
Department of Music, Interactive developer (work-study) Summer 2012
A|R|T|S|Lab Fulldome Educator (work-study) Fall 2011, Spring 2012
ISEA2012 Educator (Assistantship & Endowment) Spring 2011

2009 - 2012 University of Colorado at Boulder
Department of Archaeology (Prof. Arthur Joyce) RioViejo Archaeology, Digital Media/E-learning (NSF/contract) 2012 - 2014
Science Discovery Class Program (Summers), Instructor (contract) 2009-2012
Science Discovery After-school Program, Instructo (contract) 2010-2011
Science Discovery Wilderness Program, Instructor (contract) 2009

2003 - 2012 volunteer at Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS)
Gates Planetarium, LID (Live Interactive Dome), Planetarium Technology (volunteer) 2005 - current
Space Odyssey, Galaxy Guide (volunteer) 2003 - 2005

1999 - 2001 South Park County School District, CO
South Park High School (contract)
Silverheels Middle School (contract)
Edith Teter Elementary (contract)

1993 - 1994 Poudre School District, CO
Webber Junior High School

Essays, Papers & Presentations

or visit my blog for a complete list of essays and articles...

Conferences & Workshops

below is a list of conferences and workshops which Jane has either presented, taught, or facilitated.


  • Fulldome (Workshops) IMERSA Summit: DMNS, Denver, CO 2013


  • Fulldome101 (Workshop) IMERSA Summit: Lessons from our Past, Visualizing our Future. Winning Solutions for the Digital Dome. Denver, CO 2012
  • Teaching Creative Critical Action beyond Economy in the Art of Techno-ecology: Approaches in Integrating Technology Ethics with STEM Art Education. 8th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society. Los Angeles, CA (*Graduate Scholar Award Winner)


  • Creative critical action beyond economy into "techno-ecology." ISEA Istanbul. Istanbul, Turkey
  • Immersive Landscapes. iED (immersive Eduation) Summit. Boston, MA


  • Video Remixed (workshop). STEM Arts at Toas Academy. Taos, NM
  • Circuit Bending (workshop). Transistor Sound Art Festival. Denver, CO


  • Circuit Bending (workshop). STEMapoloza. Denver, CO
  • Mediakompretenz (workshop). Transmediale Digital Art and Culture. Berlin, DE


  • Remote presence, streaming life (workshop/performance). Pixelache. Helsinki, FI


  • Ingredients for life. NIA NASA Astrobiology Institute. (CU Boulder) Boulder, CO
  • Monster Laptop Rally (workshop). Ableton Software. Denver, CO


  • Theories in live collaborative video mixing with Keyworx Net (workshop/performance). Net, Art and Communication. (SUNY) Buffalo, NY