Eric Millikin

Adjunct Instructor

Eric Millikin

Department of Kinetic Imaging

Eric Millikin is a new media artist exploring the intersections of advanced technology, American society, dark humor, and occult practices. His research often focuses on the use of fear in mass media and political propaganda. He uses techniques like artificial intelligence, biological art, robotics, multichannel sound, and augmented and virtual reality to investigate and experiment with the often invisible ways technology can shape humanity. He comes from a working-class family, growing up in a mobile home in the woods of rural Michigan. Millikin is a first-generation college student and a National Merit Scholar who earned his BFA from Michigan State University and his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Kinetic Imaging program. His artwork has been featured in WIRED, USA Today, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, and The New York Times. His work has been included in recent exhibitions at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, Charles University in Prague, and the Festival and Congress Centre in Varna, Bulgaria. Classes and special topics he teaches at VCUarts include: 3D Computer Art, Creative Code & Electronics, Augmented Reality, and Video Projection Mapping.