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 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 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 he has taught or is scheduled to teach at VCUarts include: 3D Computer Art, Creative Code & Electronics, Augmented Reality, and Video Projection Mapping.