John Sharp 66 Douglas St SE
Atlanta GA 30317
Office: 404 253 3209
Home: 404 377 5442
jsharp@scad.edu
john@supercosm.com
John Sharp is an educator, creative director, information architect, graphic designer and art historian. He has been involved in design and art for seventeen years in a variety of media: digital media, print design, motion graphics, writing, and radio & club DJing. John is currently a partner in Supercosm as well as faculty at the Savannah College of Art and Design- Atlanta in the Interactive Design & Game Development program.
Selected Projects
3D&i

Alltrue Networks

Dia Art Foundation collection management tool

Electronic Arts Intermix website & management system

Mathshop Deluxe

Scholastic Educational Group

Starwood Hotels Destination Project

Strain

UNDP / Capacity 21 Intranet

Vanishing Point

Zoboomafoo Interactive TV
Selected Writing
Interactivity as Tool, Game, Story and Song

Excerpt from Dissertation, "Carlo Crivelli"

Six Traits of Successfully Bad Design

How to Look at a Poster

Man in a Chair: the importance of context

Folk Art, Religion, and Folks

Dada ever after

Arthistory-cams and the Shaking-off of Connoisseurship
CV
Statement of Research Interests

Statement of Pedagogical Approach

Student Work

CV (PDF)
Writing : Folk Art, Religion, and Folks: Folk Art Portraits as Windows onto Nineteenth Century Religious Currents
When working on art historical projects, I try whenever possible to draw upon the social history and anthropological to sketch a historical context. In this paper, I examine folk art portriature of the nineteenth century as a way to explore the role of religion in early American culture. The role of folk art within and without academia also winds its way through.

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