I’m Geena Matuson, Arts Technologist, Educator, Author & Speaker. A multimedia storyteller, I use print, digital, web, video and social to tell cohesive stories that prioritize relationships.
I like to talk about communication through and with technology, and its influence on interpersonal relationships. This includes a focus on media perception, arts as a business, personal development, and cascading effects of technology and mechanical reproducibility. I use my experiences to train others on how to harness tools and processes to work more effectively, both in business and in relationships. You can follow me on LinkedIn, and see my website posts for more.
A deep interest in semiotics and psychology, my multimedia work aims to shine a light on societal perceptions through the strange and surreal. My work has been featured internationally, including CyberArts Festival, PH21 Gallery in Budapest, and the Adobe Design Achievement Awards. In 2018, I published my first book “Dadalectic: Waking Dream,” a dadaist collection of poetic stories and dreamy artworks paving the way for future work, such as Three Rooms Press’ "Maintenant 12: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art"" (ISBN 978-1941110652, Jun 5, 2018). You can find my published work on Amazon and Blurb.
In 2013, I graduated from Massachusetts College of Art & Design with a B.F.A. in Film/Video Production. While at university, I served on the MassArt Activities Council and produced over 30 successful events and gallery exhibitions. At this time, I started consultancy work in brand strategy and messaging, social media marketing and website development/design. I’ve since worked with national and global clients in sectors across food, arts, service organizations and media outlets.
In 2016, I was elected to a three-year term with the Board of Trustees for Medfield Memorial Public Library where we promoted STEAM education and programming. Increasingly interested in marketing and advertising, I earned several Certificates of Specialization in Business Analytics with the Wharton School online. Soon thereafter, I completed the Digital Marketing Certificate Program with General Assembly in Boston, MA. With my passion for writing, research and media, I received my M.A. in Arts Journalism from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in 2019. During my time at SU, I taught Adobe software to military journalists in Newhouse’s Department of Defense-sponsored program Military Visual Journalism, creating materials for hands-on labs. Academically, I focused on Entrepreneurship at Whitman School of Management, joining the Founders Circle with The Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars.
I love to craft processes, frameworks and strategies while growing communities. In addition to writing, I utilize print, digital, web, video and social to tell cohesive stories. I’m always experimenting with new methods and ideas while collaborating with and mentoring others. For me, there’s no delineation between work and play in that I love what I do: creation through creative problem solving. My passion for teaching and community building led to my new agency AIY Studio (@artinspiresyou) focused on digital services and educational tools for creatives. An artist, myself, I go by “The Girl Mirage” (@thegirlmirage), and am always open to commissions and collaborations.
This strange, surreal and seemingly nonsensical collection of poetic stories and dreamy artworks play with pattern and perception in first book by Geena Matuson, "The Girl Mirage." This aptly subtitled 'waking dream' will take you into hypnagogia, a state of half-consciousness between wake and sleep.