Jared Bendis is an award-winning installation artist, photographer, teacher, and filmmaker. Jared is a specialist in photography, virtual reality, and computer graphics and serves as the Creative New Media Officer for Case Western Reserve University’s Kelvin Smith Library. As The Creative New Media Officer, Jared weaves together cutting-edge technologies with proven, innovative pedagogical strategies to create rich multimedia experiences, he also holds an adjunct appointment where he teaches multimedia and New Media literacy. Jared received his B.A. from Case Western Reserve University in Psychology with minors in Music and Art Studio and his M.A. in Art Education from the joint program of Case Western Reserve University and The Cleveland Institute of Art. He is co-owner of Lemming Labs which develops interactive media applications for the iPhone and iPad.<br /><br />On his first trip overseas, in March 2000, Jared visited the Chateau de Pierrefonds in France and became driven (if not obsessed) with capturing and sharing cultural and architectural experiences. As an artist and teacher, Jared has photographed over 400 architectural, archeological and cultural sites (primarily castles) in 14 countries.