Rick Hauser (rAH)
Processed on November 11, 2019
Producer, Director, Writer in Television and Media
Area of Special Competence: Archaeology (Material Culture of the Third Millennium)
Tasks at Mozan
|Unit Supervision: A1/5 (shared), A8, A10.|
|Figurine Analysis, all units|
|present-1989||Senior Staff, Field Excavator/Researcher - International Archaeological Project and Expedition to Urkesh (Tell Mozan)|
Research Associate - International Institute for Mesopotamian Area Studies [IIMAS]
|1999-1981||Research Collaborator - Institute of Archaeology, UCLA. |
In 1989, Hauser shared a grant with Giorgio Buccellati from the Program for Art on Film, a joint project of the Getty Trust and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to plan an innovative collection of short films on stratigraphy.
Archaeology & Media: Publications, Lectures, & Workshops
|2014-2008||The Domestication of Equidae in Third-Millennium B.C.E. Mesopotamia|
(Juris Zarins with the assistance of Rick Hauser, CUSAS 24, CDL Press, 2014).
|"5 Ivory Things: a window onto the life of ivory in the Global Middle Ages" (MappaMundi Interactive Digital Entity)|
Invited paper, forthcoming. Geraldine Heng, editor.
|URKESH Excavation Reports: The Figurines from the J Units (in and around the monumental staircase and the Plaza)|
|URKESH Excavation Reports: The Service Sector in Building AK, Unit A10|
Field Report on the architecture and workshops of the King of Urkesh. Undena Publications (in progress)
|"The Lives of Objects" Inaugural Conference, Wolfson College, University of Oxford. Oxford Centre for Life-Writing.Oxford University, England.|
Panel chair, "Metaphor". 20-22 September, 2013.
|"Sapir and Quantifiable 'Crudeness'".|
CSIG News. Jaimee Uhlenbrock, editor. (winter, 2011)
|READING FIGURINES: A New Methodology. (2011)|
Invited lecture (archaeology faculty, graduate students in art history). University of Haifa. Haifa, Israel.
|LIFE EXTENSION: Secondary Burial and the Making and Unmaking of Self in EB IA.|
Proceedings, Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale 56. Barcelona, Spain. International Association of Assyriologists / Eisenbrauns. (2013, 2010)
|READING FIGURINES: Animal Representations in Terra Cotta from Urkesh, the First Hurrian Capital (2450 BCE).|
ASOR Annual Meeting 2010 ("Figuring Out" the Figurines of the Ancient Near East). Atlanta, GA. (2010)
|RESEARCH ETHICS: Studying Artifacts of Uncertain Origin.|
ASOR Annual Meeting 2010 (Round Table, organizer). Atlanta, GA, Coroplastic Studies Interest Group. (2010)
|READING FIGURINES from Ancient Urkesh (2450 BCE). A New Way of Measuring Archaeological Artifacts with Implications for Historical Linguistics.|
Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale 57. Rome, Italy. International Association of Assyriologists / Eisenbrauns. (2011 & forthcoming)
|SECONDARY CONTEXT FOR OBJECTS WITH NO KNOWN ORIGIN|
Three Workshops about the Ethics of Scholarly Research. American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting. (chair; co-chair). San Francisco, CA (2011). Chicago, IL (2012). Baltimore, MD (2013).
|"'CRUDE': Reclaiming Artifacts Lost to the Field".|
American Schools of Oriental Research 2011 Annual Meeting (Theoretical / Anthropological Approaches to Near Eastern / Eastern Mediterranean Art and Archaeology). San Francisco, CA. (2011)
|Encountering Gudea: The Performativity of His Inscriptions.|
Midwest SBL/AOS/ASOR Annual Meeting 2009. Olivet-Nazarene University, Bourbonnais Illinois. (2009)
|Gudea and His Audience: Replicable Ruler, Embodied Artifact.|
American Schools of Oriental Research 2009 Annual Meeting (Theoretical / Anthropological Approaches to Near Eastern / Eastern Mediterranean Art and Archaeology). New Orleans, LA. (2009)
|Gudea's Inscribed Statues: Performativity, Liminal Surface, Enculturation.|
"Writing As Material Practice". K. E. Piquette and R. D. Whitehouse, co-chairs. London, University College London. (2009)
|READING FIGURINES Animal Representations in Terra Cotta from Royal Building AK.Biblioteca Mesopotamica, Volume 28 - Urkesh / Mozan Studies 5, 2008.|
Reviewed, AKKADICA fall 2009: "[An] outstanding volume . . . an important and welcome contribution. . . will certainly prove to be an indispensable resource for scholars." (Ingrid M. Swinnen)
|Key to the Past: Performing the Built Environment in Very Ancient Times.|
Third Annual MNSAH Symposium on the Built Environment (2008). Invited lecture. School of Architecture, Rapson Hall, University of Minnesota, The Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (R. Ferguson, Editor).
|Prior to 2008||Hauser, R. (2006). Artefacts and Archaeology at Ancient Urkesh (Tell Mozan).|
University of Minnesota Archaeology Consortium. Department of Anthropology, University of Minnesota.
|"1. Regularities and Realism 2. Types.", URKESH public website(2003).|
|"Animal Figurines.", URKESH BETA website (2002). BETA version accessible by password only.|
|"Measuring Figurines.", URKESH BETA website (2002).|
|Uncovering Ancient Urkesh. AIA Inaugural Lecture.|
Minnesota Museum of Science, Saint Paul, MN, American Institute of Archaeology. (2000)
|The Equids of Urkesh: What the Figurines Say.|
Urkesh and the Hurrians. Studies in Honor of Lloyd Cotsen. Buccellati, Giorgio and M. Kelly-Buccellati, editors. Malibu, Undena Publications. 26: 63 - 74, Plates VII - XII. (1998).
|The Figurines of Urkesh (in "The First Hurrian Capital", Buccellati and Kelly-Buccellati).|
Biblical Archæologist 60: 87. (1997).
Beyond Broadcast™ Projects & Productions
|present-1995||Founding Partner, Beyond Broadcast™ Saint Paul, Minnesota (URL: http://www.beyondbroadcast.org.|
|present-1996||THE PERFORMANCE LAB™ (URL: http://www.theperformancelab.org.|
501(c)(3) organization, advocates of an innovative model for coaching performing arts via interactive technology [co-founder].
TOP - $500,000 matching grant (1999)
TARGET grant - $26,000 (2001, 2003)
NEA Arts/Learning - $50,000 matching grant (2004-2005)
Beaumont Foundation - $80,000 equipment grant (2004-2006)
DANA Foundation - $60,000 (2006-2007)
|2005-2004||BUILDING THE NETWORK / New Interactive Strategies for Residencies & Coaching in the Performing Arts (National Endowment for the Arts).|
Three artist residencies using interactive technology, including the Internet, as a tool in arts education & teaching performance skills:
o IMMIGRATION Artsgenesis high school students 2000 miles apart (New Jersey & Minnesota) interpret the stories of 4 shattered families - refugees from China, Ireland, Russia & the Great Mississippi Flood seek new homes in America, creating wrenching drama in original scenes played out interactively over space & time
o Remy Charlip's Garden Lilacs intergenerational dances created from the noted illustrator's sketches
o The Juilliard Residency from studios at The Juilliard School (NY), Risa Steinberg simultaneously coaches dancers at 4 arts academies in 3 states, teaching a duet adapted from José Limón's great Choreographic Offering.
|2003-2002||Monaco Dance Forum.|
International conference on dance & technology, invited production company/presenter.
|The Karen Brown Experience|
Pilot radio series, 24 personal essays based on the popular travel guides [WCAL-FM] , producer/director, writer.
|Eyewitness to Discovery (DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES)|
Series of dramatic vignettes for radio based on the Brian Fagan best-seller about great archeological finds [Oxford University Press, with Walter C. Dallenbach].
|2001||Just About a Billion Dollars' Worth of Buildings!|
Documentary about university construction on an unprecedented scale.
|SuperComputing Conference - Dancing Beyond Boundaries|
2-continent, 4-site dance Internet2 performance, consultants on project design, staffing Minnesota studios.
|1999-1998||The River I See|
4 interrelated film commentaries about one Henry P. Bosse photograph; Minnesota Humanities Commission production grant
|Unwrapping Urkesh: The Discovery of a Buried City|
Documentary for Televisione Svizzera.
AGON Film Festival/Athens 
Rovereto, Italy Archæological Film Festival 
|Public art installation|
For Capital Cities Partnership, Lawson.Commons Block downtown St. Paul
FORECAST grant as "emerging artist" in public art (with Robert Lunning, architect)
|1997||The Nourishable Accident|
Documentary on Randy J. Johnston, master potter, for New Wave Arts/Japan.
Beyond Broadcast™ Proposals (representative sample)
Public Television in Minnesota
National Media, Film & Television
|1991-1979||Independent Producer, Director, Writer - Hollywood, California.|
|Paramount Pictures Corporation|
Executive Producer, Director, Writer, original video programs.
[1982-1991] Created RCA's first interactive videodisc, The Entertainment Game. Of Hauser's best-selling videocassette, Strong Kids, Safe Kids, FILM COMMENT said: "To many in the field, this is the special interest vid-eo they wish they had made." While at Paramount, he also produced a series of short films on notable film directors and a documentary with Star Trek creator, Gene Rodenberry. Hauser's work for Paramount occasioned the first contract ever signed in the home video industry under the jurisdiction of the Writers' Guild of America.
Director, network night-time drama, Call To Glory .
|Columbia Pictures Television|
Director, network nighttime drama, From Here to Eternity . Supervised creative production crew and advised on post-production.
Producer/Director, Writer [with Roberta Haynes], The Secret World of Erotic Art .
|Sunshine Media Group/Amazon|
Producer/Director, Writer [with Roberta Haynes], Erotic Dreams .
Screenplays with Walter C. Dallenbach and others. Options, 20th-Century Fox, Jozak, MARVEL, TOMORROW Entertainment, others. Parting Shots and Circumstance and Captain Sutter for VISIONS, The Most Beautiful Thing in the World for WNET/Channel 13, CHOPIN/three movements for Gold Mountain Group.
|1979-1965||WGBH Educational Foundation [WGBH/Boston]|
Producer, Director, Writer While at WGBH/Boston, Hauser was credited with many of that station's most acclaimed cultural and informational specials, winning public television's highest honors - two CPB Awards [for GODSPELL Goes to Plimoth Plantation for Thanksgiving with Henry Steele Commanger and for the unpredictable art series, Eye-to-Eye]; an N.E.T. Award [for CITY/ Motion/Space/Game], a Gabriel Award and an Emmy nomination [for Nine Heroes].
Hauser's experimental and other broadcast work was the subject of many national articles. NEWSWEEK counted him among the "video pioneers."
Hauser's four-part adaptation of Hawthorne's classic, The Scarlet Letter, was hailed by television critics across the nation as "an American masterpiece" and "an authentic electronic masterwork" and also provoked the shortest, most pungent review ever given by PEOPLE Magazine. The mini-series remains among PBS' "all-time most watched" dramas and received an Emmy for videotape editing. Hauser's direction of another romantic drama, Trinity Rep's Feasting with Panthers still stands as a daring and innovative example of television theatrical adaptation at its best. WNET-New York re-broadcast the drama in a 25-year retrospective of the station's finest programs.
Hauser was also a pioneer in the emerging area of "how-to" programs, producing such public television classics as MAKING THINGS GROW (Thalassa Cruso), MAGGIE & the beautiful machine! (Maggie Lettvin), ERICA! (Erica Wilson) (format & design only), Walsh's Animals (John Walsh) and many others. This type of program was often the central component of audience-building campaigns for public television stations around the country.
Summit Hill (St. Paul) House Tour 2008.
Services for the Blind, The Communication Center.
Heritage Preservation Commission, City of Saint Paul, MN (1997-8, Secretary).
|1999-1994||Chair, Task Force|
Department of Public Works, City of Saint Paul. Neighborhoods Task Force on Infrastructure.
Department of Planning and Economic Development, City of Saint Paul.
|1997, 1994||Member, Task Forces|
Downtown Urban Design, The Historic Saint Paul Foundation. Responsible for several public education projects including Historic Preservation Commission informational brochures and public presentation.
|1991-1979||Member & Officer (inc. President)|
Ridgewood-Wilton Neighborhood Association, Los Angeles. Spearheaded many projects, including zoning changes to control development, traffic control, tree-planting and most significantly, the creation of an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone for this neighborhood of Craftsman houses. Cited by Los Angeles Public Works for service to the City.
Teaching, Curriculum Design & Coaching
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