Miranda Dean holds a B.A. in Film Studies-Film Production from Keene State College in Keene, NH. She briefly attended FAMU (The Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic) where she expanded and honed her filmmaking skills in many areas. Miranda expresses her work through the mediums of animation, experimental documentary film (16mm and digital – though preferably 16mm), and analog photography. The basis of Miranda’s work centers around the theory of indexing (indexology), with large interest in indexing humans in their current state. She also holds interest in indexing places that are absent of human presence. This work has begun to evolve into a project of examining humans (both in their ecosystems and their ecosystem without them) in an attempt to explain through exploration what she classifies as the ‘current human condition’. Her work is influenced by anthropology, biology, chemistry, linguistics, and psychology (along with many other things). Her intention is to make art that shows the truth of the world to the world in a way that is relatable. She currently works at Keene State College as the Media Technology and Equipment Specialist for the Film Department, and occasionally teaches courses on 16mm film production and experimental filmmaking.