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University of Texas at Austin
Dissertation: Crafting Digital Cinema: Cinematographers in Contemporary Hollywood
University of Texas at Austin
Thesis: Electrification, Cinema, and Broadcasting, 1882-1939.
B.A., Liberal Arts
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington
A.D. Hutchison Continuing Fellowship (University of Texas)
Foundation Scholar Award (The Evergreen State College)
Areas of Scholarly and Teaching Interest
Media studies, media and film history, production studies and media industry studies, political economy of media, video and digital production, communication technologies, technology studies and history of technology, cultural policy, independent and alternative media, cultural production, online scholarship and publishing, screenwriting, cultural studies, aesthetics and historical poetics.
Instructor of record: Introduction to Mass Media, Online and Studio News Production, Introduction to Film Studies, Media, Culture, & Technology, Media Interpretation & Criticism , Media Audiences, Screenwriting, History of Radio and Television. Assistant: Journalism – Broadcast News sequence, Television Criticism, Development of the Motion Picture (Film History), Introduction to Editing
Associate Producer, Living Springs Interactive Documentary Project, Karen Kocher, Producer. 2010-
State Coordinator/Media Producer, PBS TeacherLine, KLRU-TV (PBS), Austin, Texas, 2007-09
Research Associate, Telecommunications and Information Policy Institute, UT-Austin. Sharon Strover, director. 2001-2003.
Company Member, AHA! Theatre, Seattle, Washington, 1992-1996.
Production Manager, Sandler Film, Ashland, Oregon, 1992.
Studio Director (News), KOBI-TV (NBC), Medford, Oregon, 1991-1992.
“Cultural Policy, the Public Sphere, and the Struggle to Define Low Power FM Radio.” Journal of Radio Studies, 13:1, May 2006.
Reports, Chapters, and Other Publication
“Camera Unleashed: Cinematography after 2000,” Behind the Silver Screen: Cinematography. Patrick Keating, ed. (Rutgers University Press, forthcoming)
“In Focus: Engaging Academic and Non-academic Communities through Online Scholarly Work.” with Avi Santo. Cinema Journal, Winter 2009.
“Broadcasting.” Encyclopedia of Television. Ed. Horace Newcomb, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishing, 2004
“Speaking to the Air: A History of the Idea of Communications, by John Peters” (book review) Cyberculture Resource Center, http://www.com.washington.edu/rccs/. Ed. David Silver, 2003
“Social Class and Radio.” Encyclopedia of Radio. Ed. Christopher Sterling, Fitzroy Dearborn Publishing, 2003
“Links to the Future: The Role of Information and Telecommunications Technology in Appal-achian Economic Development.” a report for the Appalachian Regional Commission. Michael Oden, Sharon Strover, Nobuya Inagaki, Jeremy Gustafson, and Christopher Lucas, June 2002
“Community Networking in Texas: An Interim Evaluation Report for the Texas Infrastructure Fund Board.” Jody Waters, Sharon Strover, Gary Chapman, Christopher Lucas and Carolyn Cunningham. Telecommunication and Information Policy Institute, 2002.
“The End of Cinematography.” Society for Cinema Studies Conference, Chicago, March 2013
Panelist: “From Suits to Talent: Management in the Culture Industries,” Flow Conference, Austin, Texas, November 2012
“The Great Divide: Production Studies in Film and Television.” Accepted for the Society for Cinema Studies Conference, New Orleans, March 2011
“‘Film isn’t dead, some people are just trying to kill it’: Cinematographers in Conglomerate Hollywood.” National Communication Association conference, San Francisco, November 2010.
Panelist, “The Future of Academic Writing and Tenure Evaluation,” a Flow Colloquium, October 2009, Austin, Texas.
Panel moderator, “Media Industries and Media Studies,” Flow Conference, October 2008, Austin, Texas.
“The End of Craft?: Digital Production, Craft Cultures, and the New Televisuality.” accepted to Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference, Chicago, 2007.
“Open Access Media Scholarship.” Presented on the panel, “Academic Publishing in the Digital Age.” The Flow Conference, Austin, October 2006.
“Studying Digital Cinematographers: Aesthetics, Media Studies, and Craft Cultures.” Chair: Dudley Andrew. Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference, Vancouver, March 2006
“Technical and Institutional Aspects of Setting Up Flow ” Workshop presentation for “An Economy of the Gift: Should Scholarship Be Available for Free?” Chair: Jeremy Butler. Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference, Vancouver, March 2006
“Cultural Policy and the Struggle to Define Low Power FM Radio.” International Communications Association conference, New Orleans, June 2004
“Dark Shadows Diary: Using family history to teach television.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference, Atlanta, March 2004.
“Seeking Community in Community Networks in Texas” International Communications Assoc. conference (co-author with Sharon Strover and Jody Waters), New Orleans, June 2004
“That Ever Absorbing Topic’: Movie Exhibition and Electrification, 1900-1915,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference, Minneapolis, March 2003.
“Electricity Matters: Building Power and Radio Networks in Texas, 1922-1939” (interactive display session), International Communication Association, Washington, D.C., May 2001
Award: Top Interactive Display, Communication and Technology Division
“Juicing up the Movies: Early Cinema and Electricity, 1900-1910,” American Cultures, University of Texas at Austin, September 2001
“Music for Minivans: Notes on Radio Disney,” presented to Southwest Popular Culture Association conference, Albuquerque, March 2001
“Another Ignorant Schoolmaster: The Common Craft Show.” In Media Res. http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/videos/. Ed. Avi Santo, 2007
Founder and Coordinating Editor, FLOW: A Critical Forum on Television and Media Culture, 2004-2005.
Flow is an online journal of media culture, featuring an international roster of scholars writing short, topical, theoretically-informed series of columns on a bi-weekly schedule. .
Volunteer. Gnap! Theatre Projects, Austin, Texas, 2008-2010. Video production and technical support.
Workshop Leader. CinemaKids: Media Production workshop for Youth. Cinematexas Film Festival, September 2006-2010.
Member. Austin Partners for Media Justice, 2006. A network of community media, social justice and technology groups focused on enabling Austin communities by creating a common social space to address vital issues and explore solutions that improve quality of life in Greater Austin (http://www.austinmediajustice.org/).
Member. Faculty hiring committee (TV Studies). Department of Radio-TV-Film, 2002. Chair: John Downing
Chair, coordinating committee, Transparencies: Technology, Communication, Culture graduate student conference, Department of Radio-TV-Film, 2002 and 2003
Opening Remarks: “Cultural Technologies”
Chair, student steering committee for establishing RTF Graduate Research Center, 2001
ASPECTS: Advancing Students Professional Excellence with Certificates in Teaching, University of Texas’ Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment, 2004-2006.
Science, Technology, and Society Studies Program, “Consulting and Publication, A Graduate Student Workshop,” Dr. Leslie Jarmon and Dr. Elizabeth Keating, University of Texas at Austin, June 14-25, 2004.
XIV Giornate Fiorentine della Comunicazione (attended three programs: “After September 11: Media, Narratives, Conflicts and Interculturality,” “Eurofiction,” and the “European Masters in Communication Summer School”), University of Florence, June 19-27, 2002.
Tools for Teaching: A Conference for Experienced Teaching Assistants, Center for Teaching Effectiveness, University of Texas at Austin, January 26, 2002.