UC New Media Research Directory
Pope, Stephen Travis
November 12th, 2008 under Faculty. [ Comments: none ]

Senior Research Specialist, Department of Music, UCSB; Senior Continuing Lecturer, Graduate Program in Media Arts and Technology, UCSB
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Stephen Pope

Stephen Travis Pope, is a composer of computer music, software developer, and social and spiritual activist based in Santa Barbara, California. He is affiliated with the Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE), in the Dept. of Music at UC Santa Barbara, and the Graduate Program in Media Arts and Technology (MAT). His music and video compositions are released through HeavenEverywhere, and the NY-based Electronic Music Foundation released a triple-disc set (2 CDs and 1 DVD) retrospective of his music/video works in 2007. Stephen is also a practising Quaker, a conscientious objection counsellor, a trained Reiki practitioner, a facilitator in the Alternatives to Violence Project, and prison clergy registered with the California Dept. of Corrections.

In his 25 years experience in software research and development, Stephen has undertaken projects at the Vienna Music Academy, the Mozarteum, Stanford University, U. C. Berkeley, the Swedish Institute for Computer Science, the Technical University of Berlin, STEIM in Amsterdam, and U. C. Santa Barbara. He has over 100 publications on topics related to artificial intelligence, graphics and user interfaces, integrated programming environments, object-oriented programming, music theory and composition, distributed systems, and digital multimedia.

In parallel with his academic career, he has held technical and managerial positions at PCS/ Cadmus Computers in Munich, Xerox PARC, ParcPlace Systems (now Cincom), Predixis (now MusicIP) and Expertcity.com (now Citrix-Online) in California, and a variety of other US-based, European and Asian industry and defense organizations. Stephen lived in Europe (Austria, France and Germany) from 1977-86, and has spent several years there since then (Holland, Sweden and Germany).

Stephen’s primary multi-year research projects have revolved around the issues of models and languages for sound/music processing, tools for developing and deploying distributed real-time software, multi-channel spatial sound processing and performance, and signal analysis and statistical processing for music information retrieval.

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Presner, Todd
June 13th, 2007 under Faculty. [ Comments: none ]

Associate Professor, Germanic Languages, Jewish Studies, UCLA Home page

Todd PresnerTodd Presner is Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Jewish Studies at the University of California Los Angeles. His research focuses on European intellectual history, the history of media, visual culture, digital humanities, and cultural geography. He is the author of two books: The first, Mobile Modernity: Germans, Jews, Trains (Columbia University Press, 2007), maps German-Jewish intellectual history onto the development of the railway system; the second, Muscular Judaism: The Jewish Body and the Politics of Regeneration (Routledge, 2007), analyzes the aesthetic dimensions of the strong Jewish body. His recent articles have appeared in PMLA, Modernism/Modernity, German Politics and Society, Telos, and Cyberinfrastructure Technology Watch.

He is the founder and director of two digital mapping projects that utilize GIS to explore the layered cultural histories of city spaces: Hypermedia Berlin (an interactive, web-based research tool and collaborative authoring environment for analyzing the cultural, architectural, and urban history of Berlin) and HyperCities, a dynamic platform for linking physical space with geo-temporal information. His current research focus on the development of the geo-spatial web, augmented reality, issues of temporality and GIS, and the technical media that enable visualizations of complex city spaces.

At UCLA, he directs an initiative called “Media, Technology, and Culture,” which is charged with creating new intellectual tools, pedagogical and curricular practices, research methodologies, and disciplinary paradigms for the humanities in the 21st century. He is also the Chair of the Center for Digital Humanities Faculty Advisory Committee.

Spieker, Sven
May 16th, 2007 under Faculty. [ Comments: none ]

Associate Professor, Comparative Literature Program, Department of Germanic, Slavic and Semitic Studies, Department of History of Art and Architecture, UCSB
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Sven SpiekerSven Spieker is the editor of ARTMargins, an online journal devoted to the visual arts and aesthetic theory in Eastern and Central Europe. At UCSB he specializes in European modernism, with an emphasis on the Eastern European avant-gardes, postwar and contemporary literature and art (especially in Eastern and Central Europe), and media history. Spieker’s recent graduate seminars have included a seminar on the digital image at the intersection of art and science. In 2005, Spieker organized a two-day conference devoted to the same issue at UCSB’s Interdisciplinary Humanities Center. Spieker is the editor of a collection of essays on the uses of the administrative bureaucracy and its media in art and literature (Leidenschaften der Bürokratie: Kultur- und Mediengeschichte im Archiv. Berlin, 2004). His most recent publication is The Big Archive. The Birth of Modernism from the Spirit of the Bureaucracy (forthcoming from the MIT Press, 2008). The book deals with analogue archives in art and science, mapping a conceptual field that allows us to say with greater precision where the boundary between analogue and digital archives might fall. For more information, visit Spieker’s web page.

LaFarge, Antoinette
April 6th, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Associate Professor of Digital Media, UC Irvine; Associate Director of the UCI Game Culture and Technology Lab; Director of Academic Computing for the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UCI
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Antoinette LaFargeAntoinette LaFarge has a particular interest in constructed realities, including computer-mediated performance, net-based improvisation, online role-playing games, avatar performance, playable media, nonlinear narrative, fictive art, and geofiction. Recent mixed-reality and intermedia performance works include Demotic (2003/2006), The Roman Forum Project (2003), Reading Frankenstein (2003), Virtual Live (2002), and The Roman Forum (2000). She has co-curated two groundbreaking exhibitions on computer games and art: “ALT+CTRL: A Festival of Independent and Alternative Games” (2003) and “SHIFT-CTRL: Computers, Games, and Art” (2000) at UCI’s Beall Center for Art and Technology. She is the founder and artistic director of the Plaintext Players, a pioneering online Internet performance troupe that has appeared at numerous international venues, including the 1997 Venice Biennale and documenta X. She is also the founder and director of the Museum of Forgery, a virtual institution dedicated to opening up the cultural dialogue around forgery and related practices such as appropriation. She is associate editor of the anthology Searching for Sebald (2007), and her critical writing and fiction have appeared in several books, including Benjamin’s Blind Spot (2001). Recent publications include “Media Commedia” (Leonardo, 2005), “25 Propositions on the Art of Networlds” (Anthology of Art, 2002), and “Marcel Duchamp and the Museum of Forgery” (Tout-Fait: The Marcel Duchamp Studies Online Journal, 2002). From 1995 to 1998 she served as Guest Editor of the annual Digital Salon issue of Leonardo.

Goldfarb, Brian
April 4th, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Associate Professor, Communication Dept., UC San Diego
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Kevin C. AlmerothBrian Goldfarb is a digital media artist, curator, and Associate Professor of Communication at the University of California, San Diego. His research and visual media production focuses on media studies and contemporary visual and digital culture. His book, Visual Pedagogy: Media Cultures in and beyond the Classroom, (Duke University Press, 2002), considers how media technologies were used in the second half of the 20th century to advance a model of pedagogy across the arts, education, and postcolonial politics in the United States and globally. Goldfarb’s digital art projects have been exhibited internationally, and on the Web. His Ocular Convergence, an interactive, fictional, and critical examination of digital prosthetics for enhancing vision, has been exhibited in museums throughout the US , Mexico City, Calgary, Paris and Johannesburg. Goldfarb was education curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in NYC from 1994-7, where he organized “alt.youth.media” (Fall 1996), an exhibition of computer art, video, and popular print media (zines) by and for youth.

Goldfarb’s current projects include Global Tourette, a digital documentary and media exchange project that engages cultural and professional responses to Tourette Syndrome in the US, Argentina, Mexico, Germany and other contexts internationally. He is also working on Sense Ability: Fragments on Media Pedagogy, Digital Prosthetics and Assistive Technology explores the roles of visual culture and technology in shaping the concept of [dis]ability and in the development of techniques for assessing and supporting disabilities relating to the senses and communication. Sense Ability considers the role of visual culture, and these technologies in particular, in the emergence of sensory disability as a concept, and in the development of techniques for aiding and augmenting physical and sensory abilities since the late 19th century.

Goldberg, Ken
April 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Professor, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR), Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), and School of Information (I-School), UC Berkeley
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Ken GoldbergKen Goldberg is an artist and professor of robotics at UC Berkeley. His work has been exhibited at the Whitney Biennial, Venice Biennale, Pompidou Center (Paris), Walker Art Center, Ars Electronica (Linz Austria), ZKM (Karlsruhe), ICC Biennale (Tokyo), Kwangju Biennale (Seoul), Artists Space, and The Kitchen (New York). He has held visiting positions at San Francisco ArtInstitute, MIT Media Lab, and Pasadena Art Center. Goldberg was awarded the National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award in 1994, the NSF Presidential Faculty Fellowship in 1995, and named IEEE Fellow in 2005. The Tribe, a short film he co-wrote, was selected for the Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals. Ballet Mori, a multi-media project he developed to commemorate the 1906 Earthquake, was performed by the SF Ballet at the San Francisco Opera House.

Linn, Marcia
March 28th, 2007 under Faculty. [ Comments: none ]

Professor, Cognition and Development, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley
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Marcia Linn

Marcia Linn directs one of the 13 Centers for Learning and Teaching funded by the National Science Foundation: the Technology-Enhanced Learning in Science (TELS) center. Established by the National Science Foundation as a national Center for Learning and Teaching, TELS develops instructional programs that use educational technology to help middle school and high school students master complex scientific concepts. TELS includes seven universities, a nonprofit educational research and development organization, and seven school districts. All TELS instructional programs fulfill local and national standards for science education. As an integral part of our mission, we educate graduate students and offer professional development for participating teachers. The school districts provide the setting for our research, assessments, and professional development programs. The TELS teachers collaborate on research projects in their district, providing a practitioner’s perspective, participate in our annual summer retreat, and organize workshops for other science teachers in their district.

A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Marcia Linn investigates science teaching and learning, gender equity, and design of technology-enhanced learning environments. In 1998, the Council of Scientific Society Presidents selected her for its first award in educational research. In 1994, the National Association for Research in Science Teaching presented her with its Award for Lifelong Distinguished Contributions to Science Education. She has accepted invitations to contribute as a Fulbright Professor at the Weizmann Institute in Israel; as a Visiting Fellow at University College, London; and as a Visiting Fellow at the Institute J. J. Rousseau in Geneva, Switzerland, where she worked with Jean Piaget. Her board service includes the American Association for the Advancement of Science board, the Graduate Record Examination board of the Educational Testing Service, the McDonnell Foundation Cognitive Studies in Education Practice board, and the Education and Human Resources Directorate at the National Science Foundation.

Dyson, Frances
March 21st, 2007 under Faculty. [ Comments: none ]

Associate Professor of Technocultural Studies, University of California, Davis
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Frances Dyson (Ph.D), is an Associate Professor in Technocultural Studies, with a research and artistic focus on sound, new media and cyberculture in contemporary theory and practice. For the past two years Dyson has been a researcher in residence at the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology, Montreal where her web based project “And then it was Now” has recently been published.

Recent essays have appeared in Frakcija, special issue on Rhetoric, (Zagreb, 2006); Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, special issue on “Hybrid identities in Digital Media,” Winter, 2005 (London: Sage), and the Biennale of Sydney Catalogue, Art Gallery of NSW, Australia, 2004 (also published on
www.catherinerichards.ca/html/essays.htm). Book chapters have appeared in Catherine Richard’s Excitable Tissues (Ottawa Art Gallery) 2004; Uncertain Ground, (Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales) 2000, The Virtual Dimension: Architecture,
Representation, and Crash Culture,
(New York: Princeton Architectural Press) 1998,
Immersed in Technology (Massachusetts: MIT Press) 1996; and Wireless
Imagination: Sound, Radio and the Avant-Garde
, (Cambridge: The MIT Press,

For over a decade Dyson has also been a regular contributor to Australia’s premier audio arts program, The Listening Room (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), and her audio artwork can be heard on Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Air America Radio archives.

Currently, Dyson is a member of the Technoscience, Culture and the Arts, and the Technovisual Cultures Research Interest Groups at UC Davis, and is completing a book on sound and new media.

Ostertag, Bob
March 12th, 2007 under Faculty. [ Comments: none ]

Professor of Technocultural Studies and Music, UC Davis

Bob OstertagComposer, performer, historian, instrument builder, journalist, activist, kayak instructor ­ Bob Ostertag’s work cannot easily be summarized or pigeon-holed. He has published 21 CDs of music, two movies, two DVDs, and two books. His writings on contemporary politics have been published on every continent and in many languages. Electronic instruments of his own design are at the cutting edge of both music and video performance technology. He has performed at music, film, and multi-media festivals around the globe. His radically diverse collaborators include the Kronos Quartet, avant garder John Zorn, heavy metal star Mike Patton, jazz great Anthony Braxton, dyke punk rocker Lynn Breedlove, drag diva Justin Bond, Quebecois film maker Pierre Hébert, and others. He is rumored to have connections to the shadowy media guerrilla group The Yes Men. In March 2006 Ostertag made all of his recordings to which he owns the rights available as free digital downloads under a Creative Commons license. He is currently Professor of Technocultural Studies and Music at the University of California at Davis.

Kaplan, Caren
March 6th, 2007 under Faculty. [ Comments: none ]

Professor of Women and Gender Studies, Cultural Studies Graduate Group, UC Davis

Caren KaplanThe product of interdisciplinary initiatives in higher education in the U.S. in the 1970’s and 80’s, Caren Kaplan studied gender and legal philosophy as an undergraduate at Hampshire College and postcolonial studies of travel and displacement in the PhD program in History of Consciousness at UC Santa Cruz. She has critiqued neo-colonial discourses of mobility in feminist studies and other academic fields–work that resulted in several essays, articles and the monograph Questions of Travel: Postmodern Discourses of Displacement (Duke 1996). With long-time collaborator Inderpal Grewal, she has written numerous articles and co-edited Scattered Hegemonies: Postmodernity and Transnational Feminist Practices (Minnesota 1994) and Introduction to Women’s Studies: Gender in a Transnational World (McGraw-Hill 2001, 2005). She has also co-edited Between Woman and Nation: Transnational Feminisms and the State (Duke 1999) with Norma Alarcon and Minoo Moallem. Her current research focuses on militarization, transnational consumer culture, and location technologies including published articles on mobility and air power and the consumer subjects of the first U.S. Persian Gulf war. Her first multimedia piece, created with Reagan Kelly, “Dead Reckoning: Vision, Mobility, and the Social Construction of Targets,” has been published in Vectors 2:2 (2007). Her forthcoming book, Transporting the Subject: U.S. Technoscience, Militarization, and Cosmopolitan Modernities (Duke 2008) inquires specifically into the emergence of modes of seeing following the rise of aviation and aerial perspective in military and civilian culture in the 20th and 21st centuries. In 2006-07 she is recipient of an inaugural ACLS Digital Innovation research fellowship and she is working on a new multimedia piece on contemporary wars and location technologies.

Professor Kaplan has been engaged in program building in new media and technology studies for some time. At UC Berkeley she co-founded the Berkeley Center for Globalization and Information Technology (2000-03) and she was affiliated faculty in the New Media Initiative. At UC Davis, she has co-founded the Davis Humanities Institute Research Cluster in “Technology, Culture, and the Arts” and the Center for Research on Women in “Technovisual Cultures: Feminism and New Media Technologies.” The graduate group in Cultural Studies, which she chairs, encourages interdisciplinary studies in technology, new media, and the arts and welcomes applications for the PhD program in those interest areas.

Niemeyer, Greg
March 2nd, 2007 under Faculty. [ Comments: none ]

Associate Director, Art, Technology and Culture Lecture Series; Assistant Professor of New Media, UC Berkeley
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Greg Niemeyer Born in Switzerland in 1967, Greg Niemeyer studied Classics and Photography. He started working with new media when he arrived in the Bay Area in 1992 and he received his MFA from Stanford University in New Media in 1997. At the same time, he founded the Stanford University Digital Art Center, which he directed until 2001, when he was appointed at UC Berkeley as Assistant Professor for New Media. At UC Berkeley, he is involved in the development of the Center for New Media, focusing on the critical analysis of the impact of new media on human experiences.

His creative work focuses on the mediation between humans as individuals and humans as a collective through technological means, and emphasizes playful responses to technology. His most recognized projects were Gravity (Cooper Union, NYC, 1997), PING (SFMOMA, 2001), Oxygen Flute (SJMA, 2002), Organum (Pacific Film Archive, 2003), Ping 2.0 (Paris, La Villette Numerique, 2004), Organum Playtest (2005), and Good Morning Flowers (SFIFF 2006, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt, 2006).

Kalay, Yehuda E.
February 22nd, 2007 under Faculty. [ Comments: none ]

Professor, Architecture Department; Director of the Center for New Media, UC Berkeley

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Yehuda Kalay

Professor Kalay is the editor-in-chief (for Architecture) of Automation in Construction (an international refereed journal published by Elsevier), and a founding member and past president of ACADIA (Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture). Twice he has held the Lady Davis Professorship at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. He has authored and/or edited six books, and published 71 refereed articles on various topics related to computer-aided design, including building representation, performance evaluation, multi-disciplinary collaboration, knowledge-based design, and virtual place-making. Professor Kalay teaches courses in computer-aided architectural design, evaluation and prediction in design, design collaboration, multi-user virtual environments, semantically-rich representation of design, the nature of design knowledge, design decision-making, design process management, and research methods in design theory and new media. His current research focuses on web-accessible multi-user virtual environments (MUVE) and multi-disciplinary collaborative design.

 Links:      Home Page | Center for New Media

Computing and telecommunication have become the new media of architecture. They impact the methods architects use to design buildings, the buildings themselves, and even how they are used. My efforts are directed towards understanding the impacts of New Media on the processes, and the products, and the profession of Architecture, towards educating students to become professionals who can operate in this new environment, and to have some measure of influence on its direction.

Rinehart, Richard
February 22nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Digital Media Director and Adjunct Curator, UC Berkeley’s Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive

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Ricard Rinehart

Richard Rinehart has taught studio and theory of digital art at UC Berkeley since 2000 and has also been visiting faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute, UC Santa Cruz, San Francisco State University, Sonoma State University, and JFK University. Richard sits on the Executive Committee of the UC Berkeley Center for New Media and previously on the Board of Directors for New Langton Arts in San Francisco. Richard curates digital art exhibitions and programs for theBerkeley Art Museum, curated digital art for New Langton Arts for six years, and has also curated or juried for ISEA2006/ZeroOne, Creative Capital Foundation, Djerassi Foundation, Marin Arts Council, and San Jose City/Airport Project. Richard manages research projects in the area of digital culture, including the NEA-funded project, “Archiving the Avant Garde,” a national consortium of museums and artists distilling the essence of digital art in order to document and preserve it. Richard is also a working digital media artist whose work has been exhibited at Exit Art, New York; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; GenArtSF; New Langton Arts; and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

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Martin, W. Mike
February 22nd, 2007 under Faculty. [ Comments: none ]

Professor-in-Residence of Architecture, UC-Berkeley; Director, Education Abroad Program, Sweden

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W. Mike Martin

Professor Mike Martin’s teaching and research focuses on the study of practice, collaborative design, work-studies of practice, and storytelling as a means of knowledge transfer. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He has served as President Elect of the San Francisco Chapter of the AIA, as editor of Architecture California (AIACC), and has received an Honorable Mention in the 2002 NCARB Prize for his Building Stories: A Case Study Analysis of Practice project. Current writings include Fundamental Processes in Concurrent Design and Construction, Progress Through Partnerships: The Changing Profession/Changing the Profession, and a book on Building Stories: A Case Study Approach to Practice.

Professor Martin completed his term as Chair of the Architecture Department in June 2006. He is on leave for the 2006-07 and 2007-08 academic years, serving as the Education Abroad Study Center Director for the University of California system in Lund, Sweden, and Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Harley, Diane
February 22nd, 2007 under Faculty. [ Comments: none ]

Senior Researcher, UC Berkeley’s Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE)

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Diane Harley

Diane Harley is an anthropologist and senior researcher at UC Berkeley’s Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE). Her research focuses on the policy implications of integrating new media into complex academic environments. Areas of investigation include digital resource use in the arts and humanities, the economics of educational technologies, cross border e-learning, the future of general education, and the relationship between faculty culture and emerging models of scholarly communication. As Executive Director of Berkeley’s Multimedia Research Center (BMRC) she contributed to the development, deployment, and evaluation of the prototype for Berkeley Webcast. Prior to her work at UC, Diane managed multimedia education projects with various universities, publishers, museums, and software developers, as well as taught undergraduate and graduate courses in anthropology and human biology. She holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Anthropology from UC Berkeley.

Diane is currently co-Principal Investigator for a large project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: Assessing the Future Landscape of Scholarly Communication. This work is focused on the needs and desires of faculty for “in-progress” scholarly communication (i.e., forms of communication employed as research is being executed) as well as archival publication.

Barsky, Brian A.
February 22nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Professor of Computer Science and Affiliate Professor of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of California at Berkeley; member, the Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering, an interdisciplinary and inter-campus program, between UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco.

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Brian A. Barsky

Brian A. Barsky’s research interests include computer aided geometric design and modeling, interactive three-dimensional computer graphics, visualization in scientific computing, computer aided cornea modeling and visualization, medical imaging, and virtual environments for surgical simulation.

He is a co-author of the book An Introduction to Splines for Use in Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling, co-editor of the book Making Them Move: Mechanics, Control, and Animation of Articulated Figures, and author of the book Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling Using Beta-splines. He has published 120 technical articles in this field and has been a speaker at many international meetings.

He has been working in spline curve/surface representation and their applications in computer graphics and geometric modeling for many years. He is applying his knowledge of curve/surface representations as well as his computer graphics experience to improving videokeratography and corneal topographic mapping, forming a mathematical model of the cornea, and providing computer visualization of patients’ corneas to clinicians. This has applications in the design and fabrication of contact lenses, and in laser vision correction surgery. His current research, called Vision-Realistic Rendering is developing new three-dimensional rendering techniques for the computer generation of synthetic images that will simulate the vision of specific individuals based on their actual patient data using measurements from a instrument a Shack-Hartmann wavefront aberrometery device.

Milburn, Colin
February 14th, 2007 under Faculty. [ Comments: none ]

Assistant Professor, English Department; Member, Science & Technology Studies Program, UC Davis
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Colin MilburnColin Milburn is Assistant Professor of English and a member of the Science & Technology Studies Program at UC Davis. His research focuses on the intersections of science, literature, and media technologies. He is especially interested in science fiction; Gothic horror; the history of biology; the history of physics; comic books, film, and new media; and posthumanism. His book about the onrushing era of nanotechnology, Nanovision: Engineering the Future, is forthcoming from Duke University Press. He is now completing a related project about nanoscience and videogames, while also working on a book about monsters and abnormal organisms in the biological sciences, currently entitled Monstrology. At UC Davis, he is affiliated with the Critical Theory and Cultural Studies programs, as well as the research cluster in Technoscience, Culture, and the Arts.

Clover, Joshua
February 11th, 2007 under Faculty. [ Comments: none ]

Associate Professor, English Department, UC Davis; Affiliated member of the UC Davis Critical Theory and Film Studies Programs
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Joshua CloverJoshua Clover is an Associate Professor of English Literature at University of California Davis, affiliated with Critical Theory and Film Studies. His most recent book of poetry,The Totality for Kids, was named on of the Village Voice’s top 25 books of 2006; his previous, Madonna anno domini, won the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. He has published a volume on The Matrix for the British Film Institute’s Modern Classics series, considering its function as an allegory of political economy for the millennial information worker. He is co-founder of the 21st Century Poetics talk series (“C21P”) at Berkeley; founding member of the Technoscience, Culture and the Arts research cluster at UC Davis; and contributes to the New York Times. Recent presented work includes an essay on the episteme of “the real” and mobility in relation to file sharing; and various projects related to “weltsystemaffekt,” the vanishing affect of one’s participation in world systems. In 2007, he co-curated the conference on the Extreme Contemporary for Stanford’s Center for the Study of the Novel.

Warner, William B.
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Chair and Professor of the UC Santa Barbara English Department, and Director of the UC Digital Cultures Project
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William B. WarnerWilliam Warner’s central interests include eighteenth-century British and American literature and cultural studies, the novel, literary and cultural theory, media studies, and law and literature (free speech and censorship). He is the author of Reading Clarissa: The Struggles of Interpretation (Yale Univ. Press, 1979); Chance and the Text of Experience: Freud, Nietzsche and Shakespeare’s Hamlet (Cornell Univ. Press, 1986); and Licensing Entertainment: the Elevation of Novel Reading in Eighteenth Century Britain (Univ. of California Press, 1998). Professor Warner is the founder and director of the Digital Cultures Project (a Univ. of California Multi-Campus Research Group) and a participant in the UC Santa Barbara Transcriptions Project. He is currently at work on a book on media of the Enlightenment period in relation to contemporary information-technology culture. Professor Warner joined UC Santa Barbara isn 1997. He received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1977, and has also taught at the State University of New York, Buffalo.

Rose, Mark
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Associate Vice Chancellor and Professor of English, UC Santa Barbara
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Mark RoseMark Rose is Professor in the English Department and Associate Vice Chancellor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he has taught since 1977. He received a B.Litt. from Oxford University in 1963 and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1967 and has taught at Yale University and the University of Illinois as well as at UCSB. From 1989 to 1994 he was Director of the systemwide University of California Humanities Research Institute, located on the Irvine campus. He is the author of many books on subjects ranging from Shakespeare to Science Fiction as well as of Authors and Owners: The Invention of Copyright (Harvard Univ. Press, 1993), which was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. He also frequently serves as a consultant and expert in litigation involving allegations of copyright infringement. His current interests include both Shakespeare and the history and theory of intellectual property. He was a member of the Digital Cultures Project, a University of California Multi-Campus Research Group in 2000-2005.

Pasternack, Carol Braun
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Associate Professor of English and Medieval Studies Program, UC Santa Barbara
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Carol Braun PasternackCarol Braun Pasternack is Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1983, and her central interests include Old and Middle English literature; history of the English language; oral and textual theory; and gender in the Middle Ages. She has served as Chair and Co-Chair of the Medieval Studies Program at UC Santa Barbara, and she is the author of The Textuality of Old English Poetry (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1995), as well as articles on oral and textual theory, and gender and sexuality. In addition, she has co-edited three collections of essays, Vox intexta: Orality and Textuality in the Middle Ages with A. N. Doane (Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 1991), Gender and Difference in the Middle Ages with Sharon Farmer (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2003), and Sex and Sexuality in Anglo-Saxon England with Lisa M. C. Weston (Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2004). Pasternack is currently at work on a book titled Sex and Text in Anglo-Saxon England. She is a participant in the UC Santa Barbara Medieval Studies Program and Transcriptions Project.

Parks, Lisa
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Associate Professor of Film Studies and Center for Information Technology and Society Humanities Coordinator, UC Santa Barbara
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Lisa ParksLisa Parks is the author of Cultures in Orbit: Satellites and the Televisual (Duke Univ. Press 2005) and co-editor of Planet TV: A Global Television Studies Reader (NYU Press 2002) and of Red Noise: Television Studies and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Duke Univ. Press forthcoming). She has published in numerous books and in journals such as Screen, Television and New Media, Convergence: A Journal of New Media Technologies, Ecumene: A Journal of Cultural Geography, and Social Identities. She won a Distinguished Teaching Award at UCSB in 2002 and has taught as a visiting professor in the School of Cinema-TV at USC and at the Institute for Graduate Study in the Humanities in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Parks teaches courses such as global media, television history, television and new media theory, video art and activism, war and media, advanced film analysis, and feminist media criticism. She is also co-producer of Experiments in Satellite Media Arts, a DVD produced with Ursula Biemann at the Makrolab in 2002, and is a co-investigator in several international funded projects including the Missing Links/Oxygen Media Research Project (UCSB-Utrecht) and the Transcultural Geography Project (Zurich-Cologne-Ljubljana). Parks sits on the editorial boards of the Velvet Light Trap e-journal and on the advisory board of the Center for Information Technology and Society at UCSB, where she is also taking on the new role of Humanities Coordinator. She is currently writing a new book called “Mixed Signals: Media Technologies, Geography, and Mobility.”

Newfield, Christopher
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Professor of English, UC Santa Barbara
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Christopher NewfieldChristopher Newfield is Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his Ph.D. in American literature from Cornell University in 1988, and his central interests include American culture after 1830, with particular attention to fiction since 1940; race; sexuality; affect; crime; California; and corporate culture. Professor Newfield’s most recent book is Ivy and Industry: Business and the Making of the American University, 1880-1980 (Duke Univ. Press, 2004). He earlier published The Emerson Effect: Individualism and Submission in America (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1996) as well as co-edited Mapping Multiculturalism (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1996) and After Political Correctness: The Humanities and Society in the 1990s (Westview, 1995). Currently, he is at work on two further books: The Empowerment Wars, which explores the literature, management theory, and everyday life of cubicle dwellers in corporate America; and Starting Up, Starting Over, an eyewitness account of the underside of the “New Economy” in Southern California. He is a faculty member of UC Santa Barbara’s interdisciplinary American Cultures and Global Contexts Center, as well as a participant in the NEH-funded Teaching with Technology project at UCSB titled Transcriptions: Literature and the Culture of Information, for which he has taught courses on Silicon Valley culture.

Mohr, John
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Associate Professor of Sociology; Associate Dean of the Graduate Division, UC Santa Barbara
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Noah Wardrip-FruinJohn Mohr researches and teaches organizational theory, the sociology of culture, historical analysis, the welfare state, and qualitative/quantitative methods of research at UC Santa Barbara. Originally trained as an organizational sociologist, Mohr seeks to bring together the theoretical concerns of post-structuralist semiotic theory with network based mathematical approaches to the analysis of relational systems. He is particularly interested in the use of dual mode styles of formal analysis (such as lattice analysis and correspondence analysis) to link systems of discourse to systems of practice. He serves on the Editorial Boards of both Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Literature, the Media, and the Arts, and Theory and Society. Mohr has served as Associate Dean of the Graduate Division at UCSB, in which capacity he was also chair of the UC-AGEP (Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate) Steering committee. During his tenure as chair, the UC-AGEP successfully applied for and received a 5 year, $10 million extension of its NSF funding. Mohr also served as one of three PIs on the UC-DIGSSS (Diversity Initiative for Graduate Study in the Social Sciences) NSF grant, which provides three years of funding ($900,000) for social science diversity efforts at UCSB, UCLA and UC-Berkeley. In addition, Mohr initiated the UCSB Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP).

Meadow, Mark
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture, UC Santa Barbara; Co-Director of UC Microcosms Project

Mark Meadow is a specialist in Northern European art of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, with particular interests in the histories of rhetoric and collecting. The UC Microcosms Project he co-directs is an at once expansive and concrete investigation of how “objects of knowledge” can be collected in an organized way that makes them knowable. Concerned both with the prehistory of the database (Renaissance “memory theaters” and current information technology, Microcosms explores the material “economy of knowledge” in the University of California system as a paradigm of how knowledge technologies past and present construct the shape of the world we “know.” Meadow has received Getty, Kress and Mellon Fellowships and is a member of the UC Digital Cultures Project Multi-Campus Research Group. He has published on Dürer, Aertsen and Bruegel, and edited Rhetoric-Rhetoriqueurs-Rederijkers (1995); Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the 1996 volume of the Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek; and the critical edition of Symon Andriessoon’s 1550 Nederduytsche adagia ofte spreeckwoorden (2003). He is the author of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s Netherlandish Proverbs and the Practice of Rhetoric (2002).

Legrady, George
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Professor, Media Arts and Technology Program, and Art Dept., UC Santa Barbara
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George LegradyGeorge Legrady is Professor of Interactive Media at the UCSB. He holds a joint appointment in the Media Arts and Technology Graduate Program, and the Department of Art. His current research addresses data collection, data processing methodologies, and data visualization presented simultaneously in interactive installations and the internet. His three active projects are Pockets Full of Memories, which consists of the public contributing to a database data that is visually organized by the Kohonen self-organizing mapping algorithm in a 2Dimensional map; Making Visible the Invisible, a project that analyzes and visually maps daily changes in what the public is reading, tracked through the circulation of books going in and out of the Seattle Public Library; and Global Collaborative Visual Mapping Archive (GCVMA), which addresses methods of wireless cellular technological telecommunications devices, methods of data assembly, and the visual interface by which the images and their data are to be accessed and interacted with. He is Co-Principal Investigator of the National Science Foundation’s Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) Interactive Digital Multimedia (IDM) Program at UCSB.

Kearney, James
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Assistant Professor of English, UC Santa Barbara

James Kearney is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001 and taught at Yale University from 2002 to 2006. His research interests include early modern drama, poetry, and prose; Reformation and Counter-Reformation thought; colonial discourse and postcolonial theory; and the history of the book. He has published articles on Shakespeare and Spenser and is currently completing a book project entitled The Incarnate Text: Imagining the Book in Reformation England, an exploration of the central role that the material book played in the cultural imagination of Reformation England. The manuscript investigates early modern controversies concerning materiality from the relic and the sacrament to the trinket and the fetish in order to trace a partial history of the book within the crisis of representation brought about by the Reformation. Professor Kearney is affiliated with the Early Modern Center, the Renaissance Studies Program, and the Transcriptions Project at UCSB.

Huang, Yunte
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Director of Consortium for Literature, Theory, and Culture and Associate Professor of English, UC Santa Barbara
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Yunte HuangYunte Huang came to the U.S. in 1991 after graduating from Peking University with a B.A. in English. He received his Ph.D. from the Poetics Program at SUNY-Buffalo in 1999 and taught as an Assistant Professor of English at Harvard University from 1999-2003. He is the author of Transpacific Displacement: Ethnography, Translation, and Intertextual Travel in Twentieth-Century American Literature (Univ. of California Press, 2002) and Shi: A Radical Reading of Chinese Poetry (Roof Books, 1997), and the translator into Chinese of Ezra Pound’s The Pisan Cantos. He is currently working on two book projects, “The Deadly Space Between”: Literature and History in the Age of Transpacific Imagination and Poetry and Globalization: Essays in the Poetics of Medium and Translation. He is Director of the UCSB Consortium for Literature, Theory, and Culture; an affiliated faculty member of UCSB’s interdisciplinary American Cultures and Global Contexts Center; as well as a participant in the NEH-funded Teaching with Technology project at UCSB titled Transcriptions: Literature and the Culture of Information.

Höllerer, Tobias
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science; Co-Director, Four Eyes Laboratory, UC Santa Barbara
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Tobias HöllererTobias Höllerer’s research interests lie in the area of novel user interfaces, sometimes dubbed Post-WIMP (the Windows-Icons-Menus-Pointing paradigm of conventional desktop graphical user interfaces). Within this area, his interests span several fields of human-computer interaction and experimental systems: augmented reality, virtual reality and other 3D user interfaces; wearable and ubiquitous computing and multimedia information systems; and computer graphics and visualization. Höllerer completed his Ph.D. thesis at Columbia University in 2004 on User Interfaces for Mobile Augmented Reality Systems, and has co-authored many articles on augmented-reality technology and vision-based interfaces.

Green, Judith
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Professor, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UC Santa Barbara
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Judith GreenJudith Green’s research interests include ethnography, discourse processes in reading in educational settings, constructing literate communities within classrooms, and language interaction and social organization (LISO). How do children gain access to school knowledge, for example? What counts as literacy and learning in school settings? How is knowledge socially constructed? What opportunities for learning are constructed in classrooms, and who has access to these opportunities? How does the theory you select shape your research questions, the methods you use, and the claims that you can make about a phenomenon? As a member of the Santa Barbara Classroom Discourse Group, a collaborative community of teacher ethnographers, student ethnographers and university-based ethnographers, Green has been engaged in exploring such questions guided by theories on the social construction of knowledge construction to help make visible how teachers write theory with students and how theory informs practice.

Green, who received her M.A. in Educational Psychology from California State University, Northridge, and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, has taught for more than 3 decades across levels of schooling (K-6, higher education). With colleagues, she has published articles on ethnographic research in research handbooks for the National Council of Teachers of English, the American Educational Research Association, and the International Reading Association. She has also published research based books and articles on classroom discourse and on the social construction of literate practices. Her most recent research focuses on how classroom practices support access to students across academic disciplines.

Bimber, Bruce
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Director of UCSB Center for Information Technology and Society and Associate Professor of Political Science and Communication at UC Santa Barbara
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Bruce BimberBruce Bimber is founder and director of the UCSB Center for Information Technology and Society (CITS). His research examines the relationship between evolving information technology and changes in human behavior, especially in the domains of political organization, collective action, social capital, and political deliberation. His book Information and American Democracy: Technology in the Evolution of Political Power (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2003) won the Don K. Price Award for Best Book on Science, Technology and Politics. His book Campaigning Online: The Internet in U.S. Elections (Oxford Univ. Press, 2003, with Richard Davis) won the McGannon Communication Policy Award for social and ethical relevance in communication policy research. Bimber is also author of The Politics of Expertise in Congress: The Rise and Fall of the Office of Technology Assessment (SUNY Press, 1996), and of articles dealing with technology and politics. He has a doctorate in Political Science from MIT, and a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford. Prior to joining the UCSB faculty, he worked for RAND in Washington, D.C., in a policy analysis department contracted to provide advice to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Bergel, Giles
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Lecturer and Arnhold Postdoctoral Fellow in Early Modern Literature and Media Technology, English Department, UC Santa Barbara

Giles BergelGiles Bergel is Arnhold Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in the Department of English at University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his PhD from Queen Mary, University of London in 2004, and works in the field of book history, conceived broadly as the history of texts and their readers, with a specialism in eighteenth-century cheap print. He has published an article in Worlds of Print: Diversity in the Book Trade, edited by John Hinks and Catherine Armstrong (Oak Knoll/British Library, 2006) in the British Book Trade History Conference’s ‘Print Networks’ series, on print and provincial civic formation in the mid-eighteenth century. His current projects include a study of issues in the mark-up of engraved lettering and facsimile script, and an electronic archive of the ballad The Wandering Jew’s Chronicle, in association with the Early Modern Center’s English Ballad Archive, at UCSB.

Almeroth, Kevin C.
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Professor, Department of Computer Science, UC Santa Barbara; Associate Director, Center for Information Technology and Society; Media Arts and Technology Program; Technology Management Program; and Computer Engineering Program, UC Santa Barbara
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Kevin C. AlmerothKevin C. Almeroth is currently a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of California in Santa Barbara where his main research interests include computer networks and protocols, wireless networking, multicast communication, large-scale multimedia systems, and mobile applications. At UCSB, Dr. Almeroth is the Associate Director of the Center for Information Technology and Society (CITS), a founding faculty member of the Media Arts and Technology (MAT) Program, Technology Management Program (TMP), and the Computer Engineering (CE) Program. He is also a member of the UC Transliteracies Project. In the research community, Dr. Almeroth has authored more than 125 refereed papers. He is the chair of the Steering Committee for the ACM Network and System Support for Digital Audio and Video (NOSSDAV) workshop; on the Editorial Board of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Network, ACM Computers in Entertainment, and ACM Computer Communications Review; has co-chaired a number of conferences and workshops including the IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), IEEE Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON), IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Management of Multimedia Networks and Services (MMNS), the International Workshop On Wireless Network Measurement (WiNMee), ACM Sigcomm Workshop on Challenged Networks (CHANTS), the Network Group Communication (NGC) workshop, and the Global Internet Symposium; and has been on the program committee of numerous conferences. Dr. Almeroth is the former chair of the Internet2 Working Group on Multicast, and is active in several working groups of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). He also serves on the boards of directors and/or advisory boards of several startups. Dr. Almeroth has also served as an expert witness in a number of interesting patent cases. He is a Member of the ACM and a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Wardrip-Fruin, Noah
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Assistant Professor of Communication, UC San Diego
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Noah Wardrip-FruinNoah Wardrip-Fruin, who will join the Communication Department at UC San Diego (appointment pending), is one of the leaders in the field of electronic literature and new media arts. After receiving his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Brown in 2003 and while serving as one of Brown’s Traveling Scholars, he co-edited both The New Media Reader (MIT Press 2003) and First Person: New Media as Story, Performance, and Game (MIT Pres, 2004), which have been influential in establishing the field of new media studies. Wardrip-Fruin is a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Literature Organization. His many collaborative works of electronic literature include Gray Matters, The Impermanence Agent, the installation Talking Cure, and the Cave piece Screen. He is also a founding member of the well-known electronic literature and new media group-blog, Grand Text Auto. Currently, he is co-editing Computer Lib/Dream Machines (MIT Press, forthcoming).

Tobias, James
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Assistant Professor of English, University of California, Riverside
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James TobiasJames Tobias’s research interests include several areas crucial to the study of digital media and contemporary culture. He analyzes the audio, visual, and gestural dimensions of time-based media works in terms of the most appropriate cultural and critical contexts. He is particularly interested in methodologies and frameworks for the analysis of comparative media, especially in such terms as might contribute to the understanding of interactive networked forms of globalizing digital media. His research, conference presentations, work as interaction designer and installation artist, and scholarly publications have emphasized identity construction at the interface of human and computer, the public and private, the local and the networked. Tobias has been invited to present a public talk on new media and digital media culture at the University of California, Berkeley, in February 2005, sponsored by UCB’s Center for New Media. He will have two essays in cybercultural studies published in 2005 in two separate collections from the academic publisher Rodopi, based in Amsterdam. Tobias also has been awarded a residential research fellowship at the University of California, Irvine, for winter quarter 2005. The electronic journal established by Tobias for undergrad writing at UCR is now online.

Sack, Warren
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Assistant Professor of Film and Digital Media, UC Santa Cruz
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Warren SackWarren Sack is a software designer and media theorist whose work explores theories and designs for online public space and public discussion. He is currently Assistant Professor of Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he has established the Social Computing Lab research group. He also serves as an affiliated faculty member of the Computer Science Department as well as a member of the faculty of the Digital Arts/New Media M.F.A. Program. Before joining the faculty at UC Santa Cruz in the Film & Digital Media Department, Sack was Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley, where he directed the Social Technologies Group. He has also been a research scientist at the MIT Media Laboratory, and a research collaborator in the Interrogative Design Group at the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies. He earned a B.A. from Yale and an S.M. and Ph.D. from the MIT Media Laboratory. He is a member of the Digital Cultures Project and UC DARnet University of California Multi-Campus Research Groups. Some of Sack’s projects relevant to online reading include Agonistics: A Language Game , Conversation Map, and Translation Map (with Sawad Brooks).

Poster, Mark
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Professor of History, Film and Media Studies, and the Critical Theory Emphasis, UC Irvine
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Mark PosterProfessor Mark Poster teaches at the University of California, Irvine, in the History Department, the Department of Film and Media Studies, and the Critical Theory Emphasis. He has courtesy appointments in the Department of Information and Computer Science and the Department of Comparative Literature and he served on the Advisory Committee of the Digital Cultures Project, a University of California Multi-Campus Research Group. Some of his recent books are: What’s the Matter with the Internet? (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2001), The Second Media Age (Blackwell, 1995), The Mode of Information (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1990) and Cultural History and Postmodernity (Columbia Univ. Press, 1997). A collection of pieces old and new with a critical introduction by Stanley Aronowitz is published as The Information Subject (G & B Arts International, 2001). He is continuing to study the social and cultural theory of electronically mediated information with a book in preparation to be titled Information Please: Politics and Culture in the Age of Digital Machines.

Nideffer, Robert F.
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Associate Professor of Studio Art & Information and Computer Science, UC Irvine
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Robert F. NidefferRobert F. Nideffer researches, teaches, and publishes in the areas of virtual environments and behavior, interface theory and design, technology and culture, and contemporary social theory. He holds an MFA in Computer Arts, and a Ph.D. in Sociology, and is an Associate Professor in Studio Art and Information and Computer Science at UC Irvine, where he also serves as an Affiliated Faculty in the Visual Studies Program, and the Art, Computation and Engineering (ACE) Program. Nideffer has participated in a number of national and international online and offline exhibitions, speaking engagements, and panels for a variety of professional conferences, workshops and events. Nideffer is a member of both the UC Digital Cultures Project and UC DARnet (Digital Arts Research Network) Multi-Campus Research Groups. Since 2000 he has been hard at play initiating an Academic Specialization in Game Culture and Technology, and serving as founding director of the Game Culture & Technology Lab.

Mateas, Michael
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, UC Santa Cruz
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Lyman, Peter
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Professor of Political Science, School of Information Management and Systems, UC Berkeley
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Peter LymanPeter Lyman received his BA from Stanford University in Philosophy, M.A. from Berkeley in Political Science, and Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford. His research and teaching interests include e-government and e-governance, the enthnographic study of online social relationships and communities, and an ethnography of technology transfer from research communities to business. Lyman currently serves on the editorial boards of American Behavioral Scientist, the Journal of Electronic Publishing, and Information Technology, Education and Society. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Sage Publishing, Inc., and has previously served on the Board of Directors of EDUCOM, the Research Libraries Group (RLG), The Babbage Institute, the Technical Advisory Board of the Commission on Preservation and Access, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), and the Internet Archive. One of his recent projects was How Much Information 2003?, a study of how much new information is being produced. In 2005, Lyman and a team he leads were awarded $3.3 million by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to study “digital kids.��? The study will document how youth from age 10 to 20 are using new digital media to create and exchange knowledge, assess how these phenomenon affect learning, and encourage use of their conclusions for the improvement of schools (news release). Lyman served on the Advisory Committee of the Digital Cultures Project, a University of California Multi-Campus Research Group.

Goble, Mark
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Assistant Professor of English, UC Irvine
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Mark Goble received his Ph. D. from Stanford University, where he specialized in U.S. literature after 1865, with concentrations in film and media studies, American cultural history, and poetry and poetics. His present research examines a range of connections between literature and media, focusing on scenes of communication in American texts from the late novels of Henry James to Hollywood cinema of the 1930s. Currently at work on a manuscript entitled Beautiful Circuits: The Mediated Life in America, 1870-1940, he is also interested in the history of recorded sound, modernism and media aesthetics, and popular cultures of technology. His articles include “Cameo Appearances; or, When Gertrude Stein Checks In to Grand Hotel” Modern Language Quarterly 62: 2 (June 2001) and “‘Our Country’s Black and White Past’: Film and the Figures of History in Frank O’Hara,” American Literature 71: 1 (March 1999). Goble teaches courses on U. S. poetry and visual culture, film and media theory, and on figures including James, Wharton, Stein, Williams, and the New York School. He was a member of the Digital Cultures Project, a University of California Multi-Campus Research Group.

Daniel, Sharon
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Associate Professor of Film and Digital Media, University of California, Santa Cruz; member of University of California Digital Arts Research Network (DARnet)
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Sharon DanielSharon Daniel teaches classes in digital media theory and practice. Her research involves collaborations with local and on-line communities, which exploit information and communications technologies as new sites for “public art.” Daniel’s role as an artist is that of “context provider,” — assisting communities, collecting their stories, soliciting their opinions on politics and social justice, and building the online archives and interfaces that make this data available across social, cultural and economic boundaries. Daniel’s work has been exhibited internationally at museums, festivals including the Corcoran Biennial, the University of Paris, the Dutch Electronic Arts Festival, Ars Electronica and the Lincoln Center Festival as well as on the Internet. Her essays have been published in books and professional journals such as Leonardo and the Sarai Reader. Daniel has recently presented “Improbablevoices.net” at SFCamerawork in San Francisco, the Fundacion Telefonica in Buenos Aires and at the conference “contested commons” in New Delhi, India. Her current research is supported by grants from the Daniel Langlois Foundation and the Creative Work Fund.

Case, Sue-Ellen
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

Professor and Chair of Critical Studies, Department of Theater, UCLA

Sue-Ellen CaseSue-Ellen Case joined UCLA in 2001 as Professor and Chair of Critical Studies in the Theater Department. A past editor of Theatre Journal, Professor Case has published widely in the fields of German theatre, feminism and theatre, performance theory, and lesbian critical theory. She has published over thirty articles in journals such as Theatre Journal, Modern Drama, differences, and Theatre Research International and in many anthologies of critical works. Her books include Feminism and Theatre (1988), The Domain-Matrix: Performing Lesbian at the End of Print Culture (1997), and Playing Politics: The Staging of Civil Affairs (forthcoming). Professor Case has been an invited professor in residence at Swarthmore College, Stockholm University, and the National University of Singapore. Her work has received several national awards. She was on the Advisory Committee for the Digital Cultures Project, a University of California Multi-Campus Research Group.

Krapp, Peter
February 2nd, 2007 under Faculty. [ Comments: none ]

Associate Professor and Director of the Doctoral program in Visual Studies, UC Irvine; Program Faculty Member, Arts Computation Engineering, UC Irvine
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Peter KrappPeter Krapp is Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies/Visual Studies at UC Irvine, where he teaches new media and visual studies, focusing on digital culture and media theory. He is the author of Déjà Vu: Aberrations of Cultural Memory (Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2004) and editor of Medium Cool, a collection of contemporary media theory (Duke Univ. Press, 2002: Southern Atlantic Quarterly 101:3). He is also the author of The Hydra theory pages on the Web. Currently Peter is completing a manuscript on what he calls the distraction economy: tracing attention and its deficits in discussing digital culture. In addition, he is co-editing two other volumes – one on film title sequences (the first book-length academic study of this important form between cinema, motion graphics, and computer animation), and one on critical media art and the concept of “defense” (the topic of an international conference at UC Irvine).

Rice, Ronald E.
January 26th, 2007 under Faculty. [ Comments: none ]

Arthur N. Rupe Professor in the Social Effects of Mass Communication and Co-Director of the Center for Film, Television and New Media, UC Santa Barbara
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Ronald E. RiceRonald E. Rice (Ph.D. in Communication Research, Stanford University; B.A. in English Literature, Columbia University) is Arthur N. Rupe Chair in the Social Effects of Mass Communication in the Department of Communication, and Co-Director of the Center for Film, Television and New Media, at University of California, Santa Barbara. He was also elected President of the International Communication Association (ICA) (2006-2007) and a Fulbright Scholar in Finland (2006). He has co-authored or co-edited Media Ownership: Research and Regulation (2007); The Internet and Health Care: Theory, Research and Practice (2006); Social Consequences of Internet Use: Access, Involvement and Interaction (2002); The Internet and Health Communication (2001); Accessing and Browsing Information and Communication (2001); Public Communication Campaigns (1st ed: 1981; 2nd ed: 1989; 3rd ed: 2001); Research Methods and the New Media (1988); Managing Organizational Innovation (1987); and The New Media: Communication, Research and Technology (1984).

Turk, Matthew
January 26th, 2007 under Faculty. [ Comments: none ]

Professor of Computer Science; Chair, Media Arts and Technology; and Co-Director, Four Eyes Laboratory, UC Santa Barbara
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Matthew TurkMatthew Turk is Professor of Computer Science at UC Santa Barbara, and the Chair of UCSB’s Media Arts and Technology Program, an interdisciplinary graduate program positioned at the convergence of arts, media, and technology. He received a B.S. from Virginia Tech in 1982, an M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1984, and a Ph.D. from MIT in 1991. He worked on robot planning and vision for autonomous robot navigation (part of DARPA’s ALV program) in the mid 1980s. A paper on his dissertation research on automatic face recognition received an IEEE Computer Society Outstanding Paper award at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition in 1991; another paper from his thesis work received a “Most Influential Paper of the Decade Award” from the IAPR MVA2000 workshop. His current research concerns computer vision, human-computer interaction, and perceptual interfaces. He is co-director of the UCSB Four Eyes Lab, which focuses on research in “imaging, interaction, and innovative interfaces.” Professor Turk also serves on the Faculty Steering Committee for the Center for Information Technology and Society and the Cognitive Science Program. He is also a member of the UC Transliteracies Project and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Image and Vision Computing. He is the chair of the ICMI Advisory Board. He has been involved in organizing many conference, most recently as general chair of ACM Multimedia 2006.

Hayles, N. Katherine
January 26th, 2007 under Faculty. [ Comments: none ]

Professor of English and Design/Media Arts, UCLA
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N. Katherine HaylesKatherine Hayles has been a major influence in the fields of electronic textuality and literature, new media studies, literature and science, and modern and postmodern American and British fiction. Her How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics (Univ. of Chicago Press, 1999) was named one of the best 25 books of 1999 by Village Voice and was the winner of the Rene Wellek Prize for Best Book in Literary Theory for 1998-1999, American Comparative Literature Association, and of the Eaton Award for the Best Book in Science Fiction Theory and Criticism, 1998-99. Her other books include Writing Machines (MIT Press, 2002); Chaos Bound: Orderly Disorder in Contemporary Literature and Science (Cornell Univ. Press, 1990); and The Cosmic Web: Scientific Field Models and Literary Strategies in the Twentieth Century (Cornell Univ. Press, 1984). Forthcoming is Coding the Signifier: Rethinking Semiosis from the Telegraph to the Computer and a book on complexity and emergence theory. Among her other professional activities, Hayles has been President of the Society for Literature and Science and on the Executive Committee of the Modern Language Assoc. Literature and Science Division; the Editorial Board of Comparative Literature Studies; Board of Consultants, Science-Fiction Studies; Editorial Board of Configurations: A Journal for Literature, Science, and Technology; and Board of Directors of the Electronic Literature Organization.

Raley, Rita
January 25th, 2007 under Faculty. [ Comments: none ]

Assistant Professor, Department of English, UC Santa Barbara
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Rita RaleyRita Raley researches and teaches in the areas of the digital humanities and 20-21C literature in an “international” or “global” context. Her book, Tactical Media, a study of new media art in relation to neoliberal globalization, is under contract and forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press in its “Electronic Mediations” series. She also continues work on Global English and the Academy, excerpts of which have been published in The Yale Journal of Criticism and Diaspora. Another book project, Reading Code, is underway, an excerpt of which is forthcoming under the title, “Code.surface || Code.depth” (see a related graduate seminar here). In the English department at UCSB, she is affiliated with the Literature and Culture of Information specialization and the Transcriptions project and currently leading a working group on “New Reading Interfaces” for Transliteracies. She has taught at the University of Minnesota and at Rice University, where she was the Lynette S. Autrey Visiting Assistant Professor of English.

Liu, Alan
January 17th, 2007 under Faculty. [ Comments: none ]

Professor, Department of English, UC Santa Barbara
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Alan LiuAlan Liu is Professor in the English Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Wordsworth: The Sense of History (Stanford Univ. Press, 1989); The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2004); and Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database (forthcoming, Univ. of Chicago Press). He is principal investigator of the UC Multi-campus Research Group, Transliteracies: Research in the Technological, Social, and Cultural Practices of Online Reading; principal investigator of the UCSB Transcriptions Project (Literature and the Culture of Information); and co-director of his English Department’s undergraduate specialization on Literature and the Culture of Information. His other online projects include Voice of the Shuttle and (as general editor) The Agrippa Files. Liu is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO). He is Editor of the UC New Media directory.

January 10th, 2007 under Faculty. [ Comments: none ]


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Traditional prosody, with its focus on more or less metrical rhythm, in short, describes an abstraction of sound. In search of regular rhythm, prosody tends unavoidably to eliminate the other acoustic phenomena, the noisy din of phonology and morphology, multi-accentuality and of course silences. The noise of poetry is either ignored or partially recuperated as a relational component of the discursive, semantic content; this process of elimination and abstraction can be seen as suppression and / or normalization, in other words noise abatement.

As a noise abatement project, traditional or normative prosody emboldened a resistance. Strange bedfellows from Mallarme to Whitman to Pound, Gertrude Stein, Henri Chopin, Ginsberg, Charles Olson, Robert Grenier, bp Nichol, etc., etc., are linked by their exploration of the noise of language in the face of normalized rules set primarily to find and disseminate abstract and pre-approved rhythmic patterns.