- 1 Positions
- 2 Education
- 3 Publications
- 4 Exhibitions
- 5 Digital Projects
- 6 Grant Supported Projects
- 7 Teaching Experience
- 8 Invited Talks, Interviews and Presentations
- 9 Curricular Development in Digital Media and Interdisciplinary Studies
- 10 Fellowships and Awards (Selected)
- 11 Professional Service and Affiliation
- 12 Professional Memberships
- 13 Technical Skills
- 14 Related Professional Experience
Associate Director (2016-present) and Clinical Assistant Professor (2015-present)
John W. Draper Program in Humanities and Social Thought, New York University
- Teach digital humanities and history of media and technology courses.
- Responsible for organizing and catalyzing digital humanities initiatives within the Graduate School for Arts and Science and across NYU.
- Faculty Advisor for student journal
- Administrative responsibilities included
- Budget Management
- Curricular Development
- Thesis and Award Committee Review
- Liaising with student representation
Adjunct Assistant Professor
CUNY Graduate Center Doctoral Certificate in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (2008-present)
Assistant Professor and Director for the Digital Media Lab
Bard Graduate Center (2013-2015)
(Assistant Director, 2010-12; Coordinator, 2009-10)
Hybrid position including faculty responsibilities teaching and researching cultural history of media and technology, and administrative responsibilities promoting the integration and implementation of digital media within the curricular and research goals of the BGC. Under my leadership the BGC became a leading program in the integration of digital media into material culture research and pedagogy.
Director of Digital Initiatives
Martin E. Segal Theatre Center (MESTC) (2012-2013)
Responsible for spearheading new initiatives in the integration of digital media in support of the center’s programs and developing and maintaining MESTC’s web presence across a number of sites.
Ph.D. Theatre 2008, Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)
Dissertation: The Pay’s the Thing: Intellectual Property and the Political Economy of Contemporary American Theatrical Production
Committee: David Savran (chair), William Boddy, Stuart Ewen, Richard Maxwell
Examination Areas: Sociology of Culture, Media and Performance, Late Twentieth Century Theatre
Certificate in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (ITP Program), 2008, Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)
B.A. Theatre Studies 1998, emphases in Directing and Design, Swarthmore College
The Interface Experience: A User’s Guide. New York: Bard Graduate Center (2015).
- Winner of the 2016 Innovation in Print Design Award from the American Alliance of Museums
Chapters in Edited Anthologies
“Thoughts on the Relational Exhibit in Digital and Analog Media” (co-author with Aaron Glass) in Objects of Exchange: Social and Material Transformation on the Late Nineteenth-Century Northwest Coast. Aaron Glass, ed. New York: Bard Graduate Center (2011)
“Coming Soon to a Cinema/Television/Website/Video Game/Theatre Near You…: Theatre, Intellectual Property Rights, and the Control of American Culture” in Theater Und Medien (Theatre and the Media) Grundlagen – Analysen – Perspektiven. Eine Bestandsaufnahme. Henri Schoenmakers, Stefan Bläske, Kay Kirchmann, Jens Ruchatz, eds. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag (2008).
“On the Performative Nature of Rings Tourism” (co-author with Henry Bial and Ryan Reynolds) in Studying the Event Film: The Lord of the Rings. Sean Cubitt, Thierry Jutel, Barry King and Harriet Margolis, eds. Manchester: Manchester University Press (2008).
“Writing for Publics, Designing for Platforms: Complexity and Fluency in Service of Accessibility.” Scholarly and Research Communication 7, no. 2. (Fall 2016) (peer-reviewed)
“Digital Literary Pedagogy: An Experiment in Process-oriented Publishing.” (multi-part, interactive, co-authored publication with Roger Whitson and Amanda Licastro) Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy 4. (Fall 2013) (peer-reviewed)
“Integrating Digital Media at the Programmatic and Institutional Level: Building a Humane Cyberinfrastructure at the Bard Graduate Center.” Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy 2. (Fall 2012) (peer-reviewed)
“Afterword: The DML and the Digital Humanities.” Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy 2. (Fall 2012)
“What Games Have to Teach Us about Teaching and Learning: Game Design as a Model for Course and Curricular Development.” Currents in Electronic Literacy 11 (Spring 2010) (peer-reviewed)
“Jacek Luminski and the Silesian Dance Theatre: Shaping Contemporary Dance in Poland.” Slavic and East European Performance 22, no. 1 (Winter 2002)
“Exhibiting the Interface: Curating Computers and Designing Didactic User Experiences.” Museums and the Web 2015. Nancy Proctor & Rich Cherry, eds. Silver Spring, MD: Museums and the Web (January 16, 2015). (peer-reviewed)
“Interactive Development as Pedagogical Process: Digital Media Design in the Classroom as a Method for Recontextualizing the Study of Material Culture.” Museums and the Web 2014. Nancy Proctor & Rich Cherry, eds. Silver Spring, MD: Museums and the Web (January 16, 2014). (peer-reviewed)
“Virtual Places, Real Money: The Role of Virtual Worlds in the Success of Video Games as Cultural Products.” Conference Proceedings from ISEA 2009: the 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art. Cherie Driver, ed., University of Ulster, Ulster, Ireland, 2009. Digital Proceedings, ISBN: 978-1-905902-05-7
“Witkiewicz’s The Mother by the Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf at La MaMa.” Slavic and East European Performance, 24, no. 2 (Spring 2004).
“Two by Witkiewicz in Manhattan: Tumor Brainiowicz and The Water Hen.” Slavic and East European Performance 22, no. 3 (Fall 2002).
“Case Study Editorial.” Omeka.org. April 2015.
“Reflecting on Technology, Information, Society, the Digital Humanities, and Pedagogy.” Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. October 26, 2015.
“Weaving Stories Between the Material, Immaterial and Ephemeral: Designing Digital Interactives for Socially Complex Objects in an Exhibition Setting.” (co-author with Nicola Sharratt) Mediacommons. The New Everyday. September 29, 2013.
“Hacking Prezi as a Platform for Visual Composition and Design Experimentation.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. ProfHacker. June 7, 2013.
“WikiFAIL: Students and the Orthodoxy of Practice in the Classroom.” Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. Summer 2012.
“Introduction.” (co-author with Sarah Ruth Jacobs) Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy 1. Spring 2012.
The Original Influencers: Sogdians and the Silk Road, (working title) Co-Curator, Freer|Sackler Asian Art Galleries of the Smithsonian Institute. (proposed launch early 2018) Working with Freer|Sackler curators and administrators and panel of established scholars of Central Asian history of the Middle Ages to transition a planned physical exhibition into an online digital exhibition. Along with consulting with curators and scholars and managing relationships with developers, co-taught course, “Telling the Sogdian Story,” with BGC Faculty member Abigail Balbale that guided students through the process of researching Sogdian history and developing prototypes for possible interactive experiences.
The Interface Experience: Forty Years of Personal Computing, Curator, Bard Graduate Center Focus Gallery (April-July 2015) This exhibition explored the role played by design and materiality in our experiences of personal computing. Exhibition included tactile and digital interactive experiences with personal computing devices from the past forty years to defamiliarize the role personal computers play in everyday life. Press:
- Promotional Video
- The New York Times – “Clunky Old Technology” in “Reinhardt’s Studio Puts a 19th-century Sculptor’s Career in Perspective,” Eve M. Kahn (March 27, 2015)
- CNET – “40 Years of Gadgets Come Out to Play,” Joan E. Solsman, (March 29, 2015)
- Engadget – “Reinvigorate Your Inner Nerd at This Retro-computing Exhibit,” John Turi (April 3, 2015)
- Engadget – “Relive the History of Computing at ‘The Interface Experience’,” Mona Lalwani (April 8, 2015)
- Ars Technica – “The Evolution of the Interface, from Text Through Touch,” John Timmer (April 17, 2015)
- Moosha Moosha Mooshme – “The ‘Epic Theater’ of a New Exhibit on Personal Computing.” Barry Joseph (April 8, 2015)
- Technorama – “Interview: Kimon Keramidas from the Interface Experience.” Chuck Tomasi (June 15, 2015).
Bard Graduate Center Focus Gallery Project, Head of Digital Interactive Design (2009-present) The BGC Focus Gallery initiative connects object studies and exhibition practice directly with the intellectual pursuits of BGC faculty, and allows faculty to use the format of the temporary exhibition to convey the central argument of their scholarship. Exhibitions:
- Revisions: Zen for Film (Fall 2015)
- The Interface Experience: Forty Years of Personal Computing (Spring 2015)
- Visualizing 19th-Century New York (Fall 2014)
- Carrying Coca: 15,000 Years of Andean Chuspas (Spring 2014)
- An American Style: Global Sources for New York Textile and Fashion Design, 1915–1928 (Fall 2013)
- Confluences: An American Expedition to Northern Burma, 1935 (Spring 2013)
- Staging Fashion, 1880–1920: Jane Hading, Lily Elsie, and Billie Burke (Spring 2012)
The Original Influencers: Sogdians and the Silk Road, (tentative title) Co-Curator. See above information in exhibitions section on progress made towards developing digital exhibition.
History Moves Co-investigator. Work with Project Director Jennifer Brier, University of Illinois-Chicago, and Interactive and Digital Designer Matt Wizinsky, University of Cincinnati, on this design-centered public history project. Involved in project direction and digital design development. Also incorporate History Moves research and datasets into Draper program digital humanities courses as case study of real data being used in active project.
NewYorkScapes Affiliated researcher specializing in interface design and public history projects.
The Molina Collection Digital project advisor. Work with Profs. Robin Nagle and Sabra Thorner and students of “Making a Museum” course to help develop a site that allows them to experiment with cataloguing and telling digital narratives about the unique Molina Collection in Spanish Harlem.
The Interface Experience Curator, instructor and project manager. Two digital components developed for this BGC Focus Gallery Project:
- Five custom applications developed to run, one each, on the Commodore 64, Macintosh Plus, PalmPilot Professional, iPad, and Microsoft Kinect. Each app is a didactic experience that provides insights into how these devices, through their materiality and software capabilities, conveys particular kinds of interface experiences. App scripts developed through student research and prototyping in and final versions developed by programmer Jonathan Dahan. All app materials available on GitHub.
- Responsive web app that contains metadata and interpretive information on each of the approximately 35 exhibition objects. Object entries contain text, image, and video materials and are connected to each other through chronology and other relationships. Web app also provides visitors to exhibition and online site the opportunity to record their experiences with personal computing devices through either text or audio. Web app developed through student research and prototyping and final version developed by the firm CHIPS.
Visualizing 19th-Century New York Project manager and instructor. Digital publication and two touchscreen gallery interactives for Focus Gallery Visualizing 19th-Century New York. Web-accessible digital publication includes interactive map providing access to essays and exhibition objects. Two touchscreen interactives, Broadway and Ann and Behind the Scenes, provide interactive in-gallery experiences of supplemental material and are part of digital publication. Developed out of student research and prototyping and final version developed by the firm CHIPS.
Threads and Knots: Coca and Culture Intertwined Co-instructor and project manager. Digital touchscreen gallery interactive for Focus Gallery Carrying Coca. Using an Andean quipu as a graphic template, interactive provides contextualizing visual and textual material in support of objects in exhibit. Developed out of student research and prototyping and final version developed by the firm Mediacombo.
Interpreting the American Colonial Revival Co-instructor, project manager and lead web developer. Course project developed with BGC students. Site combines five research projects and through digital media adds multimedia capacity and navigational techniques that visually enhance and conjoin individual projects.
Bard Graduate Center Craft, Art and Design Oral History Project Project manager. Online archive includes oral history interviews of contemporary craftspeople, artists and designers that respond to growing interest in craft and design history. Oral histories result from work by students, who then participate in the process of editing and designing the layout of each interview for the Web.
American Art in American Dress Project manager. Digital touchscreen interactive for Focus Gallery An American Style. Interactive provides text and images that tell the previous exhibition history of many of the objects in the exhibition. Developed under my guidance by the firm Mediacombo.
Exploring the “Mighty Chindwin” Co-instructor and project manager. Digital touchscreen for Focus Gallery Confluences. Interactive tells the story of the Vernay Hopwood Chindwin Expedition up the Chindwin River through text, images, sound, video, maps, and diagrams. Developed out of student research and prototyping and developed by the firm Mediacombo.
Object of the Month Archive Co-project manager and web developer. Object of the Month showcases a particular object from an exhibition at the BGC with a commentary written by a curator, professor, student or guest.
Visualizing Nineteenth Century New York Co-instructor, project manager and lead web developer. This student-developed site was the result of a two-semester collaboration between the BGC and the New York Public Library. Multiple student project brought together using digital media into single site and utilizing maps, zooming, and web design techniques to enhance compositions.
European Stages. Project lead and web developer. Online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal combining existing Western European Stages and Slavic and Eastern European Performance paper journals. Published by MESTC using WordPress on CUNY’s Academic Commons.
The Journal of American Drama and Theatre. Project lead and web developer. Online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal that began publication after last paper printing of JADT. Published by MESTC using WordPress on CUNY’s Academic Commons. (forthcoming)
The Daniel Gerould Archives. Project lead and web developer. Tribute site developed in Omeka to celebrate career of Daniel Gerould, a deceased professor of theatre at CUNY.
The CUNY Graduate Center Theatre Project. Project manager and web developer. Omeka database hosted by Martin E. Segal Theatre Center containing over 10,000 images from theatre history that are made available to theatre scholars for research and analysis.
Prelude NYC. Web developer. Developed conference websites from ’08-’13.
The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP). Co-founder, member of editorial collective. JITP is an online, open-access, open review, multimedia, multi-format journal that promotes open scholarly discourse around critical and creative uses of digital technology in teaching, learning, and research. Published using WordPress on CUNY’s Academic Commons.
Grant Supported Projects
Co-convener and lead consultant. Getty Foundation-funded platform development project Omeka for Art Historians. Grant Awarded to Roy Rosenzweig Center for the History of New Media, Washington and New York, October 2016-April 2017.
Provided with grant-supported intern. Computer advertisement research project was assigned summer intern through support of Polonsky Foundation-NYU Digital Humanities Internship Program. Summer 2016.
Faculty member and digital media coordinator. NEH-funded Summer Institute for College Teachers on topic: American Material Culture: Nineteenth-Century New York. Bard Graduate Center, New York, July 2015.
Faculty member and digital media coordinator. NEH-funded Summer Institute for College Teachers on topic: American Material Culture: Nineteenth-Century New York. Bard Graduate Center, New York, July 2013.
Advisory board, The Distributed Text: An Annotated Digital Edition of Franz Boas’s Pioneering Ethnography, NEH ODH Digital Humanities Start-up Grant awarded to BGC Professor Aaron Glass. 2012.
Faculty member and digital media coordinator. NEH-funded Summer Institute for College Teachers on topic: American Material Culture: Nineteenth-Century New York. Bard Graduate Center, New York, July 2011.
(All courses use the digital medium as platform for teaching and learning. Where direct links are not provided, examples are available upon request.)
Queering the Web: A Practical, Digital Inquiry into the History of Sexuality and Gender. Co-Instructor, Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program, NYU (Spring ’17) In this process-oriented, project-based course, students will work with NYU faculty and the founder of OutHistory.org, Jonathan Ned Katz, to explore creative, yet intellectually rigorous ways to address the challenges faced by organizations that use the digital medium to tell the history of sexuality and gender.
Digital Humanities: Analysis and Visualization. Instructor, Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program, NYU (Spring ’17, Spring ’16) One of two courses introducing digital humanities as a field, this course focuses on how digital analysis and visualization change the way we study and see our world and discusses ways to utilize these concepts in digitally-driven research and scholarship.
Science Fiction: Humanity, Technology, the Present, the Future. Co-Instructor, Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program, NYU (Fall ’16) This class uses science fiction to explore how we understand ourselves in a perpetually shifting present and to look closely at how and why we cast ourselves into the future. Course work involved development of digital prototype of alternative media treatment for seminal sci-fi text.
Digital Humanities: Collections and Connections. Instructor, Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program, NYU (Fall ’16, Fall ’15) One of two introduction to digital humanities courses, this course focuses on how databases and networks as concepts define our experience with the digital world and discusses ways to utilize these concepts in digitally-driven research and scholarship.
Telling the Sogdian Story: A Smithsonian Digital Exhibition Project. Co-Instructor, Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program, NYU (Spring ’16) This project-based course immerses students in research and design assignments aimed towards the development of a digital exhibition that presents a multi-faceted portrait of how the adaptability and mobility of the Sogdians, the middlemen of the transcontinental trade known as the Silk Road, allowed them to influence the art and culture of people across Asia.
Physical, Electrical, Digital: How Media Technology Has Shaped the Way We Experience Culture. Instructor, Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program, NYU (Fall ’15) This course considers the centrality of media technologies in the experience of culture by assessing the impact of books, film, records, tapes, disks, and even architectural spaces such as cinemas, on cultural development. Students tell the story of cultural change in media and materiality by working together to construct a web publication using the digital humanities platform Omeka.
Interpretation of the Artifact in the Age of New Media. Co-Instructor, Bard Graduate Center (Spring ’15, Fall ‘13, Spring ‘12, Spring ‘10) Addresses the changing nature of material culture studies in the age of new media. Course combines theoretical readings and discussion with different tools–such as the Omeka virtual exhibition platform, GPS software, blogs, and wikis–that allow for practical explorations of the representation of physical objects in digital media.
In Focus: The Interface Experience Design Tutorial. Instructor, Bard Graduate Center (Fall ‘14) Course combines historical and theoretical study of interface design with assignments focused on digital interactive and exhibition design and research for The Interface Experience exhibition.
Interface Design: Material Objects as Conduits for Immaterial Culture. Adjunct Instructor, Bard Graduate Center (Spring ’13, Fall ‘10) Considers role of interface design in shaping our access to and experiences with different media texts and examines how the design of everyday technology is guided by media consumption patterns. Course will be building towards a focus gallery exhibition at BGC for Spring 2015.
Media and Materiality: How Technology Shapes Media and Media Shape Culture. Adjunct Instructor, Bard Graduate Center (Fall ‘12) Considers the centrality of material things in the experience of culture by assessing the impact of different manifestations of media artifacts, such as books, film, records, tapes, disks, etc., on cultural development. Final course project was a web site using the digital humanities platform Omeka.
Scenic Design in Western Theatre: From the Modern to the Postmodern (1870-present). Adjunct Instructor, Bard Gradate Center (Fall ‘11) Covers how changes in Western culture impacted theatrical scenic design practice and how theatre artists responded to the impact and availability of new technologies and changing sociocultural environments.
Media/Performance. Adjunct Instructor, Marymount Manhattan College (Summer ’09, Fall ‘08) Examines the intersection of performance and media through theoretical readings and examples from high culture (theatre, opera), experimental culture (performance art, video art), and popular culture (MTV, politics). Dynamic syllabus and multimedia materials were made available via a course wiki to which students also contributed reading responses, weekly discussions, and research papers (which required the inclusion of audiovisual material).
New Media. Adjunct Instructor, The Cooper Union (Spring ’09) Explores the development of new media and their importance in contemporary society by considering the varied interpretations of the term “new media” and the different media and interfaces that fall under that umbrella. A blog and wiki allowed students to not only study examples of new media, but also consider the impact of new media on the way they studied these objects.
American Drama and Theatre. Adjunct Instructor, Marymount Manhattan College (Spring ’09, Summer ‘08) Utilizes texts, videos, and performance attendance to discuss theatrical and performance traditions in the United States over the past 125 years. Blog and wiki were utilized in a fashion similar to that of Media/Performance class.
Digital Information in the Contemporary World. Adjunct Instructor, Online Baccalaureate Program in Communication and Culture, CUNY School of Professional Studies (Fall ‘08, Summer ’08, Spring ‘08, Fall ‘07, Spring ’07, Fall ‘06) Addresses questions of digital information fluency in contemporary media society and covers topics such as blogging, intellectual property, social networking, interfaces, and daily experience on the World Wide Web. Used Blackboard course management system for online discussions, submitting research work, and as a platform for working with blogs, wikis, and collaborative authorship.
Other Courses Taught
In Focus: Carrying Coca Design Tutorial. Co-Instructor, Bard Graduate Center (Fall ‘13) Course focused on exhibition design of and the refinement of exhibition text for Carrying Coca focus gallery.
Material Itineraries: Exhibition Design Tutorial. Co-Instructor, Bard Graduate Center (Spring ‘12) Course focused on exhibition design of and the refinement of exhibition text for Confluences: An American Expedition to Northern Burma, 1935.
Visualizing Nineteenth-Century New York: A BGC-NYPL Digital Exhibition Course II. Co-Instructor, Bard Graduate Center (Spring ’11) Course aimed at creating a student designed and built digital exhibition to promote an understanding of how New York City entered visual and material consciousness in the nineteenth century through the use of engravings, lithographs, daguerreotypes, lithographs, and maps from the collections of the New York Public Library.
Interactive Technology and the University: Theory, Design, and Practice. Co-Instructor, CUNY Graduate Center Certificate Program in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (Spring ’09, ’08, ’07): Introduces students to pedagogical uses of new-media application–such as blogs, wikis, CMSes, video games, and social networks–and addresses topics such as online learning, physical computing, intellectual property, telepresence, and visualization. Course utilized various software, such as Blackboard, Moodle, Facebook, Mediawiki, and WordPress, to demonstrate and explore possible pedagogical methods of utilizing interactive technology online and in the classroom.
Media/Power. Teaching Assistant, CUNY Graduate Center (Fall ’04): Introduces critical approaches to media studies and the role of media in shaping contemporary society. Curated and led comparative screening sessions of a wide range of media (print, television, films, video games, the Internet).
Other Teaching Interests
History, Theory and Political Economy of Video Gaming; Intellectual Property Rights in New Media; Legislation, Regulation, and the Political Economy of New Media; Interfaces and Computer Hardware as Material Culture; Cultural Production and Social Interaction in Web 2.0 Environments; Utilizing Dynamic Web Environments as Teaching Tools
Invited Talks, Interviews and Presentations
“Digital Media, Social Engagement, and a More Public Humanities” invited lecture Digital Humanities Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi, April 2017. April 2017.
“Digital Humanities,” invited lecturer as part of Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History History Scholars Program, June 2016.
“Digital Exchange,” invited discussant as part of launching of Digital Research Center at Hofstra University, March 2016.
“Digital Theatre Research and Bibliography Resources,” invited lecture to theatre Ph.D. graduate students at the CUNY Graduate Center. October 2015.
ITP Innovation Lab: Re-imagining Exhibits For Museums and Public Spaces, studio leader, July 2015.
“Why the Digital Is/Isn’t Important: A Measured Approach to Using New Media Remarkably,” invited lecture at Hofstra University, October 2014.
“Using Prezi for Visual Composition and Dynamic Electronic Posters,” invited lecture to humanities graduate students and faculty of Fordham University. November 2013.
“What does it mean to teach art history today?” invited panel participant at Teaching Art History Today hosted by Mellon Research Initiative at Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. May 2013.
“Staging Theatrical Pedagogy: The Use of Digital Tools to Create More Multimedial and Interactive Learning Experiences,” invited guest lecture to theatre Ph.D. program at the CUNY Graduate Center. April 2013.
“The Second Museum Age,” class lecture, Research Seminar, NYU Graduate Program in Museum Studies. April 2013.
“Making, Playing, Knowing: New Designs for Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age: A Dinner Conversation with Ann Pendleton-Jullian, Shannon Mattern, and Kimon Keramidas,” invited panel participant as part of interdisciplinary seminar series for Fordham University community. April 2013.
“Tools, Methods and Philosophies: Developing a Personal Approach to Digital Media in the Classroom,” invited guest lecture to English graduate students of Fordham University. March 2013.
“The 19th Century British Novel,” multiple telepresence class visits (using Google Hangout) to discuss student work in course in relation to academic writing and the publishing practices of Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, Washington State University. Fall 2012.
“Strategies, Tools, and Applications for Art History Teaching in the Digital Age,” invited guest lecture to Art History faculty of Fordham University. October 2012.
“Curation,” class lecture, Cinema & the Digital Humanities: History, Concepts & New Approaches to the Study of Moving Images, NYU Tisch Graduate Program in Cinema Studies. Professor Marina Hassapopoulou. March 2017. (upcoming)
“Digital Natives/Digital Naives,” class lecture, Digital Cultures, NYU Liberal Studies. Professor Marion Thain. February 2017.
“The Second Museum Age,” class lecture, Research Seminar, NYU Graduate Program in Museum Studies. Professor Erin Hasinoff. April 2013.
“Gaming and Pedagogy,” class lecture, Core I: History, Theory, and Practice of Teaching, Learning and Technology, CUNY Graduate Center Certificate Program in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. Professor Stephen Brier. October 2008,09,11,12.
Conference and Symposium Organization
NYCDH Week Spring 2017. Conference co-organizer. Institutions across New York City. New York 2017.
NYCDH Week Kickoff Gathering. Symposium co-convener. Part of NYCDH Week Spring 2017. CUNY Graduate Center. New York 2017.
NYU DH Showcase. Symposium co-organizer. New York University. New York 2016.
NYCDH Week Spring 2016. Conference co-organizer. Institutions across New York City. New York 2016.
NYCDH Week Kickoff Gathering. Symposium co-convener and emcee. Part of NYCDH Week Spring 2016. Fordham University. New York 2016.
New York City Area Digital Art History Colloquium. Symposium co-organizer. Columbia University. New York 2015.
Digital Interpretation: Screens and Devices as Didactic Media. Symposium convener. Bard Graduate Center. New York 2015.
Experiencing the Interface. Symposium convener. Bard Graduate Center. New York 2015.
Omeka Workshop 2014. Conference convener. Bard Graduate Center. New York 2014.
Moving Images and the Digital Humanities: Pointing toward Best Practices. Conference co-convener. Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning, Columbia University. New York 2014.
THATCamp Performing Arts. (Un)conference convener. CUNY Graduate Center. New York 2013.
Digital/Pedagogy/Material/Archives. Symposium convener. Bard Graduate Center. New York 2013.
THATCamp Museums NYC 2012. (Un)conference convener. Bard Graduate Center. New York 2012.
“Queering the Web” at Humanizing Data Symposium, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, NYU. New York 2017.
“Digital Media and Local Practice for Distant History During Fraught Global Times” at Global | Local: Experiments in the Arts and Humanities, Bard College. Annandale-on-Hudson, New York 2017.
“Dear Windows, I’m a Mac, I Can do Business, Seriously: Competitive Antagonism in Personal Computer Advertising” at Consumer Identities and Digital Culture Symposium, The Institute for International Communication at St. John’s University. New York 2017.
“Object-oriented Pedagogy and Digital Storytelling: The Content Management System as Non-linear Narrative Platform” as part of “Using Omeka to Design Digital Art History Projects” panel at College Art Association’s 105th Annual Conference. New York 2017.
“NYCDH Roundtable – Infrastructure” (panelist) as part of NYCDH Week 2017. New York 2017.
“Interfacing with the History of Personal Computers: Stories and Meta-Conceptual Experiences From A Cross-Platform Scholarly Project” (digital roundtable participant) in “That’s Not How Scholarship Works!” digital roundtable at MLA 2017. Philadelphia 2017.
“The Interface Experience: Staging Computers As Objects Of Use And Using Computers As Tools of Display” at Artefacts XXI: Understanding Use: Science and Technology Objects and Users. London 2016.
“Of Institutions, Initiatives, and the Importance of Regional Academic Communities: Building NYCDH” at Digital Frontiers 2016: Celebrating Communites of Practice. Houston 2016.
“Prototyping Interactivity and Designing Experience in the Humanities Classroom: Pedagogy, Praxis, and Professionalization” at Transformations I: “Cinema & Media Studies Research Meets Digital Humanities Tools.” New York 2016.
“Writing for Publics, Designing for Platforms: Complexity and Fluency in Service of Accessibility” at New Knowledge Models: Sustaining Partnerships to Transform Scholarly Production, An INKE-hosted gathering. Whistler, British Columbia 2016.
“Roundtable: Digital Humanities, SIGCIS, and SHOT” (panel convener) in “Infrastructures” SIGCIS (Special Interest Group, Computers, Information, and Society) Workshop at Society for the History of Technology 2015. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2015.
“Exhibiting the Interface: Curating Computers and Designing Didactic User Experiences” in MWX (Museums and the Web Exhibition) strand of Museums and the Web 2015. Chicago 2015.
“The Codex Defamiliarized: Thinking of Publications as Designed Experiences” as part of “Art-Historical Scholarship and Publishing in the Digital World” session at the College Art Association’s 103rd Annual Conference. New York 2015.
“User Experience: Towards a Grand Unified Theory of Museum Content” at Think Big, Start Small, Create, Museum Computer Network 2014. Dallas 2014.
“Being Small, Thinking Big: Small-Museum Innovators and the Little-Known Small-Museum Digital Revolution” at Think Big, Start Small, Create, Museum Computer Network 2014. Dallas 2014.
“The Interface Experience” in “Computing the Big Picture: Situating Information Technology in Broader Historical Narratives” SIGCIS (Special Interest Group, Computers, Information, and Society) Workshop at Society for the History of Technology 2014. Dearborn, Michigan 2014.
“Interactive Development as Pedagogical Process: Digital Media Design in the Classroom as a Method for Recontextualizing the study of Material Culture” in MWX (Museums and the Web Exhibition) strand of Museums and the Web 2014. Baltimore 2014.
“Analog Continuity, Digital Granularization and the Challenge of Using the Digital Medium to Study the Historical Record of Performance” at You Are Here: The Post-Thematic Conference, American Society of Theatre Research-Theatre Library Association 2013 Conference. Dallas 2013.
“Mapping the Mouse: Intellectual Property as a Tool for Marking Physical Space and Performing Corporate Identity” (working session participant) as part of “Corporate Tools: Corporate Performance in Theory and Practice” working session at You Are Here: The Post-Thematic Conference, American Society of Theatre Research-Theatre Library Association 2013 Conference. Dallas 2013.
“Challenges in Founding the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy” (co-presenter) Instructional/Information Technology in CUNY: Change and Persistence, CUNY’s 11th Information Technology Conference. New York, 2012.
“Mickey Mouse on Broadway and in the Halls of Congress” as part of “Intellectual Property and Performance” (working session participant) at Economies of Theatre, American Society of Theatre Research 2011 Conference. Montreal, 2011.
“Mickey Mouse on Broadway and in the Halls of Congress” as part of “Corporate Cultures” (working session participant) at Economies of Theatre, American Society of Theatre Research 2011 Conference. Montreal, 2011.
“The Digital Media Lab at the Bard Graduate Center” (co-presenter) as part of “Beyond the Slideshow: Teaching the History of Art and Material Culture in the Age of New Media” panel at College Art Association’s 99th Annual Conference. New York 2011.
“SIMULATION: Living the Simulacra” (round-table participant) at Prelude ’10. New York, 2010.
“Teaching and Learning with New Media” (round-table participant) at The Artifact in the Age of New Media. New York, 2010.
“Virtual Places, Real Money: The Role of Virtual Worlds in the Success of Video Games as Cultural Products” at the 15th International Symposium on Electronic Arts. Belfast, Ireland 2009.
“The CUNY Academic Commons” (co-presenter) at Instructional/Information Technology in CUNY: Future Present, CUNY’s 7th Information Technology Conference. New York, 2008.
“Intellectual Property and the Corporate Integration of Theatrical Production” at Social Theory Politics and the Arts 2008 Conference. Baltimore, 2008.
“Expanding Learning Environments: Graduate Students’ Creative Use of Interactive Media in Their Research and Teaching” (panel participant) at Instructional/Information Technology in CUNY: Entry Points, Efficiencies, Visions, CUNY’s 5th Information Technology Conference. New York, 2006.
“Coming Soon to a Cinema/Television/Website/Video Game/Theatre Near You…: Theatre, Intellectual Property Rights, and the Control of American Culture” at Theater Und Medien: the 8th Biannual International Conference of the Theatre Studies Association of German-speaking Countries. Erlangen, Germany, 2006.
“Gandalf Schlepped Here” at Psi9: Field Station New Zealand. Presentation resulted from participation in The Lord of the Rings Field Station that visited filming locations throughout New Zealand to study the impact of filming on the cultural landscape. Christchurch, New Zealand, 2003.
“Roundtable Discussion on Digital Humanities and the Performing Arts.” (with Nancy Friedland and Doug Reside) Performing Arts Resources 31 (Fall 2015).
The Metro Beat with Susie Schwartz on WFDU(Fairleigh Dickinson University) Radio June 14, 2015. (35:48)
“Interview: Kimon Keramidas from the Interface Experience,” Technorama with Chuck and Kreg, June 15, 2015,
“Prezi’s Gentle Hacker,” Zoom into Prezi! The Prezi Company Blog, July 31, 2013,
“talking digital at the BGC,” Learning from Things Blog, January 30, 2013,
“Episode 4 – Digital Classrooms and the Future of the University,” Gradhacker Podcast, June 29, 2012,
“Digital Humanities Approaches to Visual and Material Culture,” Digital Humanities Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi 2017.
“The Pedagogy of DH: A Conversation,” as part NYCDH Week Spring 2017. NYU. New York 2017.
“Project Management for Digital Humanities Work,” Polonsky Summer Intern Program, New York University, New York 2016.
“Out of the box / Customized environments for Teaching and Scholarship,” Bobst Library, New York University, New York 2016.
“Digital Pedagogy Platforms and Approaches,” Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program, New York University, New York 2016.
“Advanced Omeka,” Social Sciences and Humanities Reference Center, Bobst Library, New York University, New York 2016.
“Introduction to Omeka,” “Advanced Omeka,” and “Designing Interactives for Museum Exhibitions,” as part NYCDH Week Spring 2016. NYU and Bard Graduate Center. New York 2016.
“Introduction to Omeka,” Digital Art History Lab, The Frick Collection. New York 2015.
“Content, Curation, and Publication: Using WordPress and Omeka to Tell Scholarly Stories,” as part of Spring 2015 Workshops in Digital Humanities for NYU Graduate Students, hosted by Digital Scholarship Services, NYU Libraries. New York 2015.
“Installing Omeka,” at NYCDH Omeka Workshop, studio@butler, Columbia University. New York 2014.
“Teaching with Omeka,” NYCDH Omeka Workshop 2014, Bard Graduate Center. New York 2014.
“Using Prezi for Visualization,” at THATCamp NYC. New York 2012.
“Using Wikis as Courseware and Exhibition Development Tools,” at THATCamp 2011. Fairfax, Virginia 2011.
“Flip-> Cut -> Post -> Press: A Crash Course in Performance, Digital Media and the Internet,” at Prelude ‘10. New York 2010.
Mobilizing Historic Geodata: Hack NYC’s Past. Participated in working session to develop possible uses for NYPL’s experimental urban-scale historical gazetteer called The New York City Chronology of Place (NYC-CoP). New York, 2013. (invited participant)
THATCamp NYC (New York, 2012), THATCamp CHNM (Fairfax, VA, 2010, 2011, 2012), THATCamp Pedagogy(Poughkeepsie, NY, 2011). Regular attendee and session leader at THATCamp unconferences. Topics of sessions participated in include publishing in digital age, collaborative software in the humanities, digital media and material culture, games and teaching and learning, digital media and archives, digital materiality, and open source and open access scholarship.
Cyberinfrastructures for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences: A Summer Institute (CI-HASS). Participated in conference at San Diego Supercomputing Center on ways of implementing computing infrastructure in humanities and social sciences. San Diego, 2006. (competitive selection)
Media and Beyond. Corporealities and Crises: IPP Performance and Media Studies Summer School at Johannes Gutenberg Universität. Presented paper “The Secret of Technological Space” and participated in two-week graduate student conference. Mainz, Germany, 2004. (competitive selection)
Curricular Development in Digital Media and Interdisciplinary Studies
Associate Director, John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program, NYU (2016-2017) Along with program director Sukhdev Sandhu
- Redevised program’s main mission
- Developed new curriculum and program requirements
- Developed new introductory methods and project capstone courses
CUNY Online Instructional Technology Fellow, CUNY Research Foundation. (2008-2009)
- Researched educational sites throughout CUNY and other universities to determine what are best practices for teaching and learning using digital and networked technologies.
- Investigated content management systems–including Blackboard, Moodle, WordPress, and MediaWiki–to determine which best suits the goals of the initiative.
- Assisted in development of CUNY Academic Commons, platform where faculty can discuss best practices for teaching online.
Researcher to the Vice President for Information Technology and External Programs, CUNY Graduate Center. (2003-2008)
- Integrated new interactive technologies (blogs, wikis, Moodle, Drupal) into ITP program curriculum, designed and maintained program website, advised students, and recruited instructors to teach software skills workshops.
- Taught following workshops: Blogging and Wikis, Database Design/Access, Flash, HTML/Dreamweaver.
Program Developer, proposed Ph.D. Program in Media Studies, CUNY Graduate Center. (2004-2006)
- Developed and organized faculty development seminar Media Studies in the Digital Age. Seminar brought together faculty to discuss and compose a proposal for Ph.D. program. Responsibilities included designing seminar syllabus and website, and organizing sessions.
- Helped develop interdisciplinary course to gauge interest in media studies among students.
Fellowships and Awards (Selected)
- “Digital Literary Pedagogy: An Experiment in Process-Oriented Pedagogy” was first runner-up in Best DH blog post, article, or short publication category of 2013 DH Awards.
- The Roberts Dissertation Award (2007)
- The Sue Rosenberg Zalk Student Travel and Research Fund Award (2003, 2004, 2006)
- DAAD Fellowship (German Academic Exchange Service) (2004)
Professional Service and Affiliation
- GSAS Program Committee for Digital Humanities (2017-present)
- Co-organizer and participant, NYU DH Network (2015-present)
- NYU DH Planning Committee (2015-present)
- Admissions review committee, John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program (2016-present)
- Thesis review committee, John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program (2016-present)
- Hirschhorn Thesis Award review committee, John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program (2016-present)
- Inter-Institutional Affiliations
- NYC-Digital Humanities
- Co-founder and Member (2011-present)
- Steering Committee (2011-present)
- NYC DH Week Planning committee (2016-present)
- The Journal for Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
- Co-founder and Member of Editorial Collective (2010-present)
- Co-Issue Editor (with Ellen Prokop), Issue 12. Special Issue on Digital Art History (forthcoming Fall 2017)
- Co-Issue Editor (with Sarah Ruth Jacobs), Issue 1 (Spring 2012)
- Governance and Oversight committee (2015-present)
- Staging committee (2016-present)
- Copyeditor (2012-2015)
- NYC-Digital Humanities
- Review and Support
- Peer Review, Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society (2016-present)
- Peer Reviewer, The Journal for Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (2010-present)
- External Evaluator for Promotion to Associate from Assistant Professor for Dianne Derr of VCU-Qatar Library (2015)
- Review Panelist, NEH Office of Digital Humanities, Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants, Education (2014)
- Conference Submission Reviewer, Digital Humanities 2014, Lausanne, Switzerland
- Conference Submission Reviewer, Digital Humanities 2013, Lincoln, Nebraska
- Conference Submission Reviewer, Digital Humanities 2012, Hamburg, Germany
- Letter of Support for NEH Grant Application by Computer History Museum (2015)
- Letter of Support for Council on Library and Information Resources Grant Application by Computer History Museum (2014)
- Letter of Support for Mellon Foundation Grant Application by EditMe project leaders (2014)
- NYU Draper Master’s Program
- Capstone Projects
- Matthew Dischner (2017)
- Hannah Katz (2017)
- Leslie Michaels (2017)
- Christina Thompson (2017)
- Capstone Projects
- CUNY Graduate Center Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program
- Capstone Advisor: Pamela Thielman (2014)
- PhD Comprehensive Examination: Mei-Ling Israel, Digital Humanities field (2013)
- Independent Study: Rebecca Mir, Visual and Material Culture of Video Games (2011)
- NYU Draper Master’s Program
- Previous Institutional Service
- Member, Bard Graduate Center Graduate Committee (full faculty committee) (2013-15)
- Focus Gallery Staff (2009-2015)
- Technology and Communications Committee (2010-12)
- Digital Initiatives: Pedagogy Subcommittee (convener) (2011)
- Digital Initiatives: Archive Subcommittee (2011)
- Digital Initiatives: Gallery Subcommittee (2011)
- Digital Initiatives: Visual Media Resources Subcommittee (2011)
- Digital Initiatives: Website Subcommittee (2011)
- Executive Committee, CUNY Certificate Program in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (2005-2008)
- Editorial Assistant, Slavic and East European Performance Journal (2001-2003)
Consultation with Non-Profit and Cultural Heritage Organizations
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
- Brooklyn Historical Society
- Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO)
- Society for the History of Technology (SHOT)
- SHOT Special Interest Group, Computers, Information, and Society (SIGCIS)
- Modern Language Association (MLA)
- College Art Association (CAA)
- American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)
- Museums and the Web (MW)
- Museum Computer Network (MCN)
- Content Management Systems: WordPress, Omeka, Mediawiki, Wikidot, Drupal (introductory)
- Web Development Tools: MAMP, XAMPP, TextMate, TextWrangler, Dreamweaver, Cyberduck FTP
- Multimedia Software: Photoshop, Fireworks, InDesign, Flash, iMovie, Garage Band, Audacity, Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro (introductory)
- Online Learning Management Systems: Blackboard, Moodle
- Other Applications: Microsoft Office Suite, Filemaker Pro, Zotero, Prezi, Scrivener, Google Earth Pro, Google Maps, Google Apps, Sketchup, GitHub (introductory)
- Other Technologies: Makerbot 3D Printer (MakerWare and ReplicatorG software), NextEngine 3D Scanner, Agisoft Photoscan (photogrammetry), Autodesk 123DCatch (photogrammetry), LifeSize Softphone IP telepresence software, Go-to-Meeting web-based telepresence software, highly competent with wide range of audio/visual hardware
Related Professional Experience
Founder, KIOSC, LLC (Keramidas Information and Operations Systems Consulting) (2002-present). Provide consultation to non-profit and educational organizations on web and database design, network setup and maintenance, content management system implementation, and quality assurance. Clients have included: