Lynn Schofield Clark(email@example.com)
Lynn Schofield Clark is Associate Professor in the Department of Media, Film, and Journalism Studies. Clark co-directs DU's Institute for the Digital Humanities with Adrienne Russell. Her research interests are in cultural sociology, with an emphasis on the role digital and mobile media play in social change. She is author of Parenting in the Digital Age (forthcoming) and is also co-writing a book on young people and the future of news. Her first book, From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural (Oxford University Press, 2003), received a Best Ethnography award from the National Communication Association. Clark is also co-author of Media, Home, and Family (Routledge, 2004), editor of Religion, Media, and the Marketplace (Rutgers, 2007), and co-editor of Practicing Religion in the Age of the Media (Columbia University Press, 2002). Clark directs the University's Edward W. and Charlotte A. Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media, which recognizes an outstanding journalist every year at the Estlow Event, a public and interdisciplinary university-wide conference held in Winter quarter. More on her research and teaching can be found on her website: lynnschofieldclark.com.
Chris Coleman is an Assistant Professor in the DMS program and Graduate Director of DMS. His research interests include control systems, chaos and order, digital interaction, physical interaction, borders, animation, appropriation, technological decay, art as activism, audio/video manipulation, systems in nature, and object creation. He received his B.F.A. in sculpture at West Virginia University where he also spent a number of years studying Mechanical Engineering. His M.F.A. was earned at SUNY Buffalo specializing in Interactivity and Real-Space Electronics. More may be found at Chris's personal website (www.digitalcoleman.com) and his course website (www.du.edu/~ccolem22).
Bill Depper is a Lecturer in the Digital Media Studies program. His primary teaching areas include web development, interactive media and 3d modeling and animation. Bill's creative work explores text/image relationships found within digital media. These explorations are expressed through interactive works, experimental video pieces and computer-based animation. He has a M.A. in Digital Media Studies at DU as well as a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa and a B.A. in English from the University of Denver.
Rafael Fajardo is an Associate Professor of eMAD and Digital Media Studies. Rafael is part of an emerging group of artists and designers who are exploring the potential of digital video games to express serious and complex subject matter. Through his collaborative, SWEAT, Fajardo has published two video games that comment on the game-like nature of (il)legal human traffic at the US/Mexico border. These games have been exhibited in Holland, Turkey, Canada, and the US. Before coming to Colorado, Fajardo spent six years living, teaching, and working on the US/Mexico border. There, he challenged the canons of design education and attempted to locate a visual expression that was of the region and not imposed from outside. His students created ideosyncratic works that have been recognized for their excellence by Milia, the leading global forum for the interactive industries; Walt Disney Imagineering; and, MexicArte, a nationally reknown cultural space in Austin, Texas. For over twelve years Fajardo has been investigating cultural identity and cultural representation through his visual and intellectual work. His early explorations, completed while receiving his MFA from RISD, garnered recognition from the American Center for Design. More recently, his critical practice has earned him recognition by I.D., The International Magazine of Design. In 2005, the Colorado Council for the Arts awarded him a grant to support scholarships for under-represented populations to a game camp he is organizing with the department of computer science at the University of Denver. His educational background includes two undergraduate degrees from The University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA in design from the Rhode Island School of Design. More may be found at Rafael's personal websites (www.RafaelFajardo.com and www.sudor.net/blog) and his course website (www.du.edu/~rfajardo).
W. Scott Howard(firstname.lastname@example.org)
W. Scott Howard received his Ph.D. in English and Critical Theory from the University of Washington. Scott teaches in the Department of English and in the Digital Media Studies Program at the University of Denver, where he is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in English, (find out more at http://mysite.du.edu/~showard/ & http://portfolio.du.edu/showard. Scott designs, edits and publishes two electronic, annual, peer-reviewed journals: Reconfigurations, A Journal for Poetics & Poetry / Literature & Culture, ; and Appositions, Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature & Culture. His featured essays on digital poetics have appeared in Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Double Room, and Word for Word. Some of his interests for research and teaching include: Shakespeare and film; landscape, media and cultural memory; digital archives, modernity (early- thru post-) and authorship. Professor Howard is the recipient of fellowships and grants from the University of Denver, the PEW Charitable Trusts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Jim LaVita is currently Professor of Social Sciences in the Division of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Denver, where he had formerly been Professor of Computer Science and before that Professor of Mathematics. He holds two doctorates, in applied mathematics (New York University, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences) and in anthropology ( University of Texas, Austin) as well as an M.A. in Folklore ( University of California, Berkeley). He was chairman of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science nine years. His scholarly interests are in: technology, computing and culture; dance ethnology and dance history; folklore; performance, aesthetics and expressive culture. Prof. LaVita spent six summers in Norway and Sweden studying traditional couple dancing, and was the recipient of a Norwegian Marshall Fund Grant to study there. He has been a research associate in the Department of Scandinavian Studies and the Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley and also a visiting scholar at the University of Texas, Austin. He has studied, taught, lectured and written about traditional dance, its social settings, and its improvisatory techniques. He is currently artistic co-director of 3rd Law Dance/Theater, a modern dance/theater company which creates a unique and exciting brand of performance: dramatic soundscapes, moving imagery, thoughtful and engaging narration, vivid and imaginative costuming and lighting.
Carl Raschke, Ph.D. Harvard University, has wide-ranging interests and engagements. He is the author of numerous books and hundreds of articles on topics ranging from postmodernism to popular religion and culture to technology and society. His best-known work, Painted Black (Harper Collins, 1991), surveys the relationship between certain religious cults and violence in contemporary society. His book, The Interruption of Eternity (Nelson-Hall, 1980) is regarded as a standard reference work on the origins of the New Age movement. His most recent books include Fire and Roses: Postmodernity and the Thought of the Body (State University of New York, 1995) and The Engendering God (Westminster, 1995), which deals with feminist strains in early Christianity. Dr. Raschke is also past-president and former executive director of the American Association for the Advancement of Core Across the Curriculum and past-Director of the University of Denver's Humanities Institute; he has also served on national committees of the America Academy of Religion. He is co-founder and senior editor of The Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory and has been involved heavily in recent years in the development of national online learning initiatives, including The Syllabus Institute.
Trace Reddell is Associate Professor of Digital Media Studies, and the Director of the DMS program. Additionally Trace is a digital media artist and theorist exploring the interactions of multimedia production, networking technologies, media theory, literary criticism, space rock and ambient music, and the history of drug cultures. His live cinema work with Timothy Weaver, “microMacroCosm,” debuted at the University Theater, Amsterdam, in June 2006. Trace also performed new solo work at Melkweg, as part of Upgrade! Amsterdam. His vlog, “It’s a Psych-Out!,” launched in December 2005 to explore the personal media dimensions of expanded cinema. His net.art and audio works may be found at Electronic Book Review, Stasis_Space, djrabbi.com, on several microsound.org compilations, and The Communications of Tomorrow label. His score to Philip K. Dick's last novel, Radio Free Albemuth , is out on the Sine Fiction label. Trace contributed the sound track to the multimedia remix of Guy Debord’s “Society of the Spectacle,” a collaboration with Mark Amerika and Rick Silva. Since debuting at the Paris Bienniale in February 2004, “SOS” has screened ot over 30 international venues including galleries and new media festivals in New York, London, Glasgow, Berlin, Zurich, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Tehran. Recent publications include articles in Leonardo Electronic Almanac and the Contemporary Music Review. Trace’s chapter, “The Social Pulse of Telharmonics: Functions of Networked Sound and Interactive Webcasting,” is included in Cybersounds: Essays on Virtual Music Culture (Peter Lang Publishing, 2006). He edits the music/sound/noise thread at Electronic Book Review and is the producer of Alt-X Audio. More may be found at Trace's web site (www.du.edu/~treddell).
Adrienne Russell is an Associate Professor in the DMS program. She co-directs DU's Institute for the Digital Humanities with Lynn Clark. Adrienne's research and teaching focus on emerging forms of digital communication and the rise in participation among members of the public in the production and distribution of media. Before joining the DMS faculty, she held a two-year fellowship at the University of Southern California's Annenberg Center. She is co-editor of the book International Blogging, a volume of case studies on the way national and local contexts influence blogging around the world. Her book Networked: A Contemporary History of News in Transition will be published in 2011 by Polity Press. She has taught at the American University of Paris, University of California at Berkeley, University of Southern California and Indiana University. More of Adrienne's current projects and interests can be found at her website (adrienne.typepad.com).
Timothy Weaver is Associate Professor of eMAD and Digital Media Studies. As a new media artist Timothy's concerted objective has been to contribute to the restoration of ecological memory through a process of speculative inquiry along the art | technology interface. His recent live cinema, video and sonic projects have been featured at FILE/FILE Hipersonica (Brazil), Transmediale (Berlin), New Forms Festival (Vancouver), Subtle Technologies (Toronto), Korean Experimental Art Festival (Seoul), Museum of Modern Art (Cuenca, Ecuador) and nationally at Boston CyberArts/MIT, SIGGRAPH, the New York Digital Salon and the National Institutes of Health. Additionally, Weaver has conducted visiting artist projects at the University of Gavle, Creative Media Lab/Creative Programming (Gavle, Sweden), KTH/Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm), University of Pittsburgh and University of Colorado, Boulder. His course areas include interactive art and design, net art and design, sustainable design strategies and media ecologies/media semiotics. Timothy received an MFA in Sculpture from University of Colorado at Boulder in 1993, an MS in Environmental Engineering and a BS in Microbiology from Purdue University. Timothy's research areas include emerging forms of interactivity and narrativity, biologically inspired computing, biomimetics, shared interactive space, and sustainable design. Projects and more information are linked on his personal web sites (lab.biotica.org and www.primamateria.org) and his course website (www.du.edu/~tweaver2).