Faculty in the Cinema and Digital Media Program are listed here, with titles and contact information. Click on a name to see the full biography and related items for each person, or use the “read more” links.
Jesse Drew’s research and practice centers on alternative and community media and their impact on democratic societies, with a particular emphasis on the global working class. His audio-visual work, represented by Video Data Bank, has been exhibited at festivals and in galleries internationally. His current film project is Open Country, a feature documentary on the politics of American Country music.
Ph.D. Cornell UniversityResearch Interests: Film and media studies, German literature, Intellectual history
Currently the Director of the Davis Humanities Institute, Jaimey Fisher is Associate Professor of German and Cinema and Digital Media. He studied German literature and thought at Stanford University, at the Freie Universität Berlin, and at Cornell University.
Ph.D. Media Arts and Sciences, Duke UniversityM.F.A. Digital Media Art, University of Florida, GainsvilleB.E.D. Visualization Science, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University
Patrick LeMieux is a game designer and media theorist. Recent projects include Speculation (http://speculat1on.net), an alternate reality game that explores the culture of Wall Street investment banks in the context of the 2008 global economic crisis, and Open House (http://no-place.org), a telematic installation which allows visitors to virtually squat in a Florida home undergoing foreclosure after the U.S. housing collapse.
Ph.D. History & Philosophy of Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1974B.A. Integrated Liberal Arts, St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA, 1970
Tim Lenoir is a Distinguished Professor in the Cinema and Digital Media Program. He has published several books and articles on the history of biomedical science from the nineteenth century to the present.
Ph.D. History of Science, Harvard UniversityPh.D. English and American Literature and Language, Harvard UniversityM.A. Stanford University
Colin Milburn’s research focuses on the relations of literature, science, and technology. His interests include science fiction, gothic horror, the history of biology, the history of physics, nanotechnology, video games, and the digital humanities. He is a member of the Cinema and Digital Media Program, the English Department, the Science and Technology Studies Program, and the Center for Science and Innovation Studies.
Diplomstudium Regie equivalent> MFA Film Director, German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB)
Branwen Okpako was born in Lagos/Nigeria. She received a BSC in political sciences from Bristol University, England in 1991, followed by MFA equivalent in film directing from the German Film & Television Academy, Berlin (dffb) in 1999.
Composer, performer, instrument builder, journalist, activist, historian, kayak instructor—Bob Ostertag’s work cannot easily be summarized or pigeon-holed. He has published 21 CDs of music, 2 films, and 3 books, and appeared at music, film, and multimedia festivals around the globe.
Julie Wyman’s 2012 documentary film STRONG! (75 min, HD) continues her visual investigation of cultural and media constructions of health, weight, gender and body image. STRONG! premiered to sold-out houses and standing ovations at Silverdocs 2012, screened in theaters nationally, and was broadcast nationally as the closing film of the 10th season of PBS’s Emmy award winning series, Independent Lens, where it won the series’ Audience Award.