Faculty Memorial Hall 434
I am an Associate Professor and the Founding Director of the Edward A. Walsh Digital Media Laboratory. I received the B.A. degree from Queens College, CUNY and my Ph.D. in Media Ecology from New York University, where I studied under the late Neil Postman. For the past 20 years, I have served at Fordham University.
I have produced video documentaries, mixed media (video and live performance), and multi-image works for a variety of venues, including broadcast television, the Broadway stage and museum exhibition.
My background in media production has informed my theoretical interests and my research. I have always been fascinated by the interactions of media, art and human perception. I have written about how the tools and perception of ancient cave painters helped them create works with cinematic qualities; how the vision of Roman and Renaissance painters led to the invention of perspective in painting; and how contemporary film and video makers use the different modalities of aural and visual imagery to make unique cinematic meanings.