Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York
 




Edward A. Wachtel
                      


Ph.D., New York University

Faculty Memorial Hall 434
718.817.4858
wachtel@fordham.edu




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. 

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