I’m a media biz veteran transitioning mid-career into independent media and academia from Boulder, Colorado. This year I’m in the deep end researching my phd dissertation on Electronic Surveillance and Subjectivity for the European Grad School – THE place for critical theorists, media makers and philosophers of technology to check out. I’m teaching writing and production at the Colorado Film School, and shooting and editing short-form video essays in my so-called free time. I’m following Ed Sanders’ (The Fugs) mantra: ALL PROJECTS NOW.
I’m excited to work on BallotVox’s web 2.0 election project because in the contemporary propaganda wars, the people now DO have the power! Or, that’s what I hope we discover….
Last job I had was Director of Production for Free Speech TV, a not-for-profit progressive media network, where I supervised production and content for 22 episodes of the weekly half-hour news magazine SourceCode, an experiment in participatory media for social change, aimed at encouraging civic engagement and supporting activists with cameras.
In the past few years I’ve become a bit of an obsessive video and audio recordist. Favorite projects: documenting His Holiness, the Dalai Lama’s Dharamsala meetings with scientists and psychologists, and doing start up for the Naropa Audio Archive Project, a digital online collection of 1200 hours of audio and video from Allen Ginsberg’s 30-year project at the Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.
I’m primarily interested in the digital creation of history, including the implications for public media and open thought, which means I’m a media reformer working towards net neutrality, and against repressive legislation like HB1955.
Jake, of course John Lennon is my favorite Beatle, but more important, my current favorite Beatle tune is a cover of Arthur Alexander’s Soldier of Love (Lay Down Your Arms).tags CO co-curators