Sean Cubitt - Biography#

Sean Cubitt is Professor of Film and Television at Goldsmiths, University of London. Previously Prof of Global Media and Communication at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, he is Professorial Fellow in Media and Communications at the University of Melbourne. His publications include Timeshift: On Video Culture, Videography: Video Media as Art and Culture, Digital Aesthetics, Simulation and Social Theory, The Cinema Effect and EcoMedia. He is the series editor for Leonardo Books at MIT Press.

His current research is on genealogies of digital light technologies, on the environmental impacts of digital media; and on political aesthetics. He is on the editorial boards of a number of journals including Screen, Cultural Politics, Animation, International Journal of Cultural Politics, Visual Communications, Futures, Time and Society, fibreculture, MIRAJ and The New Review of Film and television Studies, and he is series editor for Leonardo Books, MIT Press. He is half of the thriller-writing team Lambert Nagle.

He has supervised twenty-one PhDs to completion, several including research by creative practice. Topics include net art, Wikipedia, Clint Eastwood, ICT for development, meteorological art, creative practice research models, digital documentary, high-definition television, heterotopias, television history, collaborative models in online environments, games sound, interactive arts and the British film avant-garde. He has examined 39 PhD theses, again including many employing creative practice.
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