- University of California, Santa Barbara
I am a professor of film, TV and digital media technologies. I research and write about new media aesthetics and history. Much of my work centers on race and ethnicity matters in digital IT braided throughout with concerns for activist social change movements. Issues of race and digital games are important strands in my digital humanities research as well. I include a brief bio statement below. The writer, journalist of sorts, Nicholas Carr is an interesting figure and, as a chronicler of IT (industries and socio-cultural practices) and social media more recently, he reminds me of Marshall McLuhan and his prognostications about the TV effect at mid 20th-century and beyond on local and global societies--a McLuhanesque redux, if you will. Although I have not read his books, I am familiar with his public profile and blog posts and print journalistic commentary, I find Carr's some of his tracking of contemporary IT developments relatively benign featuring alarmist and insightful tendencies.
Dr. Anna Everett is Professor of Film, Television and New Media Studies, and former Chair of the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). She has published numerous books and articles including Returning the Gaze, Learning Race and Ethnicity: Youth and Digital Media, New Media: Theories and Practices of Digitextuality, and her award winning recent book Digital Diaspora: A Race for Cyberspace.