Media@McGill is pleased to announce that Dr. Kyle Stine, currently visiting assistant professor of film studies in the Department of Cinema and Comparative Literature at the University of Iowa, USA, will be the 2014-2015 Media@McGill Postdoctoral Fellow. In the context of Media@McGill’s 2014-2015 theme of Media, Senses and Sensibilities, Dr. Stine will be working under the direction of Professor Jonathan Sterne, Interim Director of Media@McGill for 2014-2015; Dr. Stine’s research project is titled, “Cinema Without Us: Machine Perception and Human Finitude.”
Dr. Stine received his PhD from the University of Iowa. His dissertation on the intersecting histories of cinema and the computer titled, “Calculative Cinema: Technologies of Speed, Scale, and Explication,” was supported by a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship and a residency at Iowa’s Obermann Center for Advanced Studies; it has recently given rise to a book proposal and two scholarly articles.
In addition to his research, Kyle Stine will be teaching an undergraduate course in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies, in fall 2014: “The Hand in Art, Technology, and Design: Digits and Digitalia.” Further plans include a public event, such as a talk or panel discussion, in the winter 2014 term.
We look forward to Dr. Stine’s arrival and eagerly await a stimulating and fruitful year of joint collaboration