William Uricchio, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Literature Professor Cambridge, Massachusetts uricchio@mit.edu Office: (617) 452-3182

Bio/Research

William Uricchio is Professor and Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program and professor of Comparative Media History at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He has held visiting professorships at Stockholm University, the University of Science and Technology of China, the Freie Un...

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Bio/Research

William Uricchio is Professor and Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program and professor of Comparative Media History at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. He has held visiting professorships at Stockholm University, the University of Science and Technology of China, the Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin, and Philips Universit├Ąt Marburg; and Guggenheim, Fulbright and Humboldt fellowships have supported his research. Uricchio considers the interplay of media technologies into cultural practices, and their role in (re-)constructing representation, knowledge and public. In part, he researches and develops new histories of 'old' media (early photography, telephony, film, broadcasting, and new media) when they were new. And in part, he investigates the interactions of media cultures and their audiences through research into such areas as peer-to-peer communities and cultural citizenship, media and cultural identity, and historical representation in computer games and reenactments. He is currently completing a manuscript on the concept of the televisual from the 17th century to the present.

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