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Prof. William Uricchio

William Uricchio

William Uricchio

William Uricchio is Professor of Comparative Media Studies at MIT and Principal Investigator of the MIT Game Lab and the MIT Open Documentary Lab; and Professor of Comparative Media History at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Guggenheim, Fulbright and Humboldt fellowships have supported his research on the interplay of media technologies and cultural practices, and their role in (re-) constructing representation, knowledge and publics. In publications with topics ranging from Batman to Shakespeare, and from memory palaces to computer games, he develops new histories of 'old' media when they were young and investigates the interactions of media cultures and their audiences through research into cultural citizenship, media and cultural identity, and the dynamics of historical representation and reenactments. Uricchio edits the Playful Thinking series at MIT Press and is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Cultural Studies.

From January 2013 to May 2013, he will be a fellow at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg at the University of Göttingen, where he will be finishing a book on the deep history of the televisual.

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