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Curriculum Vitae -- Academic

Curriculum Vitae

Ira Nayman
50 Evanston Drive
North York, Ontario
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(416) 630-7331
ira@lespagesauxfolles.ca

Education

Sept. 1996 to Nov. 2000
Ph.D in Communications
Mcgill University
Status: degree granted

Areas of concentration: new communications technologies, computer-mediated communication, virtual communities, the effects of new technologies on traditional arts, use of new technologies in the classroom

Courses completed: History, Theory, Technology; New Media and Policy; International Communications; Simulation

Dissertation: Literature at Lightspeed: A Community of Writers on the World Wide Web and Its Relationship to the Print Publishing Industry

Sept. 1994 to Aug. 1996
Masters of Arts in New Media Studies
New School for Social Research (Connected Education)
Status: degree granted

Areas of Concentration: new communications technologies, computer-mediated communication, the effects of new technologies on the arts

Thesis: Tell Me a Story I Can Live: Electronic Interactive Narrative and the Effacement of the Author

Sept. 1989 to Aug. 1994
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies
Major: Creative Writing
York University
Status: degree granted

Areas of Concentration: film history and theory, screenwriting

Academic Awards

Sept. 1998 to Aug. 1999
McGill Major Fellowship

Sept. 1997 to Aug. 1998
Max Stern Fellowship

Academic Employment

Jan. to Apr., 2008
Instructor
Image Arts, Ryerson University

Teaching "New Media Applications."

Sept. to Dec., 2008
Instructor
Image Arts, Ryerson University

Teaching "Third Year New Media Production" and "Interactivity and Networking."

Jan. to Apr., 2008
Instructor
Image Arts, Ryerson University

Teaching "Second Year New Media Production"

Sept. to Dec., 2007
Instructor
Image Arts, Ryerson University

Teaching "Second Year New Media Production," "Third Year New Media Production" and "New Media Applications."

Jan. to Apr., 2007
Instructor
Image Arts, Ryerson University

Teaching "Second Year New Media Production" and "Interactivity and Networking."

Sept. to Dec., 2006
Instructor
Image Arts, Ryerson University

Teaching "Second Year New Media Production" and "New Media Applications."

Jan. to Apr., 2006
Instructor
Image Arts, Ryerson University

Teaching "Advanced Topics in Film: Film and Technology" and "New Media Applications."

Sept. to Dec., 2005
Instructor
Image Arts, Ryerson University

Teaching "Experimental Art and Media."

Jan. to Apr., 2005
Lecturer
Image Arts, Ryerson University

"Experimental Art and Media:" taught course on the history and theory of experimental art and media.

Sept. to Dec., 2004
Lecturer
Image Arts, Ryerson University

"New Media Applications:" taught course on the history and theory of new media.

February 14, 2002
Guest Lecturer
McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology, University of Toronto

"History, Theory, Technology:" lecture on Lev Manovich’s The Language of New Media.

June/July, 2001
Associate Instructor
McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology, University of Toronto

"C&T 1005: Understanding McLuhan"

March 5, 2001
Guest Lecturer
McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology, University of Toronto "History, Theory, Technology:" lecture on the artistic challenges of interactive storytelling.

Jan 1999 to April 1999
Professor
Graduate Program in Communications, McGill University

"History of Communications I:" lectured; developed course outline and put together course materials; wrote and graded exams; consulted with students upon request

Jan. 1999 to April 1999
Course Development
Graduate Program in Communications, McGill University

"Unnammed Course:" co-developed curriculum for online graduate level course to be shared with four other Canadian universities using cutting edge computer mediated communications technology

Sept. 1997 to Dec. 1997
Teaching Assistant
Graduate Program in Communications, McGill University

"History of Communications I:" led weekly conference groups; graded exams and papers; consulted with students upon request

January 1997 to April 1997
Teaching Assistant
Graduate Program in Communications, McGill University

"History of Communications II:" led weekly conference groups and an online conference group; graded exams and papers; consulted with students upon request

Work Experience

Oct. 15, 2001 to August 15, 2002
Co-chair
2003 Association of Internet Researchers conference

Duties: arranging hotel accommodations; organizing working and steering committees; fundraising; development of conference themes

Sept. 1, 2000 to July 1, 2002
Associate Director
byDesign eLab

Additional duties: managing editor, Netizen News; developing design and content for eCommons/Agora Web site

January 1 to August 31, 2000
Senior Research Associate
byDesign eLab

Duties included: directing an English-language online forum asking individuals about online public spaces; developing content for a database on the issues of universal access and the digital divide; heading the evaluations unit of the Electronic Commons.

Publications

Assistant Editor

Vital Links for a Knowledge Culture: Public access to new information and communications technologies. Strasbourg: Council of Europe Publishing, 2001.

Author

"The Canadian Screenwriting Market." Creative Screenwriting. July-August, 2004. Volume 11, Number 4.

"The Perfect Word Is The One That Will Do." Vocabula Review. [http://www.vocabula.com/2004/VRJULY04Nayman.asp] July, 2004.

"David Sutherland - Romance in the Bones." Creative Screenwriting. March-April, 2004. Volume 11, Number 2.

"Laughter is Always Appropriate." Creative Screenwriting. March-April, 2002. Volume 9, Number 2.

"thanks for all the fish" *Spark. [http://www.spark-online.com/issue30/nayman.html] March, 2002. Issue 30.

"blame canada" *Spark. [http://www.spark-online.com/issue29/nayman.html] February, 2002. Issue 29.

"hollywood – geniuses need not apply" *Spark. [http://www.spark-online.com/issue28/nayman.html] January, 2002. Issue 28.

"left side of hollywood" *Spark. [http://www.spark-online.com/issue27/nayman.html] December, 2001. Issue 27.

"film fax: the picture degrades with successive copies…" *Spark. [http://www.spark-online.com/issue26/nayman.html] November, 2001. Issue 26.

"in video veritas" *Spark. [http://www.spark-online.com/issue25/nayman.html] October, 2001. Issue 25.

Review of Digital McLuhan. Computers & Society. September, 2001. V31 N3.

"not the masterpiece it should have been" *Spark. [http://www.spark-online.com/issue24/nayman.html] September, 2001. Issue 24.

"peace, love, understanding and communications technology." *Spark. [http://www.spark-online.com/issue22/nayman.html] July, 2001. Issue 22.

"The Man Who Wasn’t There: Narrative Ambiguity in 3 Recent Hollywood Films." Creative Screenwriting. March-April, 2001. Volume 8, Number 2.

Sherlock, Jr. review. Scope: An Online Journal of Film Studies. [http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/film/journal/filmrev/sherlock-jnr.htm] February, 2001.

Review of David Brin’s The Transparent Society. New Media and Society. December, 2000. Volume 2 Issue 4.

"the gift of generalized exchange" *Spark. [http://www.spark-online.com/february01/media/nayman.html] February, 2001. Issue 17.

"who do you trust?" *Spark. [http://www.spark-online.com/january01/discourse/nayman.html] January, 2001. Issue 16.

"built in concrete." *Spark. [http://www.spark-online.com/november00/discourse/nayman.html] November, 2000. Issue 14.

"content is king – content creators are (apparently) clowns." *Spark. [http://www.spark-online.com/october00/trends/nayman.html] October, 2000. Issue 13.

"are you experienced?" *Spark. [http://www.spark-online.com/september00/media/nayman.html] September, 2000. Issue 12.

"the $100 billion shrug?" *Spark. [http://www.spark-online.com/august00/esociety/nayman.html] August, 2000. Issue 11.

"life inside the universal machine." *Spark. [http://www.spark-online.com/july00/media/nayman.htm] July, 2000. Issue 10.

"native media, natural media. *Spark. [http://www.spark-online.com/june00/media/nayman.html] June, 2000. Issue 9.

"the education of corporations." *Spark. [http://www.spark-online.com/may00/trends/ira_nayman.html] May, 2000. Issue 8.

"when push came to be shoved." *Spark. [http://www.spark-online.com/january00/discourse/articles/nayman.html] January, 2000. Issue 4.

"Lessons from A Videoconferenced Course." Cause/Effect. Fall, 1999. Volume 22, Number 3.

"Not Just Idle Chitchat: Dialogue in the Screenplays of Stanley Kubrick." Creative Screenwriting. July-August, 1999. Volume 6, Number 4.

Review of Writing for Multimedia. Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies. April, 1999.

"Definitely a David Cronenberg Film: An Interview With: David Cronenberg." Creative Screenwriting. March-April, 1999. Volume 6, Number 2.

"Give the boom a screen credit." Hour. February 4-10, 1999. Volume 7, Number 5.

"Net Worth: How can the government regulate the Internet?" Hour. October 29-November 4, 1998. Volume 6, Number 43.

"Pop Goes Reality." Hour. September 3-9, 1998. Volume 6, Number 35.

Toronto International Film Festival: 39 director interviews. Reel Independence Web site. September, 1998.

"The Next Net: When everything old is new again." Hour. December 4-10, 1997. Volume 4, Number 49.

"Getting Real: RealVideo brings film to your fingertips." Hour. November 27-December 3, 1997. Volume 4, Number 48.

"Film's Cutting Edge." Hour. October 23-29, 1997. Volume 4, Number 43.

"The Adaptable Altman." Creative Screenwriting. Fall, 1997. Volume 4, Number 3.

Toronto International Film Festival: 27 director interviews. Reel Independence Web site. September, 1997.

"Kroking the Fire." Hour. July 10-16, 1997. Volume 5, Number 28.

"The Logic of the Technology." Hour. April 10-16, 1997. Volume 5, Number 15.

"What Evil Lurks." Hour. March 20-26, 1997. Volume 5, Number 12.

"Getting Connected with Connect Ed. EduCom Review. May/June 1997. Volume 32, Number 3.

Lilies. Reel Independence. November/December 1996. Volume 4, Issue 5.

"You've Never Been Kissed Like This Before." Reel Independence. September/October 1996. Volume 4, Issue 4.

Bones of the Forest. Reel Independence. May-August 1996. Volume 4, Issue 3.

"A Network to Die For: 20 Years of Television Satire." Creative Screenwriting. Winter 1996. Volume 3, Number 3.

"Quick-Fix Voodoo Charm." Reel Independence. March/April 1996. Volume 4, Issue 2.

"Swallowing Childhood's Bitter Pills." Reel Independence. January/February 1996. Volume 4, Issue 1.

"Oblivious to Oblivion." Reel Independence. November/December 1995. Volume 3, Issue 7.

"Trends in Hollywood Screen Comedy." Creative Screenwriting. Spring 1995. Volume 2, Number 1.

"Pop Go the Weasels: Quentin Tarantino's Use of Popular Culture." Creative Screenwriting. Winter 1994. Volume 1, Number 4.

Conferences

"The Philosophy of Comedy Writing." Lecture at the 2002 Screenwriting Expo. Los Angeles, California, United States. November 16, 2002.

"Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind: A Case Study in Interactive Narrative." Paper presented at the Association of Internet researchers annual conference. Maastricht, the Netherlands. October 15, 2002.

"The World Wide Web as a Potential Aide to Furthering Participatory Democracy." Presentation to the Canadian Communications Association annual conference. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. May 31, 2002.

"Virtual Spaces as Vital Places." Presentation at the National Policy Research annual conference. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. December 6, 2001.

"Improvisations on Tradition: Thoughts on a Methodology for Studying Online Distributed Activities." Paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers annual conference. Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. October 14, 2001.

"The Future History of Online Public Space." Presentation to the Canadian Communications Association annual conference. Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. May 27, 2001.

"Uncertain Protection: How Digital Communications Technology Undermines the Social Value of Copyright." Paper presented at the Canadian Communications Association annual conference. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. May 29, 2000.

"Marketing Yourself: The Success Factors in the Communication Research Field." Panel presentation at the Canadian Communications Association annual conference. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. May 29, 2000.

"New Directions in Distance Learning." Panel presentation at the Canadian Communications Association annual conference. Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. June 6, 1999.

"The Internet, Government Regulation and the Nation-State." Paper presented at the Canadian Communications Association annual conference. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. June 3, 1998.

"Son of a Gun: The Uncomfortable Mix of Violence and Humour." Paper presented at Bang Bang, Shoot Shoot! Toronto, Ontario, Canada. May 16, 1998.

"Class Acts: A Comparison of Teaching Technologies." Paper Presented at ECOO '98. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. May 2, 1998.

"Creativity in the New World." Panel discussion at InterActive 96. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. February 1996.

"Interactive Storytelling." Paper presented at InterActive 96. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. February 1996.

 

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