Holly Willis


Holly Willis is a faculty member in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, where she also serves as Director of Academic Programs for the Institute for Multimedia Literacy and Director of the Media Arts + Practice PhD program. The Institute for Multimedia Literacy is dedicated to studying new modes of teaching and learning in a digital culture, for pre-K, K-12 and higher education, and to exploring the connections between media art and education. The Media Arts + Practice doctoral program offers a rigorous and creative environment for scholarly innovation as students explore the intersection of design, media and critical thinking while defining new modes of research and scholarship for the 21st century. As director of these entities, Dr. Willis oversees projects and initiatives dedicated to new directions in curriculum, pedagogy and tools for scholars. She currently serves as co-editor of the International Journal of Learning and Media; she is the co-founder of Filmmaker Magazine, dedicated to independent filmmaking; she is the editor of The New Ecology of Things (Art Center College of Design, 2007), a book about ubiquitous computing; and she is the author of New Digital Cinema: Reinventing the Moving Image, which chronicles the advent of digital filmmaking tools and their impact on contemporary media practices. Dr. Willis has written extensively on experimental media practices and emerging pedagogical models for a variety of publications.

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