Spencer Striker


Work Founder & Executive Producer GameZombie TV Lecturer Media Arts & Game Development Lab University of Wisconsin at Whitewater Education PhD, Educational Communications & Technology University of Wisconsin at Madison (Expected: 2013) M.S., Telecommunications, Indiana University at Bloomington B.S., Radio-TV-Film B.A., History University of Texas at Austin Highest Honors, Phi Beta Kappa Bio I grew up primarily in New England--between Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts--and spent some of my youth in Southern California and Europe. I completed high school in Chicago, and received highest honors degrees in History and Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin. Upon graduation, I lived in Costa Rica, Honduras, and Brazil, a journey that resulted in the novels, Fury & Redemption and Bad Blood Born. In the fall of 2006, I entered the Telecommunications Program at Indiana University at Bloomington. My thesis project was the four-time Webby Award winning original series, GameZombie TV. In the Fall of 2009, I joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, helping develop UW-W's Media Arts & Game Development Program. Simultaneously, I’m pursuing a PhD in Educational Communications & Technology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. My professional objective is to design cutting edge, hands-on new media education projects--like GameZombie--that compete and succeed on the web Web Awards & Distinctions 2010 Webby Award 2010 People’s Voice Webby Award 2009 Webby Honoree Award 2008 Webby Honoree Award 25 front page video stars by DailyMotion 3 full months on the front page of Revver 10 front page editor's picks on Crackle 10 featured videos on YouTube’s Gaming Channel 20 featured videos on Gametrailers 2 full months on the front page of Bebo over 50 additional featured GZ vids over 7 million global video views Skills Nonlinear Digital Editing & Motion Graphics Design Including Final Cut Pro Editing Suite Scripting Languages, Graphics Design, & Web Development Including the XHTML, CSS, & Adobe Creative Suite TV Studio Production, (multi-camera direction & advanced lighting): Teaching and producing in a $2.5m HD studio Writing & Producing for Books, Games, Film, TV, & the Web Project Mgmt: built and oversee a smart, flexible, and highly productive media co. of 80+ students at UW & IU DIGITAL MEDIA PRACTICE New Media Production, Social Media Optimization, Game Media, Project Development & Management, Executive Producing Web Video EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH FOCUS: New Media effects on how we think, work, and live and the development of project-based 21st Century multimedia learning projects that compete and succeed on the web

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