FIMS Profile

John Reed
Lecturer

FIMS & Nursing Building Room 4081
Phone: 519-661-2111 x86687

University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
Fax: 519-661-3506
jreed22@uwo.ca
  • Teaching

  • Research

  • Projects

  • Service

  • Courses Taught

TEACHING:

My teaching examines the interaction between communication and culture through applied media arts production and cultural, media, and information theory. I'm lucky to teach two introductory courses here at FIMS:  

  • MIT 1020: Media Studies is a first-year core course for students interested in the Media, Information, and Technoculture undergraduate stream.
  • MIT 2152: Social Movements and Media is an introduction to the Media in the Public Interest (MPI) stream for undergraduates.

 

I also teach upper-division courses that work across our strengths here at FIMS:

  • The Politics and Representation of Food
  • Documentary Media
  •  Media and Environmental Justice
  •  The Theory and Practice of Making, which in 2019 inaugurated the opening of our new undergraduate makerspace.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

I examine the interaction between communication and culture through: 1) media arts production; 2) cultural, media, and information theory; and 3) techno-cultural studies.

PROJECTS:

As of late

I'm collecting interviews about the use of online jail 'webcams,' which transmit live images from inside detention centres to the general public.

I'm working with students to create our new makerspace--a hands-on environment that allows us to critique by creating and collaborating.

I work for UWOFA--the faculty association--on the Communications Committee, the Board of Directors, and the Executive Board.

I am excited to bring the London chapter of Cinema Politica to FIMS beginning in 2019. I'm looking forward to partnering with the campus and London communities to host screenings and discussions around issues relating to community, social justice, and independent arts. https://www.cinemapolitica.org/about-cinema-politica

I'm also proudly involved with the Forest City Film Festival, working with both the youth and documentary short programs https://www.forestcityfilmfest.ca


LIS 9134 Privacy and Surveillance 2015 Fall , 2015 Winter , 2014 Winter , 2013 Winter , 2012 Winter , 2010 Winter , 2008 Summer MIT 1020 Introduction to Media, Information and Technoculture 2020 Winter , 2019 Fall , 2019 Winter , 2018 Fall , 2018 Winter (2 sections) , 2017 Fall (2 sections) , 2016 Fall (2 sections) , 2015 Fall (2 sections) MIT 1500 The Matter of Technology 2015 Winter , 2014 Fall , 2014 Winter , 2013 Fall , 2013 Winter , 2012 Fall , 2012 Winter , 2011 Fall , 2011 Winter , 2010 Fall , 2010 Winter , 2009 Fall , 2009 Winter MIT 2152 Media and Social Movements 2019 Fall , 2018 Fall , 2017 Fall , 2016 Fall , 2015 Fall , 2014 Fall MIT 2662 Documenting the Documentary: Meaning, Politics and Ethics 2010 Fall , 2009 Fall , 2008 Fall MIT 272 Documentary Media 2006 Fall MIT 286 Documentary Media and the Production of Reality 2007 Fall MIT 2901 Social Movements and Media 2013 Fall , 2013 Winter , 2012 Winter , 2011 Winter , 2009 Fall , 2008 Fall MIT 3402 Politics & Representation of Food 2010 Winter , 2009 Winter MIT 3430 Special Topics in MIT: Making: Theory and Practice 2020 Winter , 2019 Winter MIT 3436 Surveillance & Visual Culture 2009 Winter MIT 373 Theories of Photography and Post Photography 2006 Winter MIT 374 The Politics and Representation of Food 2008 Winter (2 sections) MIT 376 Surveillance & Visual Culture 2007 Fall , 2007 Summer , 2007 Winter , 2006 Fall , 2006 Winter MIT 3832 Documentary Media 2020 Winter , 2017 Fall , 2015 Fall , 2014 Winter MIT 3932 Politics & Representation of Food 2018 Fall , 2017 Fall , 2016 Fall , 2016 Winter , 2014 Fall , 2013 Fall , 2011 Winter MIT 4032 Special Topics in MIT: Media and Environmental Justice 2019 Winter , 2018 Winter MIT 4036 Visualizing Surveillance 2010 Fall MIT 4103 Special Topics in MIT: Media and Environmental Justice 2019 Fall MIT 4999 Media and the Public Interest Practicum 2016 Fall , 2015 Winter