FIMS Profile

John Reed

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

University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
Fax: 519-661-3506
TEACHING: I teach two core courses in the Faculty: MIT 1020, which is an introduction to the study of media, information, technology and culture and is the core first-year course; and MIT 2152 'Social Movements and Media' which is an introduction to the Media in the Public Interest (MPI) stream. I also teach upper-division courses that explore technology, media, and society, such as 'The Politics and Representation of Food', 'Documentary Media and the Production of Truth', and a new course in 2017, entitled 'Media and Environmental Justice.' RESEARCH INTERESTS: I examine technological culture through: 1) media arts production; 2) cultural, media, and information theory; and 3) techno-cultural studies. RESEARCH: Currently I'm collecting interviews to explore the use of online jail 'webcams' that broadcast images from inside jails and detention centres.