Media & Communication Department

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David Tafler David I. Tafler Email David I. Tafler

Professor, Media & Communication
Visual Communication and Culture
Walson Hall 104
(484)664-3666


Background
B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton
M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.F.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

David Tafler has published many articles on interactive media, camcorder activism, avant-garde cinema, and electronic art, appearing in journals such as Afterimage, Wide Angle, Media Information Australia, Continuum, Kunstforum, and others. His research chronicles some of the earliest innovative applications of interactive video technology in the arts. His co-edited book TRANSMISSION: Toward a Post-Television Culture discusses the future of television and video. His work continues to focus on viewer-participant experience in an evolving media culture environment. Most recently, that cultural focus has shifted to the central desert of Australia. Tafler has been working with the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people, studying the most recent evolution of their 50,000 year old culture in the electronic age. His courses focus on the convergence of multimedia, television, audio, and telephone technologies. He teaches Fundamentals of Visual Communication, Hypermedia, Video Production, and film courses.