William C. Uricchio
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William Uricchio received his Ph.D. in cinema studies from New York University in 1982 and comes to MIT from the Institute for Media and Re/Presentation at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, where he was department chair. He currently directs a five-year cultural identity project in the European Science Foundation Changing Media Changing Europe initiative.

A Fulbright and Humboldt fellow, Uricchio has published widely on early television, early cinema and their emergence as cultural forms, including Reframing Culture: The Case of the Vitagraph Quality Films(1993); Die Anfänge des deutschen Fernsehens: Kritische Annäherungen an die Entwicklung bis 1945 (1993); The Many Lives of the Batman: Critical Approaches to a Superhero and His Media (1991); and "The Nickel Madness": The Struggle to Control New York City’s Nickelodeons in 1907–1913. His most recent books include Media Cultures (2006 Heidelberg), on responses to media in post 9/11 Germany and the US, and We Europeans? Media, New Collectivities and Europe (forthcoming).


Lectures:

debate
flag Institutional Perspectives on Storage
as moderator at  MIT World Series: Media in Transition 6: Stone and Papyrus, Storage and Transmission,
together with: Claude Mussou, Pelle Snickars, Richard Wright,
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  lecture
flag Global Television
as author at  MIT Communications Forum,
together with: David Thorburn (moderator), Roberta Pearson, Eggo Muller,
21 views
lecture
flag Putting Human Agency into the Equation: The Social Construction of Technology
as author at  MIT World Series: Principles of Engineering Practice (3.003),
30 views
  lecture
flag Copyright, Fair Use, and the Cultural Commons
as moderator at  MIT Communications Forum,
together with: Wendy Gordon, Gordon Quinn, Hal Abelson, Pat Aufderheide,
16 views
lecture
flag News, Information and the Wealth of Networks
as moderator at  MIT World Series: Will Newspapers Survive?,
together with: Yochai Benkler, Henry Jenkins,
164 views
  lecture
flag Migratory Narratives: Why Some Stories Replicate Across Media, Cultures, Historical Eras
as author at   MIT World Series: Media in Transition 4: The Work of Stories,
together with: Thomas Pettitt, Richard Howells, Janet Staiger,
277 views