Dr. Eric Freedman is Professor and Dean of the School of Media Arts at Columbia College Chicago. He is the author of The Persistence of Code in Game Engine Culture (Routledge, 2020) and Transient Images: Personal Media in Public Frameworks (Temple University Press, 2011). His most recent essays include "Engineering Queerness in the Game Development Pipeline" (Game Studies), "Software" (The Craft of Criticism), "Resident Racist: Embodiment and Game Controller Mechanics" (Race/Gender/Class/Media 3.0), and "Technobiography: Industry, Agency and the Networked Body" (Produsing Theory in a Digital World). He serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Creative Media Research and the advisory board of the Communication and Media Studies Research Network. Dr. Freedman holds a Ph.D. from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
New Media, Video Game Studies, Software Studies, Public Policy and New Technologies, Film and Television Studies