|Lori Landay, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Cultural Studies in the Liberal Arts Department at Berklee College of Music in Boston, is a new media artist and interdisciplinary scholar exploring the making of visual meaning in twentieth- and twenty first-century American culture. |
She is the author of two books: I Love Lucy (published in the TV Milestones Series by Wayne State University Press, 2010) and Madcaps, Screwballs, and Con Women: The Female Trickster in American Culture (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998). She has also published journal articles, book chapters, and multimedia online journal pieces on other aspects of film and television comedy, silent film, and new media technologies.
Exploring visual and interactive media as an artist as well as a scholar and teacher, Lori is the writer, director, and editor of the documentary film The Jazz Age Gaze: Looking at the Flapper Film, numerous "machinima" digital videos available on vimeo.com and youtube, as well as the creator of virtual art installations and other digital art. She is also L1Aura Loire in the virtual world Second Life, and L1Aura Loire on ReactionGrid and other OpenSim virtual worlds.