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MemberYair Solan

I recently received a Ph.D. in English with doctoral certificates in American Studies and Film Studies from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and currently teach at Queens College, CUNY. I specialize in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, film and media studies, and the interrelations of literary and technological culture. My articles have been published in Modernism/modernity, the Journal of the Short Story in English, and Studies in American Naturalism. At present, I am working on a book project that examines U.S. writers’ critical engagement with the screen from pre-cinematic media to early motion pictures.

MemberOlivia Louvel

Olivia Louvel is a French-born British composer and artist whose work draws on voice, computer music and digital narrative. She operates at the intersection of creation and documentation, often taking for a point of departure, texts, poetry and existing autobiographical documents. Her practice is built upon a long-standing exploration of the voice, sung or spoken, and its manipulation through digital technology, as a compositional method.  

MemberEliot Bates

Eliot Bates is an ethnomusicologist and recording engineer with a special interest in the social studies of technology. His research examines recording production and the social lives of musical instruments and studio recording technologies. A graduate of UC Berkeley (2008) and ACLS New Faculty Fellow (2010), he is currently an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. He has also taught at the University of Birmingham (UK), Cornell University, and the University of Maryland, College Park. He is currently the Vice-President of the Society for Asian Music, and formerly served on the Board of the Society for Ethnomusicology. He has written two books: Digital Tradition: Arrangement and Labor in Istanbul’s Recording Studio Culture (Oxford University Press, 2016), and Music in Turkey: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (Oxford University Press, 2011)—and, with Samantha Bennett, co-edited Critical Approaches to the Production of Music and Sound (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018). He is also a performer and recording artist of the 11-stringed oud.

MemberRob Lancefield

Rob Lancefield is Head of IT at the Yale Center for British Art. Previously he led digital work at the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, where he led the development and launch of DAC Open Access Images in 2012. He chairs the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Council of Affiliates, a council of leadership representatives from 28 national and international organizations in the museum field. Rob is a former president of the Museum Computer Network (MCN), the professional organization for people who do digital work in museums, and a co-founding member of the ImageMuse discussion group, which now connects more than 500 digital imaging professionals in museums and other cultural organizations.

MemberRichard Freedman

I first came to Haverford in 1986, where I serve as Professor of Music, John C. Whitehead ’43 Professor of Humanities and Associate Provost for Curricular Development, and have taught a wide range of courses in the history of music. My main research interests center on sacred and secular music of the Renaissance, especially the French chanson. For the last decade I have also explored digital technologies for the study of musical works and their history in print, collaborating closely with colleagues at Programme Ricercar at Centre d’Etudes Supériéures de la Renaissance  in Tours, France, the leading French institute for the study of Early Modern culture (see links to these projects below). This work has been supported by major grants from the ACLS, the NEH, and the Mellon Foundation, among others. When not busy in the classroom or with research I enjoy giving public lectures on music, notably a series of pre-concert talks for the Philadelphia Orchestra and for the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. I have also worked with One-Day-University (a traveling set of continuing education panels). More than Mozart, a set of 14 recorded talks for those curious to be better listeners, can be purchased through Barnes and NobleRecorded Books, and Audible.com. I have also served the American Musicological Society as Editor of Digital and Multimedia Scholarship for its journal, JAMS. I am currently Chair of the Technology Committee for the Society. I also serve the Renaissance Society of America as Board member and Chair of the Digital and Multimedia Committee.

MemberSteve McCarty

Steve McCarty is an Adjunct Professor for international classes and faculty development at Kansai University. He remains a Professor at Osaka Jogakuin University, and lectures for the Japanese government international agency JICA. His CV lists 300 documented accomplishments: 219 publications and 81 presentations. Google Scholar has found 355 citations to his work. He has delivered five opening keynote addresses on e-learning at international conferences, most recently in Thailand (profile photo). See the Project below for research areas, or visit his homepage Japanned at HC. Steve is from Boston and lives near Kyoto with his Japanese wife.