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Chuck Tryon

Dr. Chuck Tryon

Dr. Chuck Tryon
Associate Professor

Office:  Butler Building 126
Phone:  (910) 672-2223




On-Demand Culture: Digital Delivery and the Future of Movies, 2013, forthcoming with Rutgers University Press.

Reinventing Cinema: Movies in the Age of Media Convergence, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2009.


Refereed Journal Articles

"'Make Any Room Your TV Room:' Digital Delivery and Media Mobility," Screen 53.3 (October 2012), 287-300. [Planned translation into Chinese for PKU Film Study Year Book, Peking University Press.]

 "Digital Distribution, Participatory Culture, and the Transmedia Documentary," Jump Cut 53 (August 2011), [Translated into Spanish and republished in Blogs & Docs as "Distribución digital, cultura participativa y documental transmediático,"]

"Redbox vs. Red Envelope, or What Happens when the Infinite Aisle Swings through the Grocery Store," Canadian Journal of Film Studies 20.2 (Fall 2011): 38-54.

"Political Video Mashups as Allegories of Citizen Empowerment," co-authored with Richard Edwards, First Monday 14.10 (October 2009): online.

 "Video from the Void: Video Spectatorship, Domestic Movie Cultures, and Contemporary Horror Film," Journal of Film and Video 61.3 (Fall 2009): 40-51.

"Virtual Cities and Stolen Memories:  Temporality and the Digital in Dark City," Film Criticism 28.2 (Winter 2003-04): 42-62.

"Letters from an Unknown Filmmaker: Chris Marker's Sans Soleil and the Politics of Memory," Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge 8 (Spring 2004).


Refereed Book Chapters

"Pushing the (Red) Envelope: Portable Video, Platform Mobility, and Pay-Per-View Culture," Moving Data: The iPhone and My Media. Ed. Patrick Vonderau and Pelle Snickars. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012, 124-39.

 "Fan Films, Adaptations, and Media Literacy," Across the Screens: Science Fiction on Television and Film.  Ed. Jay Telotte and Gerald Duchovnay. London: Routledge, 2011, 176-190.

"What a Difference a Day Made: Database Narratives and Avatar Subjectivities in the Alternate Reality Film."  Violating Time: History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema.  Ed. Christina Lee. New York: Continuum, 2008.  208-24. 

"TV Time Lords: Audience, Serial Narrative, and the Future of Science-Fiction Television."  The Essential Reader on Science Fiction Television.  Ed. J. P. Telotte.  Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2008. 301-14.


Invited Journal Articles

"Pop Politics: Online Parody Videos, Intertextuality, and Political Participation," Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture 6.4 (October-December 2008): 209-13.

 "New Media Studies and the New Internet Cinema," Post-Identity 5.1 (Winter 2007).

 "Writing and Citizenship:  Using Blogs to Teach First-Year Composition," Pedagogy 6.1 (Winter 2006): 128-32. 


Invited Presentations and Lectures

"Streaming U: College Students and Connected Viewing," Invited Presentation to Warner Brothers Division of Digital Distribution (with Max Dawson), Burbank, California, September 2012.

"'Make Any Room Your TV Room:' Media Mobility and Social Connectedness," Invited Lecture at Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, March 2012.

"Platform Mobility, Digital Delivery, and the Future of Movies," Invited Lecture at Baylor University, January 2012.

"'Make Any Room Your TV Room:' Mobility, Personalization, and the Fragmentation of Movie Culture," Invited Lecture at Georgia State University Department of Communication, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2011.


Non-academic Publications

"'Depiction is not Endorsement:' Representing Torture in Zero Dark Thirty," Antenna: Responses to Media and Culture, January 21, 2012.

"On-Demand Culture," Filmmaker Magazine 21.2 (Winter 2013): 104-05.

"Preparing Minds for Evolving Work," Raleigh News and Observer op-ed, February 1, 2013, 13A.

"Recording and Hosting Podcasts Using the Internet Archive," ProfHacker Blog, The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 14, 2013

Review, James Bennett and Niki Strange, eds, Television as New Media (Durham: Duke University Press, 2011).  Screen 53.4 (Winter 2012): 498-502.

"Pushing Mobile," Hacktivision: A Smart Look at the Future of Television, February 14, 2012

"Accessing the Cinematic Cloud," Antenna: Responses to Media and Culture, January 31, 2012

"Avatar Comes Home: 3D and the Death of DVD," MediaCommons, In Media Res video archive, November 4, 2011


Funded Research

"Streaming U: College Students and Connected Viewing" (with Max Dawson), Connected Viewing Initiative, Carsey-Wolf Center, University of California, Santa Barbara, $5,000 to research college students' connected viewing habits.

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