Julian Bleecker is a Research Fellow at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Center for Communication and an Assistant Professor in the Interactive Media Division, part of the USC School of Cinematic Arts.
Bleeckerâ€™s work focuses on emerging technology design, research and development, and concept innovation in the areas of pervasive media and mobile entertainment. His focus is on designing and prototyping technology-based networked applications that anticipate near-future forms of mobile and pervasive experiences.
Bleecker has given talks and exhibited many of his emerging media and art-technology projects, designs and concepts in venues such as SIGGRAPH, Lift, Xerox PARC, Oâ€™Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, Oâ€™Reilly Where 2.0 Conference on Location-Based Technology, Ubicomp, Ars Electronica, ACM SIGCHI, ACM Advances in Computer Entertainment, Banff New Media Institute, American Museum of the Moving Image, Art Interactive (Boston), Boston Cyberarts Festival, Reboot, Eyebeam Atelier (New York City), and SK Telecomâ€™s Art Center Nabi (South Korea). Before joining USC, Bleecker worked as an entertainment technology consultant, creating mobile and networked applications for commercial entertainment clients.
Bleecker has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, an MS Eng from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Cruz where his dissertation was on the relationships amongst technology, entertainment and popular culture.
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