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Alex Ingersoll


Alex Ingersoll received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on media and technology studies with a focus on technologies of spatial representation, orientation, and memory. Much of his work explores the aesthetic and sonic environments of our social imaginations of space and the tension among neglected and marginalized ideas and machines. Using experimental and documentary approaches to the moving image, he is interested in the productive possibilities that come from our experiences and encounters that have undefined edges and features. His work has been featured in venues and festivals in the U.S. and abroad, including the Antimatter Media Arts Festival, Transient Visions Festival of the Moving Image, Athens Digital Arts Festival, and the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival.

Creative and Research Interests

  • Experimental, Nonfiction, and Animation Production
  • Critical/Cultural Studies and Medium Theory
  • Media Archaeology and Histories of Technology
  • Materiality and Infrastructure
  • Digital Culture and Mobility Studies

Teaching areas

  • Video Production
  • Media Theory, History, & Criticism
  • Advanced Cinematography
  • Algorithmic Cultures
  • Animation & Motion Graphics
  • Media & Popular Culture
  • Broadcast News
  • Network Media & Mobility Culture
  • Game Theory, History, & Design

Recent Juried Exhibitions and Screenings

  • 2019 Silver Award Winner for excellence in experimental filmmaking, 73rd University Film and Video Association Conference
  • 2022, Antimatter [media art] Festival, Deluge Contemporary Art, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  • 2022, Revolutions Per Minute Festival, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA
  • 2021, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Museum of Modern Greek Culture, Athens, Greece
  • 2021, Transient Visions: Festival of the Moving Image, Spool Contemporary Art Space, Johnson City, NY
  • 2019, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland

Selected Research and Presentations


To quote the filmmaker Robert Bresson, “make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.” Follow your passions, be creative, and strive to make mistakes while developing new (and potentially strange) connections.

Alex Ingersoll


Alex Ingersoll
Associate Professor - Media Studies
Area Coordinator for Media Studies

309 Communication Arts Center


PhD Media and Technology Studies
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MA Media Studies
University of Colorado at Boulder

BA Media Studies; Cinematic Arts
University of Iowa