Assistant Professor of Digital Media
School of Communication, Room 367
Research and teaching interests
Kurt Lancaster is a digital filmmaker, shooting both documentaries and short
fiction screened at national and international festivals.
His research includes examining and
experimenting ways in which fiction and documentary storytelling on the web can
be designed to create compelling narrative experiences—as rich and diverse as
films and novels. As part of this research, he also explores new ways to apply
digital storytelling to online journalism.
In addition, Kurt also consults for the
Pulitzer prize winning international newspaper, The Christian Science
Monitor—training their reporters on video journalism for the web.
Kurt has taught at Fort Lewis College,
MIT, and NYU.
COM 399 Interactive Storytelling
EMF 129 Intro to Audio/Visual Storytelling
Representative research and creative activity
Digital Films & Web Stories
Folding Paper Cranes
Dreams from a Red Planet
Skins Anatomy: The making of a scene
Beijing Portrait: Tian Tan, The Temple of Heaven
Robert Wilson’s still lives in motion (barely)
The Death of September
The Diamond in the Cellar
Building a Home Movie Studio &
Getting Your Films Online. Co-authored with Cynthia Conti.
Billboard Books (an imprint of Watson-Guptill Publications), 2002.
Interacting with Babylon 5: Fan Performances in a Media Universe.
Foreword by Henry Jenkins. University of Texas Press, 2001.
Performing the Force: Essays on Immersion into Science Fiction, Fantasy, and
Horror Environments. Co-edited with Tom Mikotowicz. McFarland, 2001.
Warlocks and Warpdrive: Contemporary Fantasy Entertainments with Interactive
and Virtual Environments. Foreword by Brooks McNamara, NYU. McFarland,
Links of interestDigital Cinema SocietyInternational Documentary AssociationThe Digital Journalist
PhD, Performance Studies, New York University, 1999
MA, Theater, University of Maine, Orono, 1991
BA, English, Principia College, 1989