A nationally respected scholar and accomplished media artist, Dr. Freedman has been highly involved in the study of media and the digital age for more than 20 years.
As Dean of the Knight School of Communication, Dr. Freedman has positioned Queens to be a leader in the study and development of digital and media literacy. By bridging community engagement and new media innovation, the Knight School is transforming the local information ecosystem.
Most recently, his work has focused on DigitalCharlotte.org, a connected learning laboratory dedicated to strengthening local communities and improving the lives of area residents through digital and media literacy. DigitalCharlotte.org is made possible through a grant from the Knight Foundation.
Since joining Queens in 2012, Dr. Freedman has been a key spokesperson for the university, doing interviews with NPR and local TV stations on a range of media topics, including digital literacy, information technologies, social media, hacker culture and data mining.
- Transient Images: Personal Media in Public Frameworks, Temple University Press, 2011
- "Technobiography: Industry, Agency and the Networked Body," Produsing Theory in a Digital World: The Intersection of Audiences and Production in Contemporary Theory, Peter Lang, 2012
- "Resident Racist: Embodiment and Game Controller Mechanics," Race/Gender/Class/Media 3.0, Pearson, 2012
- "The Limits of the Cellular Imaginary," Flow TV: Television in the Age of Media Convergence, Routledge, 2011