Search Files Podcast Episode 1
Data Visualization and Films in the Classroom
Wesley Grubbs founded Pitch Interactive, with over 20 years of experience in the interactive industry. Wes is in charge of technical and creative direction and managing all crucial aspects that define the project scope, client expectations, deliverables and story telling. He holds a Master’s degree in Information Systems and a Bachelor’s degree in International Economics from the University of Arkansas. Built upon his life experiences, education and his innate interest in the brain and cognition, Wes' work focuses on revealing patterns about human behavior and how our actions impact our surroundings.
Hatim El-Hibri is assistant professor of Film and Media Studies at George Mason University, where he is also affiliated with Cultural Studies, and Middle East and Islamic Studies. He earned his PhD in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University, and previously was a faculty member at the Media Studies Program at the American University of Beirut. His research and teaching interests are in global media and communication studies, urban studies, media history and theory, visual culture studies, and Middle East studies. His first book, Visions of Beirut: The Urban Life of Media Infrastructure, is now out from Duke University Press.
Jessica Holland is the Manager of Knowledge Production and Pedagogy at the Forum on Arab and Muslim Affairs, part of the Arab Studies Institute. Jessica is also co-curator of the upcoming exhibition “Geographies of the Future: Traveling the Arab World in Virtual Reality (2024). Jessica was formerly the project co-lead for a digitization and online education project, the ACOR Digital Archive in Amman, Jordan. Jessica gained an MA with distinction in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic from SOAS, University of London, in 2018. She presented her dissertation on decolonial ‘affordances’ within the digital archive to peers at Photo Archives VII conference, organized by NYU Dhabi Institut in Florence (2019). Jessica received her BA in History of Art from the University of Cambridge in 2013.