Alexander J. Cohen
PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo, Adjunct Assistant Professor
Film & Media
6216 Dwinelle Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720
Alexander Cohen received his A.B. in Biology from Brown University in 1981, and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1989. He joined the faculty at UC Berkeley in 1990, and has taught courses on the philosophy and rhetoric of science, and the critical theory of technology. His course, Cinema and Beyond (Film 140), explores the effects of computer and media technology on cinema, cultural expression, and society. His interests include digital cinema, the future of cinema, new media, science fiction and critical theory. His recent articles have appeared in Theory and Society and Intertek.
Hear Alex Cohen speak about the Matrix on wbur.org: onpointradio.org
Presently: running Undergroundfilm.org a non-profit whose mission is to advance independent cinema by implementing fundamental elements of the filmmaking process on the Internet — from conception, through production, to digital distribution and exhibition.
Nov 2000 to 2002:
OpenDesign.Inc. VP Engineering. OpenDesign.com was a Distributed infrastructure software company for web services and application servers.
Feb 2000 to Sept 2000:
CTO of POP.com a DreamWorks and Imagine Entertainment venture.