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Current & Ongoing Projects | Academic publications | Filmography | Presentations | Works in Review/Revision | Other Writing | Reviews | Professional Service
Research interests

cultural geography, political geography, American West, place & landscape, popular cultures, visual methodologies

Current & ongoing projects

Film project derived from the writings of J.B. Jackson (read more).

Moving Image Geography, a channel on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/channels/499837

Academic publications

2014. "Live/Work: Portland, Oregon as a Place for Comics Creation." In Comic Book Geographies, ed. Jason Dittmer, 59-71. Media Geography at Mainz volume 4. Stuttgart: Franz Verlag Steiner (pdf).

2009. "Murray Bookchin on Mars! The Production of Nature in Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy" (reprint). In Kim Stanley Robinson Maps the Unimaginable: Critical Essays, ed. William Burling, 231-241. Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy no. 13. Jefferson, NC: McFarland.

2009. "Filming Post-Bourgeois Suburbia: Office Space and the New American Suburb." Journal of Popular Culture 42:3: 497-514 (pdf).

2004. With Anne-Marie Deitering."Weblogs and the 'Middle Space' for Learning." Academic Exchange Quarterly Winter (online journal).

2002. "Murray Bookchin on Mars! The Production of Nature in Kim Stanley Robinson’'s Mars Trilogy." In Lost in Space: Geographies of Science Fiction, eds. Rob Kitchin and James Kneale, 167-179. London and New York: Continuum.

1997. "Kropotkin and Spatial Social Theory: Unfolding an Anarchist Contribution." Anarchist Studies 5:2 (October): 109-130.

1997. "Urban Political Ecology: An Introduction." In Teaching Political Ecology. Capitalism, Nature, Socialism 8:1 (March): 131-137.

1995. "Dialogue on Socialism and Ecology: Notes on Fotopoulos and O’Connor." Society and Nature no. 7: 148-153.

1994. "Colonial Questions: Ideological Hegemony in André Gide’s Travels in the Congo. In Wondering Through the Tropics: Western Travel and the Geographing of Others, ed. Joanne Sharp. Department of Geography Discussion Paper Series no. 106 (January), 7-19. Syracuse, NY: Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

Filmography

2012. Comic Book City, Portland, Oregon, USA. Director, editor, and producer. Official blog. IMDB.
Screenings:

2010. "Reference Question". Short film, drama/film noir. Editor and producer with the Monmouth Film Collective. Portland, Oregon 48 Hour Film Project. View on blip.tv or YouTube.

2009. "past-present." Short film, drama. Director, editor, and producer with the Monmouth Film Collective. Portland, Oregon 48 Hour Film Project. View on blip.tv or YouTube.

2009. "24-Hour Comics Day at Cosmic Monkey." Documentary short. Made for the Oregon 150 Commemoration at Western Oregon University, 13 February. View on blip.tv or YouTube.

2008. "The Decision." Short film, historical fiction/period piece. Director, editor, and producer with the Monmouth Film Collective. Portland, Oregon 48 Hour Film Project. View on blip.tv or YouTube.

2008. "8veU." Documentary short. With the Willamette Valley Film Collective. International Documentary Challenge, 6-10 March. View on blip.tv in Flash or Quicktime, or on YouTube.

2007. "DreemRz, Inc." Fantasy short. Director, editor, and producer with the Monmouth Film Collective. Portland, Oregon 48 Hour Film Project. View on blip.tv or YouTube.

2007. "Visual Vitriol: The Art of Punk." Documentary short. With the Willamette Valley Film Collective. International Documentary Challenge, 1-5 March. View on blip.tv in Flash or Quicktime.

2006. "5 Cups of Coffee." Dramatic short. Director, editor, and co-producer with Maren Bradley Anderson. Flight Animal Productions. Official Selection, 2007 Mid-Valley Video Festival (Salem, Oregon). View on blip.tv.

2006. "Flight Animal." Documentary short. With the Willamette Valley Film Collective. International Documentary Challenge, 22-27 March. View the video in the IDC Screening Room.

2005. "That's cool, I'm pretty tall." Dcoumentary short. Co-directed and photographed with Amy O'Brien. Northwest Film Center, Documentary Intensive Workshop, 1 May.

Paper presentations

2011. "Comic Book City, Portland, Oregon USA." Presented at The Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, 12-16 April. Seattle, WA.

2006. "Film and Video as a Geographic Research Practice." Presented at The Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting, 6-9 September. Eugene, Oregon.

2006. "Flight Animal." Documentary short. With the Willamette Valley Film Collective. Screened for the Social Science Symposium, Western Oregon University, 17 May. Monmouth, Oregon.

2006. "Geopolitics/film politics: the BC film commission and the meaning of the U.S.-Canada border." Presentation for "The Canadian Imaginary: Paradise in the North or Cheap Labor Market?", Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Meeting, 2-5 March. Vancouver BC.

2005. "Learning Communities: a new approach to teaching the social sciences." Presented to the Social Science Symposium, Western Oregon University, 12 October. Monmouth, Oregon.

2005. "That's cool, I'm pretty tall." Documentary short. Co-directed and photographed with Amy O'Brien. Screened for the Social Science Symposium, Western Oregon University, 23 May. Monmouth, Oregon.

2005. "The Plastic Classroom: Teaching with Weblogs." Presented to the Social Science Symposium, Western Oregon University, 6 April. Monmouth, Oregon.

2004. Co-authored with Anne-Marie Deitering. "Teaching through the Blogosphere: New Spatialities and the Classroom." Presented at The Association of Pacific Coast Geographers 2004 Annual Meeting, 8-11 September. San Luis Obispo, California.

2003. "Welcoming the Machine into the Garden: Western Regional Identity and Edward Ellis’ The Steam Man of the Prairies." Presented at The Association of Pacific Coast Geographers Annual Meeting, 17-20 September. Portland, Oregon.

2002. " '... the seed plots of American character': Turner's Cultural Geography and the American Gangster Film." Presented at The Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, 19-23 March. Los Angeles, California.

1996. "Forest Activism and Political Culture: The Difference of Place." Presented at The Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, 9-13 April. Charlotte, North Carolina.

1995. "A Geography and Social History of Scarcity and Inequality." Presented at The Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, 14-18 March. Chicago, Illinois.

1993. "Into the Breach: Bioregionalism and Social-Cultural Flux." Presented at Shifting Paradigms in Science and the Environment, 2nd annual conference, 16-17 April. Syracuse, New York.

Works in review/revision

"Digital Cinema, Montage and Other Visualities." Submitted to You are Here: The Journal of Creative Geography (April 2014).

"5 Cups of Coffee" (short film) and "On Directing and Editing as a Geographer" (essay). Submitted to Aether: The Journal of Media Geography (January 2009).

Other writing

2008-present. Worlds in Panels, a monthly ongoing column about comics and culture.

2009. Contributing Writer, "The 60 Most Memorable Films of 1999 - Part 3" PopMatters 25 March, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/feature/71692-decade-dense-the-60-best-films-of-1999-part-3a/

2009. "An Auteur's Touch of Evil" PopMatters 20 March, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/feature/67224-an-auteur-touch-of-evil/.

2009. Contributing Writer, "The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008" PopMatters 16 January, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/feature/68696-the-new-classics-the-30-best-films-of-2008

2009. Contributing Writer, "Back to Basics: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2008." PopMatters 12 January, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/feature/67688-back-to-basics-the-30-best-tv-shows-of-2008-part-1/

2008. "Life into Art: Strange Culture and the Measure of Documentary Film." PopMatters 14 August, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/feature/59088/life-into-art-strange-culture-and-the-measure-of-documentary-film/.

2008. Contributing Writer, "High Redefinition: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2007." PopMatters 18 January, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/features/article/53053/high-redefinition-the-30-best-tv-shows-of-2007/.

2008. Contributing Writer, "Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male." PopMatters 9 January, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/features/article/52763/performance-art-the-best-acting-of-2007-male/.

2008. Contributing Writer, "Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Female." PopMatters 9 January, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/features/article/52764/performance-art-the-best-acting-of-2007-female/.

2007. "Barbarians at the Gate." PopMatters 27 February, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/features/article/10856/barbarians-at-the-gate/.

2006. "Bringing Short Films to a Mailbox Near You: An Interview with Karl Mechem." PopMatters 8 December, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/features/article/8542/bringing-short-films-to-a-mailbox-near-you-an-interview-with-karl-mechem/.

2006. "Balancing on The Wire: David Simon and America's Forgotten War." PopMatters 15 September, http://www.popmatters.com/tv/features/060915-the-wire.shtml.

2006. "The False Divide: Crosstalk in the Digital Wars." PopMatters 23 August, http://www.popmatters.com/film/features/060823-digitalfilm.shtml.

2006. "The Closing of the Frontier." PopMatters 27 June, http://www.popmatters.com/tv/features/060627-deadwood.shtml.

2006. "Fascism and the Text: Alan Moore, the Wachowskis, and V for Vendetta." PopMatters 26 May 2006, http://www.popmatters.com/film/features/060526-vforvendetta.shtml.

2006. "Breaking the Social Order: Brokeback Mountain and the Re-Imagined Western." PopMatters 24 February, http://www.popmatters.com/film/features/060224-brokebackmountain.shtml.

2002. "In My Opinion: Don'’t ‘ditch’ the doctrine." The Oregonian 16 December, http://www.oregonlive.com/public_commentary/oregonian.

Reviews

2013. Blu-ray review. Band of Outsiders (1964): The Criterion Collection. PopMatters 27 June, http://www.popmatters.com/review/172952-band-of-outsiders-bande-a-part-the-criterion-collection-blu-ray-edit/

2013. Blu-ray review. Objectified (2009). PopMatters 7 January, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/166664-objectified/

2012. Blu-ray review. Hard Core Logo (1996): All Access Edition. PopMatters 7 December, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/166040-hard-core-logo-all-access-edition-blu-ray/

2012. Blu-ray review. The Last Days of Disco (1998): The Criterion Collection. PopMatters 7 September, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/162438-the-last-days-of-disco-the-criterion-collection-blu-ray-edition/

2012. Blu-ray review. La Jetee (1963)/Sans Soleil (1983): The Criterion Collection. PopMatters 30 March, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/156186-la-jeteesans-soleil-the-criterion-collection-blu-ray-edition/

2011. DVD review. Super 8 2011. PopMatters 23 November, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/151357-super-8/

2011. DVD review. 3 Backyards 2010. PopMatters 27 June, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/144168-3-backyards/

2011. Blu-ray review. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968). PopMatters 23 June, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/143872-once-upon-a-time-in-the-west/

2011. Blu-ray review. The Hustler (1961). PopMatters 2 June, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/142175-the-hustler/

2011. DVD Review. Freakonomics (2010). PopMatters 10 February, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/136434-freakonomics/

2011. DVD Review. Salt (2010) Theatrical Edition. PopMatters 3 January, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/134928-salt/

2010. DVD Review. Metropia (2009). PopMatters 17 November, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/133436-metropia/

2010. DVD Review. Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect (2007). PopMatters 22 September, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/131069-rem-koolhaas-a-kind-of-architect/

2010. DVD Review. A Town Called Panic (2009). PopMatters 19 July, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/128344-a-town-called-panic/

2010. DVD Review. Uncertainty (2009). PopMatters 1 June, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/126249-uncertainty

2010. DVD Review. Arizona Dream (1993). PopMatters 30 April, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/124507-arizona-dream-warner-archive-collection

2010. DVD Review. Blood Ties: The Complete Series (2007). PopMatters 23 April, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/124137-blood-ties-the-complete-series

2010. DVD Review. Examined Life (2008). PopMatters 26 February, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/120778-examined-life/

2010. DVD Review. Sita Sings the Blues (2009). PopMatters 11 January, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/118090-sita-sings-the-blues/

2009. DVD Review. Chinatown (1974) Centennial Collection. PopMatters 18 November, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/116082-chinatown-centennial-collection/

2009. DVD Review. Monsoon Wedding (2001) The Criterion Collection. PopMatters 13 November, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/115503-monsoon-wedding-the-criterion-collection/

2009. DVD Review. Private Century (2006). PopMatters 28 October, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/114577-private-century/

2009. DVD Review. Audience of One (2007). PopMatters 1 September, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/110450-audience-of-one/

2009. DVD Review. Dakota Skye (2008). PopMatters 25 August, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/109991-dakota-skye/

2009. DVD Review. 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1966). PopMatters 4 August, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/108947-2-or-3-things-i-know-about-her/

2009. DVD Review. This American Life: Season Two (2009). PopMatters 24 July, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/108747-this-american-life-season-two/

2009. DVD Review. RiP: A Remix Manifesto (2009). PopMatters 24 June, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/102337-rip-a-remix-manifesto/

2009. DVD Review. Inside Outside: Vandalism, Art and Vandalism as Art (2005). PopMatters 12 June, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/94795-inside-outside-vandalism-art-and-vandalism-as-art/

2009. DVD Review. Film is a Burning Place: Works by Enid Baxter Blader (2009). PopMatters 5 June, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/94245-a-film-is-a-burning-place-works-by-enid-baxter-blader/

2009. DVD Review. Ashes of Time Redux (2008). PopMatters 30 March, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/71512-ashes-of-time-redux/

2009. DVD Review. To Catch a Thief (1955) "The Centennial Collection". PopMatters 24 March, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/71960-to-catch-a-thief-the-centennial-collection/

2008. DVD Review. Hellboy II: The Golden Army 3-Disc Special Edition DVD (2008). PopMatters 5 November, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/66367-hellboy-ii-the-golden-army-3-disc-special-edition/

2008. DVD Review. Star Trek: Alternate Realities Collective (2008). PopMatters 17 November, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/65571-star-trek-alternate-realities/

2008. DVD Review. Prometheus' Garden (2008). PopMatters 27 October, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/64700/prometheus-garden/

2008. DVD Review. Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (1981). PopMatters 16 October, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/64180/ladies-and-gentleman-the-fabulous-stains/

2008. DVD Review. My Blueberry Nights (2007). PopMatters 28 August, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/62330/my-blueberry-nights1/

2008. DVD Review. Mon oncle Antoine (1971). PopMatters 14 August, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/61850/mon-oncle-antoine-criterion-collection/

2008. DVD Review. Mad Men, season one (2007). PopMatters 6 August, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/feature/61432/mad-men-sad-men/

2008. DVD Review. Bomb It (2008). PopMatters 31 July, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/61358/bomb-it/

2008. DVD Review. The Red Violin (1998): The Meridian Collection. PopMatters 21 July, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/60984/the-red-violin-meridian-collection/

2008. DVD Review. High Noon (1952): The Ultimate Collector's Edition. PopMatters 11 July, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/60454/high-noon-ultimate-collectors-edition/.

2008. DVD Review. Robson Arms: The Complete Second Season (2007). PopMatters 17 April, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/tv/reviews/57257/robson-arms-the-complete-second-season/.

2008. DVD Review. Gattaca (1997). Special Edition. PopMatters 19 March, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/film/reviews/56243/gattaca/.

2008. DVD Review. A Hundred Dollars and a T-Shirt (2008). PopMatters 3 March, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/film/reviews/55299/a-hundred-dollars-and-a-t-shirt/.

2008. DVD Review. Drunken Angel (1948). PopMatters 10 January, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/film/reviews/52837/drunken-angel/.

2008. DVD Review. Libby, Montana (2005). PopMatters 3 January, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/film/reviews/52112/libby-montana1/.

2007. DVD Review. Cinema 16: European Short Films (2007). PopMatters 30 November, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/film/reviews/51344/cinema-16-european-short-films.

2007. DVD Review. You Kill Me (2007). PopMatters 19 October, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/film/reviews/49681/you-kill-me.

2007. DVD Review. 3:10 to Yuma (1957). PopMatters 28 August, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/film/reviews/47570/310-to-yuma.

2007. DVD Review. Where is the World Going, Mr. Stiglitz? (2007). PopMatters 17 August, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/film/reviews/47077/where-is-the-world-going-mr-stiglitz.

2007. DVD Review. Diggers (2007). PopMatters 30 July, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/film/reviews/46376/diggers-2007.

2007. DVD Review. Film School (2004). PopMatters 25 July, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/tv/reviews//46134/film-school.

2007. DVD Review. Into the Fire: American Women in the Spanish Civil War (2002). PopMatters 3 July, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/film/reviews//43244/into-the-fire-american-women-in-the-spanish-civil-war-2002.

2007. DVD Review. Kitchen Confidential - The Complete Series (2005). PopMatters 27 June, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/tv/reviews//42537/kitchen-confidential-the-complete-series.

2007. DVD Review. Robson Arms - The Complete First Season (2005). PopMatters 15 May, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/tv/reviews/39198/robson-arms-the-complete-first-season.

2007. DVD Review. Gandhi (1982) 25th Anniversary Edition DVD. PopMatters 6 April, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/film/reviews//32279/gandhi-25th-anniversary-edition-1982.

2007. DVD Review: Radio On (1979). PopMatters 3 April, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/music/reviews/31898/various-artists-radio-on-dvd.

2007. DVD Review: McLuhan's Wake (2002). PopMatters 7 March, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/film/reviews//11728/mcluhans-wake-2002.

2007. DVD review: The Festival (2005). PopMatters 26 February, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/tv/reviews//11427/the-festival-the-complete-first-season.

2007. DVD review: Brave New Films Boxset (2006). PopMatters 20 February, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/film/reviews//11071/robert-greenwald-presents-the-brave-new-films-box-set-2006.

2007. DVD review: Half Nelson (2006). PopMatters 12 February, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/film/reviews//10404/half-nelson-20061.

2007. DVD review: Kebab Connection (2005). PopMatters 26 January, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/film/reviews/10044/kebab-connection-2005/.

2007. DVD review: Sir! No Sir! (2005). PopMatters 19 January, http://www.popmatters.com/pm/film/reviews//9255/sir-no-sir-2006.

Forthcoming. Review of Production Design: Architects of the Screen, by Jane Barnwell. London and New York: Wallflower Press, 2004. 135 pp. Journal of Popular Film and Television.

Professional service

2013. Invited panelist. "Comics, what are they good for?" Graphixia 2013: Comics & the Multimodal World. 13-16 June. Douglas College, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

2010. Invited presenter and participant. "Librarians Get Graphic." Public Library Association Preconference. 23 March. Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon. View the video portion of the presentation on blip.tv.

2009. Invited panelist. "Comics, manga and graphic novels: It doesn't matter if you don't care, nine million pre-teens and literary hipsters want them anyway, so you might was well get used to it." Valley Library Seminar. 12 June. Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.

2008. Invited presenter. "Teaching information Literacy in the Disciplines." Oregon Information Literacy Summit. 21 November. Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.

2006. Invited speaker. WOU Model United Nations International Awareness Dinner and Silent Auction. 30 November. Gentle House, Monmouth, Oregon.

2006. Panelist. "Resistance is Futile: Academia meets the NeXt Generation." ACRL-OR Menucha Conference. 26-27 October. Menucha Conference Center, Oregon.

2005-2006. Chair. Social Science Symposium Committee. Western Oregon University.

2003. Chair. "Geography and Literature." Paper session. The Association of Pacific Coast Geographers. 2003 Annual Meeting, 17-20 September. Portland, Oregon.

2003. Invited panelist. "The Academic Job Interview and Academic Life." Panel discussion. The Association of Pacific Coast Geographers. 2003 Annual Meeting, 17-20 September. Portland, Oregon.

2002. Organizer and chair. "Teaching the Pacific Northwest Survey: A Conversation between Geographers and Historians." Panel discussion, Pacific Northwest Contours: Complicating and Questioning Notions about Region and Regional History, 22 November. Seattle, Washington.

2002. Co-organizer and chair. "The American West on Film." Paper session, The Association of American Geographers 98th Annual Meeting, 19-23 March. Los Angeles, California.

2002. Co-organizer and chair. "Using Popular Films to Teach Cultural Geography." Panel discussion, The Association of American Geographers 98th Annual Meeting, 19-23 March. Los Angeles, California.

1996. Organizer, "Space, Place, and Environmental Activism." Paper session, The Association of American Geographers 92nd Annual Meeting, 9-13 April. Charlotte, North Carolina.

Shaun Huston's web site is at: http://www.wou.edu/~hustons

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