Dr. Dave Colangelo is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Portland State University and Director, North America, of the Media Architecture Institute. His writing, research, and practice focuses on massive media (urban screens, media architecture, and public projection) as a means to support critical and creative engagements with the city, the moving image, public art, and information.
He teaches core and elective courses in the Film Major, including film history and theory with an emphasis on video art, digital media, expanded cinema, and the intersections of the moving image and public space.
Colangelo’s writing has appeared in Public Art Dialogue and The Journal of Curatorial Studies. His work as a media artist with Public Visualization Studio, working primarily with large-scale public projections, urban screens, and media architecture, has been presented at the International Symposium for Electronic Art (Istanbul 2011, Sydney 2013, Vancouver 2015), the Media Architecture Biennale (Aarhus 2014, Sydney 2016), the Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism in Shenzhen/Hong Kong (2013-14), and in the Leonardo Electronic Almanac.
He holds an MA in Cultural Studies and Interactive Media from Goldsmiths College, University of London and a PhD in Communication and Culture from Ryerson and York Universities in Toronto.