Department : Communication
Email : email@example.com
Phone : 718-862-3852
Office : LEO 207B
PHD, New York University
MA, New York University
BA, The Ohio State University
My background is in film, television and new media production. I produced the award-winning short film Pancho’s Revenge, which has been screened at the Guggenheim, the Smithsonian, and on PBS. I wrote and directed the film A More Perfect Union, which has been screened at dozens of festivals, and has been used as a teaching tool at several universities. Currently, I consult on documentary story construction and trends in television audiences and programming.
My research interests include the emerging field of neurocinematics and bridging the disciplines of media studies and neuroscience. I am currently working on a book about our perception of the real world through virtual environments.
Producer, editor, video/broadcast/new media consultant, videographer, audio production, gaffer/grip for feature films, broadcast and cable television, music videos, regional and national commercials, and corporate video/multimedia.
- Media Ecology Association
- National Communication Association
- Society for the Cognitive Study of the Moving Image
- University Film and Video Association
Publications & Professional Activities
Grabowski, M. (2016). Foreword. In L.R. Antunes, The Multisensory Film Experience: A Cognitive Model of Experiential Film Aesthetics. Bristol, UK: Intellect.
Grabowski, M. (Ed.). (2015). Neuroscience and Media: New Understandings and Representations. London & New York: Routledge.
Grabowski, M. (2014). "Boomers in the Global Village." In Baby Boomers and Popular Culture, eds. Brian Cogan and Thom Gencarelli, 67-81. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2014.
Grabowski, M. (2014). "Resignation and Positive Thinking in the Working-Class Family Sitcom," Atlantic Journal of Communication, 22:2, 124-137, DOI: 10.1080/15456870.2013.842573
Naaeke, A., Kurylo, A., Grabowski, M., Linton, D., and Radford, M.L. (2011). "Insider and Outsider Perspective in Ethnographic Research," Proceedings of the New York State Communication Association: Vol. 2010, Article 9. Available at: http://docs.rwu.edu/nycsaproceedings/vol2010/iss1/
Grabowski, M. (2010). “Books 1.0: The Enduring Legacy of the Printed Word.” In D. Harmon (Ed.), Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO.
Grabowski, M. (2008). “Lessons in Appealing to the Young Non-voter: Michael Moore’s Slackers Uprising Tour.” In B. Cogan & T. Kelso (Eds.), Mosh the Polls (pp. 95-118). New York: Lexington.
Grabowski, M. (2002). “Merchants of Cool.” Rushkoff, D. (Prod./Dir.). Explorations in Media Ecology, 1 (2), 154-155. [Review].
- "Press Play: A Media Ecological Analysis of Gaming YouTube Videos.” Media Ecology Association 2016 Annual Convention, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, June 2016
- "The Cognitive Study of Direct-address YouTube Videos." Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image Conference, University of London, London, UK, June 2015.
- "An Ecological Model of Time in the Brain and on Film." National Communication Association, November 2012.
- "Understanding PECMA: Joining Media Ecology and Embodied Cinema." Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image Conference, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, June 2012.
- "Neurophysiological Correlates of Perception within Symbolic Environments." Media Ecology Association 2012 Annual Convention, Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY, June 2012.
- "The Voices on the Screen Become the Voices in Our Heads: An Ecological Model of Mediated Narratives." National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA, November 2011.
- “Biases of Digital Communication: Obscured Realities and the End of Frontier.” Media in Transition Conference 6: Stone and Papyrus, Storage and Transmission, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, April 2009.
- “Honesty, Ownership and Justice: Understanding the Cultural and Social Mores Influencing Students’ Perceptions of Copyright.” Media in Transition Conference 5: Creativity, Ownership and Collaboration in the Digital Age, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, April 2007.
- “Appealing to the Young Non-voter: Michael Moore’s Slacker Tour.” Eastern Communication Association, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2005.
- “Understanding Media Teaching: Effective Strategies For Integrating Theory And Production.” Eastern Communication Association Conference, Boston, MA, April 2004. [Short Course].
- Moderator & Presenter: “Digital Video vs. Film: A Technical Comparison.” New York New Media Association DV Expo, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, June 2003.
- “See It Now: Creating a Political Community through Television.” Eastern Communication Association, New York, NY, April 2002.
- “Public Service or Nuisance? Television Newsmagazine Programs and their Audiences.” National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA, November 2001.
Other Scholarly Activities:
- Spring 2008 Scholar-in-Residence, New York University Center for Neural Science
Honors & Awards
1994 Emmy® Award, Mid-Atlantic Region, WWHO-TV (WB)
1993 Emmy® Award, Mid-Atlantic Region, WCMH-TV (NBC)
COMM 100 Television Production Company
COMM 101 Introduction to Mass Communication
COMM 223 Introduction to Broadcasting
COMM 308 Studio Television Production
COMM 350 Field and Post-Production
COMM 375 Internship for Juniors
COMM 409 Senior Seminar
COMM 419 Advanced TV Production
COMM 461 Independent Study in Communication
COMM 475 Internship for Seniors