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
- Independent Filmmaker Project, East
Publications & Professional Activities
Grabowski, Michael. (Ed.). (2015). Neuroscience and Media: New Understandings and Representations. London & New York: Routledge.
Grabowski, Michael. (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, Michael. (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, Anthony; Kurylo, Anastacia; Grabowski, Michael; Linton, David; and Radford, Marie 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, Michael. (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, Michael. (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, Michael. (2002). “Merchants of Cool.” Rushkoff, D. (Prod./Dir.). Explorations in Media Ecology, 1 (2), 154-155. [Review].
- "The Cognitive Study of Direct-address YouTube Videos." Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image Conference, University of London, 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
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