Holly Willis

  • School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California

Holly Willis is chair of the Media Arts + Practice Division of the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, where she is faculty member. She is also director of academic programs for the Institute for Multimedia Literacy (IML) at USC. The IML is dedicated to studying new modes of teaching and learning in a digital culture, for pre-K, K-12 and higher education, and to exploring the connections between media art and education. Holly is co-founder of Filmmaker Magazine, dedicated to independent filmmaking, and currently serves as co-editor of the International Journal of Learning and Media. She is editor of The New Ecology of Things (2007), a book about ubiquitous computing, and author of New Digital Cinema: Reinventing the Moving Image (2005), which chronicles the advent of digital filmmaking tools and their impact on contemporary media practices. Holly has written extensively on experimental media practices and emerging pedagogical models for a variety of publications. She earned her Ph.D. in Critical Studies in Film and Television from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.