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Coombs Esmail, Eric David Instructor

Positions

Research Areas research areas

Research

research overview

  • As a practitioner with a strong research foundation, Eric Coombs Esmail investigates the nature of media as phenomena that determine human interactions between landscape, spirituality, and politics. His work expresses this using various media tools, primarily for moving-image making, resulting in short-form media essays, ethnographies and, more recently, as web applications, sound, performances, and installations. Coombs Esmail's research is conducted primarily through technical experimentations with film, video, sound, JavaScript and HTML5, mobile devices, projection, and physical computing. These experiments address the performance of documentary through the illustrated lecture and the expression of communities through landscape, architecture, and spirituality. His current projects investigate these ideas through specific communities that manifest issues of indigeneity, sovereignty, and the politics of human migration.

Teaching

courses taught

  • CMDP 2500 Introduction to Media Practices (Spring 2019)
  • CMDP 2600 Creative Media Making (Spring 2019)
  • CMDP 4810 Advanced Documentary Practices (Spring 2019)
  • CMDP 4841 Undergraduate Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • CMDP 7841 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • CMDP 2500 Introduction to Media Practices (Fall 2018)
  • CMDP 2600 Creative Media Making (Fall 2018)
  • CMDP 3810 Engaged Documentary Media Practices (Fall 2018)
  • CMDP 4841 Undergraduate Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • CMDP 4931 Internship (Fall 2018)
  • CMDP 6841 Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • CMDP 4931 Internship (Summer 2018)
  • CMDP 4841 Undergraduate Independent Study (Summer 2018)
  • CMDP 2500 Introduction to Media Practices (Summer 2018)
  • CMDP 2500 Introduction to Media Practices (Spring 2018)
  • CMDP 4810 Advanced Documentary Practices (Spring 2018)
  • CMDP 4841 Undergraduate Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • CMDP 7841 Independent Study (Spring 2018)

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)