MARK READ
May 2009

Brooklyn, NY-  “I was born in Connecticut, grew up in Maine, went to a boarding school in Massachusettes (Northfield Mt. Hermon School), and a college in upstate New York (Hamilton College, class of 1992, B.A. in Religious Studies).  I went to Bread and Puppet in Glover Vermont and it changed my life.  I received an MA in Media Studies from the New School in 2002.  I went to Seattle in 1999 during the WTO protests as a member of Paper Tiger Television, setting up the first Indymedia center, and producing the series “Showdown in Seattle.”

\”I am currently an adjunct professor of Media Studies at New York University, where I teach a course on Video Activism.  I also work as outreach and development director at Deep Dish TV, where I am currently coordinating a screening series called “DIY Media:  Movement Perspectives on Critical Moments.”  When I am not working on film and social change, I am writing and curating a reading series with the Brooklyn Rail called “RantRhapsody.”\”

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