About

As Assistant Professor and Director of the Digital Media Lab at the Bard Graduate Center, Kimon is responsible for the development and implementation of digital media practices across academic programs. He strategizes the software and hardware needs of the lab, and work with faculty and students to effectively incorporate interactive technology into pedagogical practice and student projects. In addition, Kimon helps shape the digital aspects of the BGC's journal, monograph series, and directs the development of all digital media for the BGC's Focus Gallery exhibitions.

Kimon is also Director of Digital Initiatives for the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center where he spearheads new initiatives in the integration of digital media in support of the center’s programs. Under Kimon's guidance, the Segal Center maintains a diverse digital presence including the center's web site, digital archives, image collections, sites for the annual Prelude NYCfestival and two soon-to-be-launched, online, open-access versions of the established journals European Stages and the Journal of American Drama and Theatre.

Kimon received his PhD in Theatre from the CUNY Graduate Center. While at the Graduate Center he also completed the CUNY Graduate Center's Certificate in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. His research focuses on the study of media through the lenses of political economy and sociology of culture. He is currently working on two separate projects: the role of intellectual property in theatrical production and how interface design influences computational and cultural experiences. Kimon has taught courses in interface design, media and materiality, artifacts in the age of new media, digital information fluency, theatre design, and performance at the Bard Graduate Center, Marymount Manhattan College, the CUNY Online Baccalaureate, and The Cooper Union, and has been active in the CUNY Graduate Center's Interactive Technology and Pedagogy program as a student, program developer, and faculty.

Kimon is currently working on developing his dissertation on contemporary corporate theatrical production into a book, and has recently had articles published in the journals The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (which he cofounded) and Currents in Electronic Literacy and the collections Objects of Exchange (co-authored with Aaron Glass), Theater und Medien: Theatre and the Media, and Studying the Event Film: The Lord of the Rings (co-authored with Henry Bial and Ryan Reynolds). His writing can also be seen on the sites Profhacker and Mediacommons.