Gregory Zinman

Associate Professor and Associate Chair

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Digital Integrative Liberal Arts Center
Office Location: Skiles 324
Office Hours: by appointment
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Gregory Zinman is an associate professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. He received his B.A. from Yale University and his Ph.D. from the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University. Before coming to Georgia Tech, he was a ACLS New Faculty Fellow at Columbia University and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. His research interests include experimental film and media, artists’ film and video, digital aesthetics, the moving image online, and early computer films. His writing on film and media has appeared in The New YorkerThe Atlantic, and October, among other publications. Starting in September, he will be the curator of 725 Ponce, a public program of moving image art projected on the side of an eight-story building in Atlanta, and he has programmed film and media art at the Film-makers’ Co-op, the Museum of the Moving Image, Asia Society New York, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. He recently served as a technical consultant for Ad Astra (James Gray, 2019), and is currently consulting on a documentary about the future of computing for IBM. He is the author of Making Images Move: Handmade Cinema and the Other Arts (University of California Press, 2020) and co-editor, with John Hanhardt and Edith Decker-Phillips, of We Are in Open Circuits: Writings by Nam June Paik (The MIT Press, 2019).

  • Ph.D., Cinema Studies, New York University
  • M.A., Cinema Studies, New York University
  • B.A., American Studies, Yale University
Awards and
  • Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards, shortlist, 2021
  • Millard Meiss Publication Award, College Art Association, 2019
  • NEH Summer Stipend Award
  • ACLS New Faculty Fellow, Film Program, School of the Arts, Columbia University
  • Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
  • Jay Leyda Prize for Academic Excellence, New York University
  • Best Electronic Reference Site, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, 2015
Areas of
  • Computer Film
  • Curating
  • Digital Culture
  • Experimental Film And Media
  • Handmade Film
  • Media Art
  • Painted Film
  • The Moving Image Online
  • Video Art


Research Fields:
  • Digital Media
  • Media Studies


  • GMC-6001: Global Media & Cultures
  • LCC-3256: Major Filmmakers
  • LCC-3259: Experimental Film
  • LCC-3853: Special Topics in Film
  • LMC-2500: Intro to Film
  • LMC-3252: Film and Television
  • LMC-3255: Cinema & Digital Culture
  • LMC-3259: Experimental Film
  • LMC-3259R: LMC 3259 Recitation
  • LMC-3352: Film Technology
  • LMC-3843: Spec Topic-Communication
  • LMC-4102: Senior Thesis
  • LMC-6316: Historical Approahces Di
  • LMC-6650: Project Studio
  • LMC-6800: DM MS Project Course

Selected Publications