Science Fiction Research Association Executive Committee Moves into the Futuristic Present with Skype

Today, SFRA President Ritch Calvin convened our second executive committee meeting over Skype thanks to Treasurer Patrick B. Sharp obtaining a video conference day pass so that we could all share voice and video with one another. Also in attendance were Secretary Susan George and Vice President Jason W. Ellis (me).

I am very happy with how successful our second executive committee meeting was today. Our first meeting was convened by a conference call, which was as equally productive, but not nearly as interactive and congenial as a four-way video chat.

I am glad to be a part of a the current executive committee of the SFRA, and I am also gratified to say that each of the SFRA’s elected officials are giving the organization their best effort to continue the SFRA’s upward trajectory as a preeminent professional organization for studying, discussing, and teaching speculative genre fiction across media.

I am a professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on 20th/21st-century American culture, science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology.

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Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on DynamicSubspace.net. Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

He welcomes questions, comments, and inquiries for collaboration via email at jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu or Twitter @dynamicsubspace.

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