Holland  Wilde

  Email: farmer@culturalfarming.com 












Independent TV/media researcher


       Present:   As a Cultural Farmer, I have shifted my interests from designing to de-signing and

                now attempt to talk back to media makers through media -- writing equally with images,

                sounds and words by appropriating and remixing TV/media’s language and technique

                into new kinds of civic, experimental and ethnographic elicitation for critically engaging

                our culture(s).  In short, I am a pamphleteering mediaturg...and a radicalized tree planter.


        Past:   Owner and principal designer: Pencilogic  (Boston, 1986-2004).  Servicing a broad

                range of global TV efforts including: Scenery and costume design; graphic and product

                design; fine art and print; and environmental design for television’s creative and news-

                journalism industries; and receiving numerous acclamations including ten Emmys from

                the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. (2003: reel-ideation-branding-art)




Education

       Northern Naturalist Certification - Northwestern Michigan College, 2017

                NMC Extended Education Program: Classroom and Field


        Master Gardener Certification - Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, 2015

                Michigan State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program


        pHd - University of Muri - Muri, Switzerland, 2010

                Faculty of Autodidactism, Cultural Farming


        PhD Candidate - Queensland University of Technology, Australia, 2009-2010

                Institute of Creative Industries, Critical Media Ethnography (x)


        International Sociological Association Laboratory for Ph.D. Students in Sociology &

                XI Fulbright Summer School, Moscow State University, Russia, 2008


        Post-Graduate Studies - University of Calgary, Canada,  2006-2008

                Faculty of Communication and Culture, Visual Studies


        League of Professional Theatre Training Schools Portfolio Review Invitational, 1983

                The Juilliard School, New York, NY  


        Master of Fine Arts - Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 1983

                Scenery/Costume Design, Theatre  


        Foreign Studies - University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1975

                                  -  Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Croatia, 1975

                 Fine Art & Stage Design


        Bachelor of Science - William James College, Avendale, ME, 1975

                Theatre, Arts and Media, Environmental Design

   


Master Guardener

      2015 - Present:  Master Guardener (under construction) is a private repository for recording

                 and analyzing my natural world through a Critical Theory media lens.  For it is one thing

                 to simply say, “I love nature,” yet quite another to explicate what nature is, while

                 recording my deliberate daily intentions as I live inside it.



King Donald John Trump

       2016 - 2017:  King Trump (contemporaneous memorialization) is a private method of response

                 to the hate and lies I see enacted on my home TV screen during this current, fraudulent

                 U.S. presidency.  This website is not meant to be funny, salacious, or alternative

                 propaganda; it is much more serious than that.  This website is a public shame pole,

                 camera against camera, counter-imaging the last vestiges of historical human dignity

                 lest our politics escalate to gun against gun.  For the rules of the game are changing. 

                 Mere participation inside media today is edging towards complicit acts of sedition.



Understanding Television

      2015 - 2017:  Understanding Television is my final attempt to aggregate my Critical

                 Ethnography works under one umbrella website.  Contents airing on broadcast    

                 television: December 2016 to present. 



Midnight Montage - Potlatch

      2013 - 2016:  Midnight Montage completes a final gesture of potlatch while proffering a

                 robust critical anatomy of early 21st century North American television production

                 languages and techniques.  Contents aired bi-weekly on broadcast television:

                 February 2013 - October 2016  (275 episodes aired).



PeepTV.ca - Mediaturgy/Potlatch/Symbolic Exchange

      2011 -  Present:  PeepTV.ca is both an aggregation of previous video works along with more

                recent radical experimentations to extend the theoretical purchase of ethnographic

                surrealism, combining practices of dissensus and potlatch as a counter-gift to quotidian

                contemporary media banality.  (See also: Mediaturg 2008 - 2012)



Cultural Farming

       2003 - 2011:  Cultural Farming contains hundreds of hours of original theoretical appropriation

                and montage.  It is an experimental, ethnographic media website which is part silo and

                distillery, part experimental video construction lab, part pedagogic mechanism for civic

                response, and part critical playground.  Its longitudinal vantages plus a sense of urgency

                and purpose to better examine the potencies of TV/media production practice combine

                into a unique performative repository.  (See also: Media Nipple 2005 - present)



Broadcast Television Design 

        1987 - 2004:  Art director & principle designer producing on-air scenic design for over 100

                television stations and networks worldwide.  (partial list)

                        IndiaTV  (INS)             global    New Delhi, India

                        NBC & Telemundo      NBC      Chicago, IL; San Jose, CA; San Francisco, CA

                        TBS Superstation        cable     Atlanta, GA 

                        ESPN; ESPN-Sur        global    Bristol, CT;  Buenos Aires, Argentina

                        E! Entertainment TV    cable     Los Angeles, CA

                        Encore Network           cable     Denver, CO

                        WGBH-TV2                  PBS      Boston, MA


        Board of Directors (elected member) - Broadcast Designers Association   1994-98

                Broadcast Designers Association is the seminal international design organization for

                media production, 3D design, print, graphics, and animation for the entire media

                broadcast industry.


        Film, Commercial, Industrial Design   1983-1990

                Art director, designer, stylist, scenic artist for over 30 productions  (partial list)

                        Lip Service:  HBO   1988

                        Lemon Sky:  American Playhouse (PBS)  1988

                        The Trial of Bernard Goetz: American Playhouse (PBS)  1987

                        The Pool: OverPlus Productions   1987



Theatre Design  

        1975 - 1988: Produced scenic and-or costume design for over 50 stage productions

                 for drama, opera, ballet   (partial list)

                        Premiere: Rap Master Ronnie, Garry Trudeau (Doonesbury) Wash.DC 1984

                        Resident Design Director - Rapid River Civic Theatre   1977-80 



Professional Design Conference Presentations: 

        Broadcast Designers Association.  (partial list)  

           “Provoking a Plugged Planet”:  Los Angeles  1996

               Session organizer, host, moderator, and introductory speaker; with guest panelists:

                    Michael Moore - TV/Filmmaker: Roger and Me, TV Nation, Columbine

                    Karrie Jacobs -  Writer: Metropolis, New York Magazine

                    Douglas Rushkoff - Author: Cyberia, Media Virus

                    Bill McKibben - Author: The End of Nature, Age of Missing Information, Hope

                                             Human and Wild

           Teach Your Children”:  Los Angeles  1996

           “Light and Structure”:  Washington D.C.  1995

           “TV's Big Lie”:  Orlando  1993

           “Big Risk Set Design”:  Las Vegas  1990



Teaching

        Teaching Assistant - Film Studies 200

                University of Calgary - 2007 & 2008

        Technical Director & Lecturer - Drama Department

                Tufts University, Medford, MA   1985-87

        Assistant Professor of Drama & Head of Design

                Wheaton College, Norton, MA   1983-84

        Adjunct Faculty - Spatial Design Curriculum

                Crandall College of Art and Design, Rapid River, ME   1980

        Adjunct Faculty - Drama Department

                Rapid River Community College, Rapid River, ME   1980



Educational Lectures 

        German Design Universities - Invited Lecture Tour:  “News Media Visualization

           April 1996

                    Film Academy  - Ludwigsburg

                    State Academy of Design  - Karlsruhe

                    PictureMedia Center  - Mainz

            December 1995

                    Institute for Visual Media  - Stuttgart

                    Academy of Media Arts (HKM)  - Cologne

                    Technical University for Applied Sciences  - Augsburg



Papers, Presentations, Events  (partial list)

        MTN: Channel 17, Minneapolis, MN

                “Understanding Television” daily one-hour TV broadcast airing 2019 - present


        7th Annual Public Media Awards of Excellence, Harlem, NYC

                Category, Experimental  “Understanding Television”, 2018


        International Critical Media Illiteracy Conference, Savannah, GA

                “Cultural Farming as Critical Practice”,  2018


        CTN: Channel 17, Ann Arbor, MI

                “Understanding Television” Weekly one-hour TV broadcast airing 2016 - 2017


        UpNorth Media Center: Channel 189, Traverse City, MI

                “Midnight Montage” Bi-weekly one-hour TV broadcast airing 2013 - 2016

               

        Screening Scholarship Media Festival, Annenberg School for Comm., Philadelphia , PA

                “Bully Rhetoric: Gabrielle Giffords and the Production of Assassination”, 2013


        Calgary Stampede, Western Showcase, Creative Arts and Crafts, Calgary, AB

                “100 Memories Blanket”, 2011


        Media Ecology Conference: “Space, Place, and the McLuhan Legacy”, Edmonton, AB

                “Cultural Farming: Extensions of McLuhan” / Farewell Address, 2011


        Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, New Orleans, LA

                “Hurricane Katrina” & “British Petroleum”, 2011


        Contemporary Ethnography Across Disciplines Conference, Univ. of Waikato, NZ

                “Critical TV Ethnography and Civic Mediaturgy”, 2010


        Screens of Terror Conference,  London South Bank University, UK 

                “Representations of War and Terrorism in North American Television”, 2010


        30th Nordic Anthropological Film Association Festival and Symposium, Aarhus, DK

                “Stranger Danger: Infantilization and the Production of Childhood”, 2010


        Consumer Culture Theory Conference, Univ. of Wisconsin School of Business, WI

                “Spilling Communication: Appropriation as Power and Resistance”, 2010


        Performance Art and Posthumanism Conference, University of Sussex, UK

                “(re)Performing the Posthuman: Liminal Thresholds”, 2010

       

        14th Annual Webby Awards, International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, NYC

                Nominee: Online Film & Video  “Baudrillards‘ Blender”, 2010


        American Anthropological Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA

                “Cultural Media Ethnography Within Fields of Resistance”, 2009


        1st International Visual Methods Conference, University of Leeds, UK 

                “Cultural Farming: Visual Methods, TV, and the Ethics of Failure”, 2009


        Berkeley Video & Film Festival, Berkeley, CA 

                “Zapook of the North” Grand Festival Award: Ethnography, 2009


        Transcultural Montage Conference, Inst. of Anthropology, Aarhus University, DK

                “Cultural Farming: Talking Back to Television”, 2009


        Alberta Printmakers’ Society:  Calgary, Alberta, CA

                “Engraving Culture” Speaker series and panel discussion, 2009


        Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture  - Digital Journal

                “Wilde Emerald” in “Avant-Garde as Critical Practice”. Vol. 9, No.2,  2009


        Visual Cultures Symposium, George Mason University, Washington DC

                 6th Annual: "Unthinking Television: Visual Cultures Beyond the Console", 2009

                 5th Annual: “Provocation: The Art of Social Engagement”   2008


         2nd CISSGE Postgraduate Conference, University of Exeter, UK

                “Sexuality, Textuality, Image”, 2008


         Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference, City University, London,  UK

                 “(re)Performing Television: Pedagogy and Civic Media”, 2008


         Of Aesthetics and Ethics: Visual Values Conference, USF, St. Petersburg, FL, 2008

                 “Cameras or Guns: How Cable News (re)Massacred Virginia Tech


         Visual Communication: Rhetoric and Technology, RIT, Rochester, NY

                “Cameras or Guns: Fighting for Responsible Media”, 2008 

                “Media Nipple: Folk Video”, 2006


        The Visual Communication Conference  #19-21 (western USA)

                “Difficult Images”  screening, 2007

                “Cultural Farming: Subsistence Living in a Mediated World”, 2006

                “Screens: Reality and Representation”, 2005


        Design Communication Association, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 

                “MSNBC: The News Channel of Dr. Caligari”, 2007

                Published: Ball State Press


        International Visual Sociology Association, New York University, NYC

                “Is Google Smarter Than Sociology?”, 2007


        11th Annual Western Graduate Communication Conference, Nelson, BC

                “Transitioning: Professional TV to Civic TV”, 2007


         VloggerCon, San Francisco, CA

                “Video Blogging and Journalism”, 2006


         One Minute Film Festival, Toronto, ON 

                “My Chemical Romance”  Selected for screening, 2006


         Music in the Dark #4 - Soundtracks for silent films, New York City, NY

                “Our Body Media”  Commissioned video for Michael Whalen, 2006



Awards

        23rd Annual: Webby Awards, International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, NYC, 2019

                Honoree: Personal Website  “Master Guardener


        3rd Annual: Experimental Forum, Los Angles, CA

                Honorable Mention: Category, Best Experimental  “The Dirty Presidency”, 2018


        7rd Annual: Public Media Awards of Excellence, Harlem, NYC

                Winner: Category, Best Experimental  “Understanding Television”, 2018


        14th Annual: Webby Awards, International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, NYC, 2010

                Nominee: Online Film & Video  “Baudrillards‘ Blender


        Berkeley Video & Film Festival, Berkeley CA, 2009

                Winner: Grand Festival Award - Ethnography: “Zapook of the North

     

        5th Annual: Visual Cultures Symposium, George Mason University, 2008

                Best Student Submission Award


        The Visual Communication Conference, Salt Lake City, 2006

                Inaugural Recipient:  Bob Tiemens Award


        EMMY Awards - National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences: TV news design

                 WXYZ-TV7     (ABC)  2001

                 WWGN-TV2   (WB)    2000

                 KCNC-TV7     (CBS)  1998

                 C/Net Channel           1998 

                 WXYZ-TV7     (ABC)  1997

                 WXIX-TV19    (FOX)  1997

                 KDFW-TV4    (FOX)  1996

                 KGTV-TV10   (ABC)  1995

                 KSL-TV5        (CBS)  1994

                 KUSA-TV9     (ABC)  1992


        Broadcast Designer's Association International Competition

                Excellence in Design: 4 Gold Awards, 5 Silver Awards, 6 Bronze, 2002-1988


        Innovative Design Excellence Award  - Supon Design Group, 1996


        Meritorious Achievement – Massachusetts Democratic State Committee, 1984



Pedigree

        Autoethnography and Reflexive Media Production, 2010

                #Nine  (1962 & 1977)














 
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