Area of Expertise
- Arts and Media
Ken Rogers is Associate Director of the MBA Program in Arts Media and Entertainment. He is also Associate Dean, Research at York’s School of the Arts, Media, Performance, and Design (AMPD). He is the author of The Attention Complex (Palgrave Macmillan 2014) and has published on the social and cultural impact of art, media art, and emerging media technology. His current research focuses on the fields of cultural policy, media policy, and media industry studies.
A member of the City of Toronto’s Film, Television and Digital Media Board, Ken is also on the steering committee of Digital Media at the Crossroads (DM@X), and a member of York University pan-faculty Strategic Entrepreneurship Council at Innovation York. He is a founder and a core faculty member of AMPD’s new BFA in Media Arts. Ken is chair of the advisory board for York @ Cinespace, a 6,000 square-foot film studio at Cinespace’s Kipling facility, an industry-academic partnership offering world-class job shadowing and experiential education opportunities in the screen industries to York students.
Courses TaughtFA-Film 1001 Producing Media
FA-Film 2230 Film and Television as Social Practice
FA-Film 3230 Contemporary Directions in Film and Media Studies
FA-Film 3300 Television/Video: Theory and Criticism
FA-Film 3375 Learning from Los Angeles
FA-Film 3840 Games and Cinema
FA-Film 3841 Digital Culture
FA-Film 6320 Selected Topics in Media History and Media Theory (graduate)
Project Title Role Award Amount Year Awarded Granting Agency Project TitleBeta Level, Media Arts Maker Space RoleCo-Principle Investigator Award Amount$100,000.00 Year Awarded2019—2022 Granting AgencyYork University Academic Innovation Fund Project TitleDigital Media at the Crossroads RoleCo-Principle Investigator SSHRC Award Amount$25,000.00 Year Awarded2018—2019 Granting AgencyConnection Grant Project TitleLatin American Video Art RoleCo-Principle Investigator Award Amount$60,000.00 Year Awarded2013—2017 Granting AgencyGetty Research Institute Project TitleFilm Archive project for of the Applied Psychology Unit RoleMinor Research Creation Grant Award Amount$2,500.00 Year Awarded2013—2014 Granting AgencyYork University Project Title“Victory Gardens: Experiential Pedagogy in Sustainable Suburbia” RoleCo-Principle Investigator Award Amount$5,000.00 Year Awarded2011—2012 Granting Agency Project Title“Off-Peak: Reclaiming the Baldwin Hills” RolePrinciple Investigator Award Amount$8,000.00 Year Awarded2010—2011 Granting AgencyUniversity of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) Project Title“Off-Peak: Reclaiming the Baldwin Hills” RolePrinciple Investigator Award Amount$2,000.00 Year Awarded2010—2011 Granting AgencyUniversity of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA) Project Title“Empire Logistics/Empire Strikes Back” RolePrinciple Investigator Award Amount$1,500.00 Year Awarded2010 Granting Agency Project Title“Affect, Technics, Ethics” RoleCo-Principle Investigator Award Amount$6,000.00 Year Awarded2006—2009 Granting AgencyMellon Workshop Grant Project TitleAnnual UC Academic Senate Research Grants RolePrinciple Investigator Award Amount$ Year Awarded2004—2012 Granting Agency Project TitleInnovative Use of Computing Grant UC, Riverside RolePrinciple Investigator Award Amount$7,500.00 Year Awarded2006 Granting Agency