Dr. Mueller’s TED talk will focus on how new technologies have affected the entertainment industry and drastically changed the movie consumer’s experience, particularly in a growing desensitization to violence.
Eddy Von Mueller is a Senior Lecturer in the Emory Department of Film and Media Studies, where he also serves as the Faculty Coordinator of the Film and Media Management Concentration. His scholarly work examines history of the entertainment industry and the intersections of technology, economics, and aesthetics in screen media. His scholarly publications explore subjects as varied as silent adaptations of the works of William Shakespeare, the samurai films of Akira Kurosawa, the police procedural genre on film and television, and the use of science fiction as tool for communicating and teaching science. He is the co-editor of a forthcoming anthology of essays in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel, Frankenstein. A working filmmaker, his most recent feature, The Lady From Sockholm (2007), an all-puppet film-noir, played at over 40 film festivals around the world.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx