At present I lead the GSAS Teaching Center at Columbia University, now located in a new space in the heart of Columbia’s main library called Studio@Bulter. Before shifting to the Teaching Center, I spent five years developing projects and strategy in Columbia’s Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL); highlights there included leading the Digital Bridges strategic initiative, which culminated in the multimedia analysis platform Mediathread, and working on any number of pedagogical schemes with Frank Moretti. I still work closely with CCNMTL, especially on Mediathread, and I miss Frank every day.
I’ve also taught steadily over the years in English Departments at Berkeley, Bowdoin College, and now Columbia. The whole time I’ve paired teaching with explorations inside and outside the academy, including a formative stint at @Home (later Excite@Home) during dot com days. Having a foot in tech led me to integrate class-authored websites into my teaching (1998 on), especially wikis (2002 on). Convinced at a certain point that academic libraries should be better integrated into digital learning spaces, and that I might even be able to do something about that, I earned a library degree at Simmons after my doctorate at Berkeley. The work at Columbia has given me a chance to bring a lot of this together — to work closely with faculty, grad students, developers, librarians, and media archivists on a variety of innovative projects.
Here’s a Prezified map of some of this, for your zooming pleasure:
To give you more of an idea of how any of that has fit together, here are a few surfacings of my work:
- 2014.12 – Columbia News: Studio@Butler Provides a Learning Space for Digital Collaboration
- 2013.12 – Superscript Magazine: Bringing Pedagogy into the 21st Century
- 2013.03 – New Media in Education 2013: Hacking the Archives
- 2012.05 – Superscript Magazine: Remembering Václav Havel
- 2012.02 – American University in Cairo conference plenary – #celebrity#violence#resistance: Media Analysis and Social Pedagogies (starts 39 minutes in)
- 2011.11 – Romanticist Research Group of NYU: Introducing MediaThread
- 2010.10 – New Media in Education Conference: Next Generation Media Analysis – Introducing MediaThread
- 2010.08 – Metropolitan New York Library Council, Digitization in the Real World: – “Special Collections, Digitization, and the Classroom: A New Model,” by Mark Phillipson and Michael Ryan
- 2008.12 – Univ. of Michigan Press: Wiki Writing: Collaborative Learning in the College Classroom – “Wikis in the Classroom: A Taxonomy,” by Mark Phillipson
- 2008.11 – Columbia Spectator: CU Helps Preserve the Apollo’s History
- 2006.12 – EDUCAUSE podcast: An Interview with Peter Kaufman and Mark Phillipson
- 2006.11 – Columbia News: Behind the Scenes at the Havel Web Site: In Conversation with CCNMTL
- 2006.05 – Simmons InfoLink: Snapshot: Mark Phillipson
- 2005.11 – Columbia Spectator: Let’s Talk After Class: The Way of the Wiki
- 2005.07 – Chronicle of Higher Education: Romantic Poetry Meets 21st-Century Technology
- 2005.03 – Washington Post: Blogging Clicks With Colleges
- 2004.09 – EDUCAUSE: Wide Open Spaces – Wikis, Ready or Not
- 2004.09 – AP Wire: Internet Info Sharing Goes Wiki
- 2003.11 – Bowdoin Academic Spotlight: Using New Media to Understand 19th-Century Literature
Clayfox.com has been appearing in some fashion on the web since, what, 1998. It was a blog in the late ’90s, for just a short time, until I shrugged off. In 2005 I moved again towards bloglandia, though the site is still a repository for my teaching and a fair collection of digital photos. It is also the only authoritative source of Kapaga rules. I insist on that.
My better half, Scott Tebbetts, has been charming, challenging, and redeeming me for some 17 years now. We married in October 2013.