AES New York 2013 Presenter or Author
Primary Affiliation: New York University - New York, NY, USA
Secondary Affiliation: Curatorial Consulting - Brooklyn, NY, USA
Thomas Ross Miller is an anthropologist, ethnomusicologist, independent curatorial consultant and installation artist working with sound, archives and media archaeology. He is a National Endowment for the Arts award-winning composer and has been a public radio producer at WKCR-FM New York, KRAB-FM Seattle, and Pulse of the Planet. A frequent collaborator at Proteus Gowanus interdisciplinary gallery (http://proteusgowanus.org/blog/2013/04/12/a-roomful-of-secrets/) and a member of the Ethnographic Terminalia curatorial collective (http://ethnographicterminalia.org/), his multimedia work includes exhibitions at the American Museum of Natural History (www.walkerred.com/drawing-shadows-to-stone/) and Linden State Museum of Ethnology in Stuttgart, Germany (http://tinyurl.com/Shamans-Journey). Past positions include Senior Scientific Assistant at the American Museum of Natural History and Guest Composer at Bates College. His writings have been published by the American Anthropological Association, CCS Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, International Center of Photography, Houghton Mifflin, Dietrich Reimer Verlag, Rodopi, Rolling Stone Press, Syracuse University Press, University of Washington Press and others. Dr. Miller received his BA with Honors in Music from Wesleyan University and MA, MPhil, and PhD in Anthropology from Columbia University. He has taught at Barnard, Columbia, Drew, Pratt, Rutgers and the University of Iceland, and is Professor of Liberal Arts at Berkeley College and Adjunct Instructor at the NYU Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music, where he teaches a course on the history and culture of record players. His current research, supported by the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, focuses on the historic collision of the first recorded sound archives with biometric and racial typologies in Russia, Germany and North America. He organized a session on metadata in preservation and archiving for the 2011 AES convention in New York.
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