Faculty Profile

Dr. Carolyn Guertin

Assistant Professor of Digital Media

Years of Service at UT Arlington

  • Assistant Professor, (2006-Present)


  • PhD, University of Alberta, 2003
  • MA, University of Western Ontario, 1996
  • BA Honors, University of Western Ontario, 1995

Current Research

Digital media, copyright, digital aesthetics, global cultures, visualization, cultural studies, mobile technologies, augmented reality, hacktivism, cyberfeminism

UTA Courses

Recent Publications

Print or Fixed Media
  • [forthcoming] Digital Prohibition: Piracy and Authorship in New Media Art. New York and London: International Publishing Group. Forthcoming 2012. 
  • [forthcoming] “Seeing Story and Mapping Narrative.” Electronic Literature Pedagogies. Karlskrona, Sweden: Blekinge Tekniska Högskola / Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Conference Proceedings, 2011.
  • [forthcoming] With Professor Jesús Octavio Elizondo. “Acoustic Space, Territories and Borderlines: Art as Locative Media That Saves Lives.” McLuhan Galaxy: Understanding Media Today.Conference Proceedings. Barcelona 2011. http://www.digitalrumors.net/mcluhangalaxybcn11/?page_id=64
  • [forthcoming] "Mobile Bodies, Zones of Attention and Tactical Media Interventions." Activist Media and Biopolitics: Critical Media Interventions in the Age of Biopower. Conference Proceedings University of Innsbruck, 2011. 17 pp.
  • [forthcoming] “Media Literacy” and “Convergence”. Encyclopedia of Media and Communications. Marcel Danesi, Ed. University of Toronto Press. 2012.  
  • “Getting in Touch: Marshall McLuhan, Augmenting the Human and The Haptic Sense.” Journal Revista Iberoamericana de Comunicación/Latin American Journal of Communications. (2010).
  • “Beyond The Threshold: The Dynamic Interface as Permeable Technology.” Transdisciplinary Digital Art: Sound, Vision and the New Screen. CCIS (Communications in Computer and Communication Science) Series. Randy Adams, Steve Gibson & Stefan Muller Arisona, Eds. Germany: Springer Publishers. 2008. 313-325.
  • “All The Rage: The Digital Body and Deadly Play in the Age of the Suicide Bomber.” There’s A Gunman on Campus: Tragedy and Terror at Virginia Tech. Ben Agger and Timothy W. Luke, Eds. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008. pp. 215-230. [Revised and expanded version of article published in fastcapital.com]
  • “Handholding, Remixing, & the Instant Replay: New Narratives in a Postnarrative World.” Blackwell Companion to Digital Literary Studies. Ray Siemens and Susan Schriebman, Eds. New York and London: Basil Blackwell, 2007. 233-249. Reprinted online (#12) at: http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companionDLS
  • “Narrative Architectures After the Book: New Containers & Standards for Stories in Digital Culture.” International Journal of the Book. Vol 2.Beijing, Melbourne, and New York: Common Ground, 2006. 1-13.
  • “Queer Hybrids: Cosmopolitanism and Embodied Arts.” Hybrid: Living in Paradox. Ars Electronica 2005G. Stocker & C. Schöpf, Eds.Osterfildern-Ruit, Germany: Hatje Cantz, 2005. 166-169.
  • “Multi-Dimensional Dementia: M.D. Coverley’s Califia and the Aesthetics of Forgetting.” Zazil 2_02. San Diego: (Sept 2001). PDF. 6 pp. http://www.factoryschool.org/zazil/z2.html
  • “Gesturing Toward the Visual: Virtual Reality, Hypertext & Embodied Feminist Criticism.” Surfaces VIII (Montréal, Dec 99): 1-18. PDF. http://www.pum.umontreal.ca/revues/surfaces/vol8/vol8TdM.html

Professional Memberships

  • MLA
  • Electronic Literature Organization
  • Society for Photographic Educators

Awards & Honors

  • Shortlisted, The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards/The Pollux Awards 2010. “Toward Amarillo” and “Night Advances”, Landscape Category, Non-Professional. (Out of 18,912 entries.)
  • "Storm over Ghost Ranch", Silver Award 2010, Landscape Category, International Aperture Awards (photography)
  • "Sanctuary", Bronze Award 2009, Landscape Category, International Aperture Awards (photography)

Department/University Committees

  • Chair, Media and Technology Committee
  • Travel Committee
  • Alumni Committee
  • Humanities Center Committee

Graduate Program Affiliations

  • Faculty, Summer MFA Program
  • Transart Institute, Danube
  • University Krems, Austria
  • Program Associate, Athabasca University, Canada

Editorial Boards

  • Convergence, UK
  • MediaTropes, Canada