2008 Ph.D. Theatre, Doctoral Certificate in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, Graduate Center, City University of New York.
1998 B.A. Theatre Studies, Swarthmore College.
Areas of Research/Interest
Digital Humanities, Experimental Humanities, Media Studies, Interface Design, Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, Material Culture of Technology, Political Economy of Culture, Sociology of Culture
Adjunct Assistant Professor, CUNY Graduate Center Doctoral Certificate in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
Sogdians: The Influencers of the Silk Road, Co-Curator, Freer|Sackler Asian Art Galleries of the Smithsonian Institute. Digital Exhibition (forthcoming 2018)
The Interface Experience: A User’s Guide. New York: Bard Graduate Center (2015).
- Winner of the 2016 Innovation in Print Design Award from the American Alliance of Museums
The Interface Experience: Forty Years of Personal Computing, Curator, Bard Graduate Center Focus Gallery. Exhibition and Web Application (April-July 2015)
Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. Special Issue on Digital Art History. No. 12. Kimon Keramidas and Ellen Prokop, eds. (forthcoming Fall 2017).
“Writing for Publics, Designing for Platforms: Complexity and Fluency in Service of Accessibility.” Scholarly and Research Communication 7, no. 2. (Fall 2016)
“Exhibiting the Interface: Curating Computers and Designing Didactic User Experiences.” Museums and the Web 2015. Nancy Proctor & Rich Cherry, eds. Silver Spring, MD: Museums and the Web (January 16, 2015).
“Interactive Development as Pedagogical Process: Digital Media Design in the Classroom as a Method for Recontextualizing the Study of Material Culture.” Museums and the Web 2014. Nancy Proctor & Rich Cherry, eds. Silver Spring, MD: Museums and the Web (January 16, 2014).
“Digital Literary Pedagogy: An Experiment in Process-oriented Publishing.” (multi-part, interactive, co-authored publication with Roger Whitson and Amanda Licastro) Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy 4. (Fall 2013)
“Integrating Digital Media at the Programmatic and Institutional Level: Building a Humane Cyberinfrastructure at the Bard Graduate Center.” Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy 2. (Fall 2012).
“Afterword: The DML and the Digital Humanities.” Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy 2. (Fall 2012)
Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. No. 1. Sarah Ruth Jacobs and Kimon Keramidas, eds. (Spring 2012)
“Thoughts on the Relational Exhibit in Digital and Analog Media” (co-author with Aaron Glass) in Objects of Exchange: Social and Material Transformation on the Late Nineteenth-Century Northwest Coast. Aaron Glass, ed. New York: Bard Graduate Center (2011)
“What Games Have to Teach Us about Teaching and Learning: Game Design as a Model for Course and Curricular Development.” Currents in Electronic Literacy 11 (Spring 2010)
“Coming Soon to a Cinema/Television/Website/Video Game/Theatre Near You…: Theatre, Intellectual Property Rights, and the Control of American Culture” in Theater Und Medien (Theatre and the Media) Grundlagen – Analysen – Perspektiven. Eine Bestandsaufnahme. Henri Schoenmakers, Stefan Bläske, Kay Kirchmann, Jens Ruchatz, eds. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag (2008).
“On the Performative Nature of Rings Tourism” (co-author with Henry Bial and Ryan Reynolds) in Studying the Event Film: The Lord of the Rings. Sean Cubitt, Thierry Jutel, Barry King and Harriet Margolis, eds. Manchester: Manchester University Press (2008).
Kimon’s primary project is working with the Smithsonian Institute’s Freer|Sackler Asian Art Galleries on the digital exhibition Sogidans: Influencers on the Silk Roads. This exhibition displays through text, images, video, interactive media, and geomapping, the complex story of the Sogdians, a central Asian mercantile people whose activities during the Middle Ages helped solidify the trade routes we now know as the Silk Road.
Kimon’s current personal research project is an ongoing study of the history of personal computing devices. Begun with The Interface Experience exhibition and publications, the next phase is the development of an interactive publication that allows users to explore how technology companies use advertisements to control how communities develop around products, set user expectations of newly released devices, and frame the discourse about how personal computers can and should be used in everyday life.
Kimon is also involved in the following projects as a co-investigator and advisor: History Moves, a design-centered public history project that engages with people in oft-neglected communities to help them tell their stories; Outhistory.org, a web site dedicated to telling the story of queer people in the United States; NewYorkScapes a research community dedicated to exploring the literary, historical, and social aspects of the city of New York using digital forms of scholarship. Kimon is also co-founder of The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy and the regional Digital Humanities organization NYCDH.
For more information go to Kimon’s personal website.