Professor Loire

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Occupation college professor, filmmaker
Location Boston, MA, United States
Introduction Professor Loire is Lori Landay, Professor of Cultural Studies at Berklee College of Music: an interdisciplinary scholar and new media artist exploring the making of visual meaning in twentieth- and twenty-first-century culture. She is the author of two books, I Love Lucy and Madcaps, Screwballs, and Con Women: The Female Trickster in American Culture, and articles on topics including LEGO, virtual worlds, digital narrative, silent film, and television culture. Her creative work includes animation, graphic design, creative documentary, machinima, interactive virtual art installations, and music video. She was awarded the Dean’s Award for Excellence in the Professional Education Division at Berklee College of Music, a Newbury Comics Faculty Fellowship for her sabbatical project "Virtual Worlds," a National Endowment for the Humanities Enduring Questions Grant for "What Is Being?" and consulted on and appeared in Finding Lucy, a PBS American Masters documentary. "New Media Movies by Lori Landay" won Best of Show and People's Choice Awards at the NMC Summer Art Show in 2012. Her current project focuses on animation.
Interests Interactivity. Other interests: What does it mean to say "I" in a virtual or any world?, animation, silent film, comedy in American culture, science fiction, new media art, machinima and digital video, learning new tricks in Maya
Favorite Movies screwball comedies, French New Wave, silent films (especially when accompanied with live music), film noir
Favorite Music eclectic