Andrew Lison
  • Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Office 245a
    alison@buffalo.edu
    645-0946

    Andrew Lison’s work spans the practical and the theoretical, connecting issues across a variety of humanistic fields to focus on the way in which digital media has, since the Second World War, progressively come to absorb previously distinct social relations. His work has appeared in New Formations and Science Fiction Studies, as well as a number of edited volumes, including one of which he is co-editor, The Global Sixties in Sound and Vision: Media, Counterculture, Revolt (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014; with Timothy Scott Brown). He is currently at work on two book-length projects. The first, New Media at the End of History, examines the rise of digital multimedia alongside the collapse of state socialism in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The second, tentatively entitled 100% Utilization, revisits the technical limits of computation in light of increasing socio-economic dependence on automation. He has a professional background in information technology and systems administration and holds a Ph.D. in Modern Culture and Media from Brown University, where he was an Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Fellow from 2009-2014.​