Greg Wise

Professor
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3051
Professor
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WEST Campus
Mailcode
3051
Professor
Academic Professional
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3051
Professor
Academic Professional
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3051
Professor
Faculty
WEST Campus
Mailcode
3051

Biography

Greg Wise has a double BA in Communications and English from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. After earning his MA and Ph.D. in Speech Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Wise served on the faculty at Clemson University for four years before coming to ASU's West campus in 1999.

Dr. Wise's research interests focus on popular culture, technology and culture, new media, globalization, and surveillance. His publications include Cultural Globalization: A User's Guide, published by Blackwell; a book co-edited with Hille Koskela (University of Finland) on New Visualities published by Ashgate; a second edition of his co-authored (with Jennifer Daryl Slack) Culture and Technology: A Primer with Peter Lang in 2015; and a new book about representations of surveillance in popular films, Surveillance and Film, in 2016 with Bloomsbury Academic.

Culture and Technology: A Primer won the book award in 2006 from the Critical and Cultural Studies Division of the National Communication Association.

Surveillance and Film won the book award in 2018 from the Surveillance Studies Network.

His extensive involvement with academic journals includes serving as Executive Editor of Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies from 2010 to 2012. Dr. Wise also is a member of the editorial boards of Communication Review and Communication Theory.

Dr. Wise is also author of Exploring Technology and Social Space (1997), co-author of Culture and Technology: A Primer (2005), and co-author of the Second Edition of MediaMaking (2005), as well as a number of journal articles and book chapters including "Cultural Studies and Communication Technology" in The Handbook of New Media: Social Shaping and Consequences of ICTs; "Cultural Studies and Rem Koolhaas's Project on the City" in New Adventures in Cultural Studies; and "Attention and Assemblage" in Communication Matters: Materialist Approaches to Media, Networks, and Mobility.

Education

BA. Communications and English, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

MA and PhD, Speech Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests

cultural studies and technology, new media, globalization, and surveillance

Graduate Faculty in Communication research areas: cultural studies and technology, media studies, culture and globalization

Publications

  • Books

    Wise, J.M. (2016). Surveillance and Film. NY: Bloomsbury Academic.

    Slack, J.D. & Wise, J.M. (2015) Culture and Technology: A Primer (2nd edition). NY: Peter Lang Publishers. 

    Wise, J.M. (2008). Cultural Globalization: A User’s Guide. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers.

    Slack, J.D. & Wise, J.M. (2005). Culture and Technology: A Primer. NY: Peter Lang Publishers. Fourth printing in 2008.  Winner of the 2006 Outstanding Book Award, Critical and Cultural Studies Division of the National Communication Association.

    Grossberg, L., Wartella, E., Whitney, D.C., & Wise, J.M. (2005). MediaMaking: Mass Media and Popular Culture. 2nd edition. Sage Publications. (2015) Translated into Chinese by Nanjing Publishing House.

    Wise, J.M. (1997).  Exploring technology and social space.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage.

  • Book Chapters

    Wise, J.M. (2017). Towards a Minor Assemblage: An Introduction to the Clickable World. In Amber Davisson and Aaron Hess (eds.) Digital Rhetoric (Routledge).

    Wise, J.M. (2017) “Assemblage.” In Jonathan Gray and Laurie Ouellette (eds) Keywords in Media Studies. NY: NYU Press.

    Wise, J.M. (2015). “A Hole in the Hand: Assemblages of Attention and Mobile Screens.” In Jan Hadlaw, Andrew Herman, and Thom Swiss (Eds.) Theories of the Mobile Internet: Materialities and Imaginaries. NY: Routledge.

    Wise, J.M. (2013). “Stereo-Reality.” In John Armitage (Ed.) The Virilio Dictionary. Edinburgh University Press.

    Wise, J.M. (2013) “Introduction: Ecstatic Assemblages of Visuality.” In J. Macgregor Wise and Hille Koskela (eds.) New Visualities, New Technologies: The New Ecstasy of Communication. Pp.1-5. Ashgate

    Wise, J.M. (2012). “Attention and Assemblage in the Clickable World,” in Jeremy Packer and Steve Wiley (ed) Communication Matters: Materialist Approaches to Media, Networks, and Mobility. Pp. 159-172.  Routledge.

    Wise, J.M. (2011). “Assemblage.” In Charles J. Stivale (Ed.) Gilles Deleuze: Key Concepts (Second Edition). Pp. 91-102. Acumen.

    Wise, J.M. (2009). “Globalization and Culture.” In G. Honor Fagan & Ronaldo Munck (eds.) Globalisation and Security: An Encyclopaedia. Pp. 100-118 Praeger. 

    Wise, J.M .(2006). “Cultural Studies and Rem Koolhaas.” In Clare Birchall & Gary Hall (eds.) New Adventures in Cultural Studies. Pp. 241-258. Edinburgh University Press. 

    Slack, J.D. & Wise, J.M. (2006) “Cultural Studies and Communication Technology” in Leah A. Lievrouw & Sonia M. Livingstone (Eds). The Handbook of New Media: Social Shaping and Consequences of ICTs (Updated Student Edition). Pp. 141-162.  London: Sage.  Translated as “Cultural Studies e tecnologie della comunicazione” in Leah A. Lievrouw & Sonia Livingstone (with Giovanni Boccia Artieri, Luciano Paccagnella, & Francesca Pasquali) (eds) Capire i New Media: Culture, Comunicazione, Innovazione Tecnologica e Istituzioni Sociali. Hoepli. 2007.

    Wise, J.M. (2005) “Assemblage.” In Charles J. Stivale (ed.) Gilles Deleuze: Key Concepts. Acumen.

    Wise, J.M. (2005) “Technocultures: Introduction.” In Ackbar Abbas and John Nguyet Erni (Eds) Internationalizing Cultural Studies: An Anthology. Blackwell Publishers.

    Wise, J.M. (2003) “Community, Affect, and the Virtual: The Politics of Cyberspace” in Beth Kolko (Ed.) Virtual Publics: Policy and Community in an Electronic Age. New York: Columbia University Press. PP. 112-133.

    Wise, J.M. (2003) “Home: Territory and Identity” in J.D. Slack (Ed.) Animations [of Deleuze and Guattari]. New York: Peter Lang. 

    Slack, J.D. & Wise, J.M. (2002) “Cultural Studies and Technology” in Leah A. Lievrouw & Sonia M. Livingstone (Eds). The Handbook of New Media: Social Shaping and Consequences of ICTs.  London: Sage. 

  • Articles

    WU, Qing, CHEN, Hong-bing, and Wise, J.M. (2017, August). Control and Autonomy: Analysis on Ivan Illich’s Critical Theory of Tools. Studies in Philosophy of Science and Technology, 34(4). [In Chinese]

    WU, Qing; CHEN, Hong-bing; and Wise, J.M. (2017, March) The Types of Neo-Luddism’s Anti-Technology. Studies in Dialectics of Nature, 33(4). [In Chinese]

    Wise, J.M. (2011). “The Politics of Care: A Commentary on Kamphof.” Foundations of Science. [Invited Commentary]

    Wise, J.M. (2004). “‘An Immense and Unexpected Field of Action’: Webcams, Surveillance, and Everyday Life.” Cultural Studies (Special Issue on Everyday Life, edited by Michael Gardiner and Gregory J. Seigworth), 18(2/3): 423-441. Reprinted in Zoya Kocur (Ed.) (2011). Global Visual Cultures: An Anthology. New York: Wiley.

    Wise, J.M. (2003). “Reading Hall reading Marx.” Cultural Studies, 17(2): 105-112.

    Wise, J.M. (2002). “Mapping the culture of control: Seeing Through The Truman Show.” Television and New Media, 3(1): 29-47.

    Wise, J.M. (2000). “Home: Territory and Identity.” Cultural Studies, 14 (2).295-310. Excerpt reprinted in Mark Taylor & Julieanna Preston (eds.) (2006). Intimus: Interior Design Theory Reader. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons. Excerpt Reprinted in Jen Gieseking, William Mangold, Cindi Katz, Setha Low, & Susan Saegert (eds.) (2014). The People, Place, and Space Reader. NY: Routledge.

           Seigworth, G. & Wise, J.M. (2000). “Introduction: Deleuze and Guattari in Cultural Studies.” Cultural Studies 14 (2).         139-146. 

  • Wise, J.M. (1998). “Intelligent agency.”  Cultural Studies, 12 (3). 410-428.  Reprinted in Leah A. Lievrouw and Sonia Livingstone (Eds). Sage Benchmarks in Communication: New Media. Sage Publications, 2009. Reprinted in Seth Giddings & Martin Lister (Eds). The New Media and Technocultures Reader. Routledge, 2011.

    Wise, J.M. (1996). “Uusi, uljas verkkomaailma: Vapaudesta ja yhteisöllisyydestä Wired-Aikakauslehdessä  [The Wired World: Communitarianism and Libertarianism in Wired magazine],” Trans. Esa Sirkkunen & Seija Ridell.  Tiedotustutkimus, 4.  Pp. 34-40.  [A Finnish Journal of Mass Communication].

  • Works Edited

    Wise, J.M. & Koskela, H. (Eds). (2013). New Visualities, New Technologies: The New Ecstasy of Communication. Ashgate. 

    Wise, J.M. (2005). “Techno-Cultures” Section Editor and Advisory Board Member. In Ackbar Abbas and John Nguyet Erni (Eds) Internationalizing Cultural Studies: An Anthology. Blackwell Publishers.

    Seigworth, G. & Wise, J.M. (Guest Editors). (2000) Deleuze/Guattari in Cultural Studies.  Cultural Studies (Special Issue) 14 (2). 

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
COM 493 Honors Thesis
STC 540 Critical/Cultural Approaches
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 492 Honors Directed Study
STC 505 Theories of Social Technology
CMN 590 Reading and Conference
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
COM 493 Honors Thesis
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
STC 505 Theories of Social Technology
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
COM 494 Special Topics
STC 598 Special Topics
CMN 598 Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
STC 505 Theories of Social Technology
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
COM 124 Media and Culture
COM 494 Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
COM 124 Media and Culture
CMN 506 Humanistic Inq/Field Rsrch/Com
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
CMN 557 Communication and Technology
MAS 592 Research
CMN 595 Continuing Registration

Presentations

  • J. Macgregor Wise. Imaging and Doing Social Presence in the Communication Present: Roundtable Forum. National Communication Association (Nov 2013).
  • Wise, J M. Against the Clickable World: Opacity and the Minor in the Emerging Assemblage. Crossroads in Cultural Studies, Paris (Jun 2012).
  • Wise, J. A hole in the hand: Assemblages of Attention and Mobile Screens. Mobilities and Imaginaries of the Mobile Internet Workshop (Feb 2011).
  • Wise, J.M. Technology, Habit, and Attention. National Communication Association, San Francisco (Nov 2010).
  • Wise, J.M. A hole in the hand: Transparency and display in new mobile media. Crossroads in Cultural Studies, Hong Kong (Jun 2010).
  • Wise, J.M. Technology and Identity. Conjunctures, Hong Kong (Jun 2010).
  • Wise, J M. Lifelogging the Neoliberal Self. National Communication Association (Nov 2009).
  • Wise, J M. Cultural Globalization. Department of Communication, Wake Forest University, "Great Teacher" Lectures (Sep 2009).
  • Wise, J M. Assemblage and Attention. Materializing Communication and Rhetoric Symposium (Sep 2009).
  • Wise, J M. The Clickable World. Wake Forest University, Department of Communication "Great Teacher" Presentation (Sep 2009).
  • Wise, J M. Television, Film, and Popular Culture. Valley Presbyterian Church (Apr 2009).
  • Wise, J M. Television: Computer-Shared Genome or Mixed-Metaphor?. Western States Communication Association Conference (Feb 2009).
  • Wise, J. Macgregor. A-Z on Communicating with X-ers and Y-ers...and all Generations!. Arizona Association of Realtors Winter Real Estate Conference, Prescott (Mar 2008).
  • Wise, J. Macgregor. The Clickable World: Ethics and Agency in a World of Mobile Communication and Computing. Department of Communication Studies Faculty Research Colloquium (Feb 2008).
  • Wise, J. Macgregor. Deleuze andTechnology. Lecture to the Anthropology Institute, University of Copenhagen (May 2007).
  • Wise, John. Ethnography and Technology in Relation to Gilles Deleuze's Philosophy. PhD Course, IT University of Copenhagen (May 2007).
  • Wise, John. Technological Culture. Asia Culture Forum 2006 (Oct 2006).
  • Wise, John. The Culture and Society of Surveillance. Sun City Grand Lifelong Learning Academy (Oct 2006).
  • Wise, John. The Culture and Society of Surveillance. Scottsdale Public Library, Mustang Branch (Sep 2006).
  • Wise, John. From Home Entertainment to Cultural Phenomenon: The impact of television in public spaces. Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix (Apr 2006).
  • Wise, John. The Culture and Society of Surveillance. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (Mar 2006).
  • Wise, John. From Home Entertainment to Cultural Phenomenon: The impact of television in public spaces. ASU Memorial Union's 50th Anniversary Brown Bag Discussion series (Feb 2006).
  • Wise, John. Culture and Technology. Inaugural research colloquium (Nov 2005).
  • Wise, John. Assemblage and 'Media Effects. National Communication Association Conference (Nov 2005).
  • Wise, John. Beginning the Conversation. Arizona Communication Association Annual Conference (Oct 2005).
  • Wise, John. The Society and Culture of Surveillance. Oasis Organization (Oct 2005).
  • Wise, John. Cultural Studies and The Project on the City. Conjunctures (Mar 2005).
  • Wise, John. The Society and Culture of Surveillance. The Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix (Feb 2005).
  • Wise, John. It's the attention, stupid!: New technologies and new economies. National Communication Association Conference (Nov 2003).
  • Wise, John. Surveillance and Society. Medium and the Message lecture series through the Lifelong Learning Academy at Sun City Grand (Oct 2003).
  • Wise, John. New Problems in Popular Consumption (I). International Communication Association annual conference (May 2003).
  • Wise, John. An immense and unexpected field of action': Webcams and visions of the everyday. Conjunctures (Oct 2002).
  • Wise, John. Out of Sync: Moving Between Technologies, Capital, and Identities. International Communication Association annual conference (Jul 2002).
  • Wise, John. Response to Shamsul, AB, "Islam Embedded, the Making of Moderate Islam: Political Islam in Southeast Asia". New Dimensions of Cultural Studies: ICA Preconference (Jul 2002).
  • Wise, John. Visions of the everyday: Webcams, the banal, and the limits of voyeurism. International Communication Association Conference (May 2001).
  • Wise, John. On-Line Teaching and Learning: Lessons from a Global Conference. Partnership for Community Development Faculty Research Colloquium (Apr 2001).
  • Wise, John. Globalization, Democracy, and Technology. Democracy in Post-Colonial Africa Conference, sponsored by the Arizona Africa Society (Feb 2001).
  • Wise, John. Cultural Studies and Technology: Implications for On-Line Education. International Conference on Learning and Teaching On-Line (Jan 2001).
  • Wise, John. Undoing Technology: Roundtable. National Communication Association Annual Conference (Nov 2000).
  • Wise, John. Cultural Studies and the Challenge of Globalization: Roundtable Forum. National Communication Association Annual Conference (Nov 2000).
  • Wise, John. Making Oneself at Home: Territory, Identity, and the Global Nomad. National Communication Association Annual Conference (Nov 2000).
  • Wise, John. Mapping the Culture of Control: Reflections on The Truman Show. Faculty Research Poster Session (Oct 2000).

Service

  • Communication +1, Advisory Board Member (2011 - Present)
  • MA in Social Technologies, Graduate Director (2014 - 2015)
  • NCIAS Undergraduate Research Journal, Director (2013 - 2014)
  • Intel ISEF International Science Fair, Grand Awards Judge Co-Chair, Behavioral and Social Sciences Division (2013)
  • Communication Yearbook, Editorial Board Member (2013 - 2014)
  • Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Editorial Board Member (2013 - Present)
  • PhD Admissions Committee, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Tempe, Member (2013 - 2014)
  • Popular Communication, Editorial Board Member (2013 - Present
  • President's Academic Council, Member (2009 - Present)
  • Dean's Advisory Board/NCIAS, Member (2009 - 2011)
  • Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, Editor in Chief (2010 - 2013)
  • Critical Studies in Media Communication, Editorial Board member (2006 - 2010)
  • Communication Theory, Editorial Board member (2003 - Present)
  • Communication Review, Editorial Board member (2000 - Present)
  • CULTSTUD-L, Editorial Board member (1996 - Present)
  • Cultural Studies, Editorial Board member (1997 - 2007)
  • Journal of Communication, Editorial Board member (1999 - 2005)
  • AZAfrica Society of ASU West, Faculty Co-Sponsor (2002 - 2003)
  • Provost's Task Force on New Program Initiatives: Applied Computing Steering Committee, Member (2000 - 2002)
  • College of Human Services Information Technology Advisory Committee, Ad Hoc Chair (2000 - 2001)