Charles "Chip" Linscott, Ph.D. has been appointed the McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies (ECT) Undergraduate Director.
Linscott graduated from Ohio University in 2006. After graduation, he taught high school in Florida before returning to OHIO in 2010 to teach. He currently works in the Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) Lab, where he teaches a series of classes on virtual reality theory, history, criticism, and production. Linscott has been exploring audio production and experimental sound in various capacities since the late 1980s, and his writing deals principally with the implications of sound, image, technology and mediation for blackness (and vice versa). His book project, Sonic Overlook: Blackness between Sound and Image, examines the ways in which sonicity intervenes in black visuality. Linscott's writing has appeared in Black Camera, In Media Res, liquid blackness, ASAP/J, and the anthology At the Crossroads. He is on the editorial board of liquid blackness journal.
Linscott earned his doctorate in 2015 and, along with current ECT faculty Eric Williams and John Bowditch, developed a VR curriculum in 2016 and 2017.
In 2019, Linscott joined the McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies where he teaches classes in virtual reality and immersive media.
Personally, Linscott has had a passion for technology, music and audio since a young age, and has been an active guitarist since his teenage years.
For the future of both the ECT School and for the GRID Lab, Linscott aims to “push the envelope and be on the bleeding edge of technology,” which he certainly has accomplished in his work as audio director of the GRID Lab and professor at the McClure School.
Linscott says that he looks forward to increasing the reach of the ECT School and expanding the school to more students. He hopes to further increase the presence of esports and VR at OU, as well as helping students find passion through the ECT School.