Charles "Chip" Linscott, PhD
XR, Sound Studies, Audio Production, and Critical Theory: Race and Media
Dr. Charles P. ("Chip") Linscott teaches a series of classes on virtual reality theory, history, criticism, and production. Chip has been exploring audio production and experimental sound in various capacities since the late 1980s. He is the head of audio at the GRID Lab, where he oversees audio production and leads student employees. 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. Chip's writing has appeared in Black Camera, In Media Res, liquid blackness, ASAP/J, The Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, and the anthology At the Crossroads. Chip recently published a lengthy chapter on XR in the textbook Now Media (Routledge, 2021). He is on the editorial board of liquid blackness journal, which is due to be archived by the Library of Congress because of its historical significance.