Audio/Podcasting and Publication Design
Brian Koscho is the director and producer of Invisible Ground in Athens, Ohio, a project centered on place-based storytelling in local history using a podcast and a series of augmented reality Immersive Historic Markers. Koscho completed his MFA in Communication Media Arts at Ohio University in April 2022. Along with his work in media, Brian is an adjunct instructor at Ohio University in the Scripps College of Communication teaching podcasting and graphic design. Out in the community, he has taught on the topics of Community Storytelling, Audio Storytelling, and Podcasting, and helped with workshops on Documentary Film and Storytelling for high school students in Appalachian Ohio. Koscho has produced multimedia work and collaborated in various forms with Stuart’s Opera House (where he worked from 2007-2019) and its Nelsonville Music Festival, Inside Appalachia, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, POV, WOUB Public Media, Mid Atlantic Arts, Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, Ohio History Connection, Ohio Arts Council, Mount Zion Baptist Church Preservation Society, and the Southeast Ohio History Center.
Brians thesis, Invisible Ground: The Berry Hotel, is a multimedia project utilizing audio, augmented reality, visual elements, and place-based storytelling to engage people in the history of their communities. For this project, Invisible Ground is partnering with the Southeast Ohio History Center to create a series of Immersive Historic Markers in Athens County, Ohio.