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Bakersfield, CA
September 30, 2020

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Christopher J. Garcia

***** **** ***** **** ******* Creek, CA 950**-***-*** 2778

Experienced curator with ability to guide creation of content including exhibits, articles, videos and films; ability to convey excellent story sense to serve readers and drive conversation; expertise in providing fresh angles of coverage and ongoing guidance on current, historical and technological topics; current with emerging trends and skilled in leveraging best practices; committed to audience appeal and growth across delivery platforms, including web, print, video, film and television networks, and to assist the organization in defining and refining its content strategies.


• Curatorial leadership in

• Exhibition design and content development.

• Article/podcast/documentary development and delivery

• Creative, innovative and analytical thinker and teacher

• Current on trends in art, historical research, education, and cinema

• Able to bring fresh angles to ongoing features and spot unusual stories

• Social media management/navigation

• Understands and adheres to defamation, libel and slander law.

• Understands and adheres to copyright law and regulations

• Strong interpersonal and team management coach and mentor

• Consistent, reliable team communication skills

• Strong talent at layout, video, and audio editing.


Writing Samples

• Warhol & The Computer

• Goodbye Tomorrow, Hello Yesterday!

• Algorithmic Music – David Cope and EMI

Periodicals Edited

2013 - Present Film Journal Klaus at Gunpoint

• 15 issues,

2008 - Present Fanzine Journey Planet (Co-Edited with James Bacon et al.)

• 44 Issues,

2005 - Present - Fanzine the Drink Tank

• 422 issues,

Film Festivals Programmed

• 2001 – 2020 Cinequest Film Festival - Shorts Film Programmer:

• 1999-2003, 2013-Present Silicon Valley Science Fiction Short Film Festival

Television and Radio Appearances

August 2018: 99% Invisible

Articles of Interest episode 1: Jacquard

oAugust 2016: Silicon Cowboys

The Military Channel

oAugust 2006: On the 25th Anniversary of the IBM PC

ABC News

oOctober 2002: On the History of Home Video Game Systems

Call for Help, TechTV, San Francisco, CA

oAugust 2002 Segment Host: On the History of Calculators, PDAs, Flashlights, and Movies

TechNow! KNTV-11, NBC

oWon San Francisco Bay Area's Local Emmy - Best Informational Short (5 Minutes or Less)

oMay 2002: On the History of Video Games

TechNow! KNTV-11, NBC

oSeptember 2001: The History of Computers

Channel 1 TV

oMay 2001: TechLive On The History Of Video Games


oDecember 2000: Biography presents: Steve Wozniak

Arts and Entertainment Network

oOctober 2000: On Early Personal Computers

Radio Free Europe

oAugust 1999: Microsoft Y2K Preparedness Video with Bob Cringley

Microsoft Video

oJuly 1999: A Visit to the Computer Museum History Centre

Tech News, NHK-TV, Japan


2019 – Present Mountain View, CA

Content Generalist

Managed and tracked contractors from hiring through QA processes

Produce documentation for internal and external processes

Helped to re-develop QA practices for contractors and administrative assistants

Worked within CMS to upload and verify content.

1999 - 2019 The Computer History Museum Mountain View, CA


• Catalogue and maintain collection of films, videos and photo archives and historic items.

• Lead research into computers in graphics, music, art, and gaming.

• Produce Museum podcast: From the Archives

• Write articles for in-house magazine, blogs, and exhibits.

• Develop programs and present tours of visible storage areas.

1999 - 2003, 2013 - Present Science Fiction Short Film Festival The Silicon Valley

Founder / Head Programmer

• Conceptualized, developed and implemented festival to showcase short films from around the world.

• Develop and write programs to accommodate tours to non-traditional viewing venues

2001 - Present Cinequest Film Festival San Jose, CA

Volunteer Shorts Programmer/Theatre Manager

• Work with Head Shorts Programmer to develop annual programs; moderate and lead Q&A sessions.

• Develop and deliver Critics for a Day education program to 150 4th graders annually

2002 -2006, 2009 Sonoma Valley Film Festival Sonoma, CA

Volunteer Ringmaster Announced shorts programs and led Q&A sessions.

1993 National Museum of American Art Washington, D.C.

Curatorial Assistant

Researched new acquisitions: The Death of Ruben Salazar & Cesar Chavez Altar


1997 Emerson College Boston, MA

BFA Writing, Literature & Publishing, Minor in Art History


1996-97 - Student Government Vice-President

1994-1996 - CFO Student Senate

Co-Founder/Publicist/Head Writer, the Emerson Wrestling Network


2011, 2015: Winner Hugo Award for Best Fanzine

2007-2020: Nominated Hugo Award for Best Fanzine

2010: Nova Award for Best Fanzine

2007-2013: Nominated Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer

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