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Bakersfield, CA
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September 30, 2020

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Christopher J. Garcia

***** **** ***** **** ******* Creek, CA 950**-***-*** 2778 adgjoe@r.postjobfree.com

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.

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS ABILITIES

• 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.

PUBLISHING, WRITING AND EDITING EXPERIENCE

Writing Samples

• Warhol & The Computer

http://www.computerhistory.org/atchm/warhol-the-computer/

• Goodbye Tomorrow, Hello Yesterday!

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/10/goodbye-tomorrow-hello-yesterday

• Algorithmic Music – David Cope and EMI

http://www.computerhistory.org/atchm/algorithmic-music-david-cope-and-emi/

Periodicals Edited

2013 - Present Film Journal Klaus at Gunpoint

• 15 issues, klausatgunpoint.weebly.com

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

• 44 Issues, jounreyplanet.weebly.com

2005 - Present - Fanzine the Drink Tank

• 422 issues, http://efanzines.com/DrinkTank/index.htm

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

TechTV

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

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2019 – Present Study.com 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

Curator

• 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

EDUCATION & AWARDS

1997 Emerson College Boston, MA

BFA Writing, Literature & Publishing, Minor in Art History

EXTRA-CURRICULA ACTIVITIES

1996-97 - Student Government Vice-President

1994-1996 - CFO Student Senate

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

AWARDS

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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