This is where I (Keene Haywood), post my thoughts on technology as Director of Research for the NMC. Prior to NMC, I was the New Media Manager with the University of Texas’ Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment (DIIA). At UT, I was responsible for researching emerging technology that had potential for use in teaching and academic research. I regularly consulted with faculty, gave talks on emerging technology and experimented with new technology to assess its ease of use or utility.
Prior to UT, I was a senior producer at the National Geographic Society working for the non-profit Mission Programs arm of the Society. I also held positions with the NGS Magazine’s web group, the TV and Film group and their grants program. My work has appeared in episodes for the National Geographic Explorer series and my cinematography on NGS PBS Series Wild Chronicles. I also managed the Google Earth layer for the NG Magazine in partnership with NASA Ames, Carnegie Mellon and Google.
Before arriving at NGS, I completed an MFA in Science and Natural History Film at Montana State University and worked as a Project Director for The Nature Conservancy where I was involved with mapping and gps work. I also work with the PAST Foundation on web and video productions involving deepwater underwater archaeology and have worked for several educational multimedia production companies and as a consultant. I hold a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Texas at Austin an MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking from Montana State University, and an MA (Marine Resource Management) and BA (Anthropology) from the University of Miami, Florida.
I like anything that is both digital and natural. I love to be outdoors and I am usually am not far from some piece of technology that can either help me understand the world a little better or help me express the beauty that I find in it. Mountains, deserts and oceans are special places for me and I have spent a great deal of time in all three environments.