Television Aesthetics: Perceptual, Cognitive, and Compositional Bases

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Nikos Metallinos is a Professor of Communication Studies at Concordia University of Montreal. He is a graduate of the Modern School of Theater Arts of Greece (BA) and, before coming to North America, was an actor of the National Theater of Greece where he took part in more than 50 plays--mostly ancient Greek drama. He studied television at the Department of Radio, Television, and Film at San Francisco State University and received his MA from the same department, where he also taught for 2 years. Dr. Metallinos obtained his PhD at the Department of Communication of the University of Utah and later joined the Department of Radio, Television, and Film at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Metallinos' specialty areas are television production, criticism, aesthetics, and empirical research methods in visual communication media. He has written numerous articles for academic journals in North America and abroad, has provided several chapters in textbooks in the field, and is editor of the book Verbo-Visual literacy: Understanding and Applying New Educational Communication Media Technologies ( 1994). He has organized and has participated in numerous international symposia and communication conferences, and presented key papers on media research methods, visual literacy, and television aesthetics. Dr. Metallinos has been a consultant on educational broadcasting curricula, television production, and visual communication media aesthetics for various universities around the world, including South Africa's Institute of Communication Research and the Department of Communication and Mass Media of the University of Athens, Greece.

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