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Alexis Ovitt

The Media School
aovitt 'at' indiana 'dot' edu


Originally from Washington, D.C., I received my B.A. in American Studies and Film Theory from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Interested in nearly every aspect of American society and culture, I am primarily fascinated with our collective identity. I am particularly fascinated with the ways in which information technology has transformed American identity, culture, and political discourse. I would like to explore how both American technophiles and technophobes understand the impact of technology on the historic and present day American frontier, and how they envision the role of technology in our future. My hope is that investigating American identity through our individual and collective relationships with technology will shed some light on what American identity was, what it is, and what it will become.

While pursuing a Master's in Design and Production from IU, I hope to concentrate on making documentaries that reflect my interests. One of my primary projects will be a feature length documentary about survivalist culture in America.

In my free time I enjoy taking my dog on adventures, hanging out with friends, cooking and baking, listening to NPR, visiting D.C., talking politics,doing crosswords, and watching movies.