Assistant Professor
Profile photo of Raymond DrainvilleRay concentrates on digital media and visual culture. His research includes using iconography to understand the resonances people express with pictures they share online and using machine learning as a tool for social media image research. His background includes nearly two decades of running a web development & graphic design firm, so when he lectures on visual themes, he takes care to note both techniques and technicalities that impact contemporary digital visual culture. 
    
His personal passions include photography and music. He finds working with students very rewarding. 
 
Courses Taught
  • GBDA 203 Introduction to Digital Culture
  • GBDA 228 Digital Imaging of Online Applications
Education
  • PhD (Visual Culture) Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), 2018
  • MA (Information Studies) University of Sheffield (UK), 1996
  • MA (History of Art) Princeton University (USA), 1995
  • BA (History of Art) New College (USA), 1992    
Research and Teaching Interests
  • Digital media
  • Visual culture
  • Iconography (both historical and contemporary usage)
Selected Publications (Scholarly and Outreach)

Connect with Ray

Email icon ray.drainville@uwaterloo.ca
Phone icon  519-888-4567 ext. 23020
Office icon DMS 3014
Website iconuwaterloo.academia.edu/RayDrainville
Website iconresearchgate.net/profile/Raymond_Drainville
PDF Icon Curriculum Vitae

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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