USC Cinematic Arts

A native of England, Christopher Scoates is a writer and curator whose interests encompass contemporary art and technology, design, and experimental sound.

His projects include a series of art and technology exhibitions such as Lou Reed, Metal Machine Trio: The Creation of the Universe, an ambisonic 3-D re-creation of the 1975 album Metal Machine Music, and TAMPER: A Gestural Interface for Cinematic Design, as well as Picturing Power: The Art of Paul Shambroom (2008), LOT-EK: MDU (2004); and Green Acres: Neo Colonialism in the United States (1996). He is the author of Bullet Proof...I Wish I Was: The Lighting and Stage Design of Andi Watson (2011).

He has contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues, and his writings have appeared in New Art Examiner, Sculpture, and Art Papers.

He is also the co-founder of 5-D: The Immersive Design Conference, a national conference about progressive film design, narrative media and new technology. He is currently the Director of the University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach.