Journalism Professor Julian Kilker's Photograph Featured in "Home Means Nevada" Exhibit in U.S. Senate Rotunda

“Camping at Shaman Knob, Dusk” - Photo by Julian Kilker.
Oct. 13, 2016

Julian Kilker, professor in the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies, presented his work in the U.S. Senate Rotunda in Washington, D.C., as part of the competitively selected “Home Means Nevada” exhibit highlighting federally managed lands in Nevada and sponsored by the National Parks Conservation Association, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Nevada Arts Council. Kilker's contribution, a documentary photograph, “Camping at Shaman Knob, Dusk,,” features a location rich in petroglyphs in Lincoln County surrounded by a wide expanse of the recently protected Basin and Range National Monument. The work builds on his earlier “Aesthetic Evidence” exhibit examining empirical evidence in imagery, sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Kilker is an associate professor of emerging technologies at the Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies at UNLV. Kilker’s research focuses on society and information technologies, specifically as they relate to media innovation.

His work explores the lifecycle stages of digital media technologies, specifically analyzing the key stages of media technologies: development, marketing, modification, and obsolescence. He also studies privacy, surveillance, and technology literacy as it applies to the social and ethical aspects of mundane and advanced technologies.

Kilker has been published in various academic and professional journals which include Visual Communication Quarterly, Science Communication, and Cultures of Efficiency. He teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels on topics that include digital photography, interactive media design, and media, privacy and surveillance. He has also taught physics in the Peace Corps.