Beth Karlin is a Ph.D. student in the School of Social Ecology and Program Director of the Transformational Media Lab in the Center for Unconventional Security Affairs at University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on understanding and leveraging psychological processes in new media and technologies aimed at promoting civic participation and pro-environmental behavior. Current projects investigate psychological dimensions of energy conservation, technology-enabled energy feedback, audience engagement in documentary film, and transmedia social action campaigns.
ArticlesIntroduction Documentary film has grown significantly in the past decade, with high profile films such as Fahrenheit 9/11, Supersize Me, and An Inconvenient Truth garnering increased attention both at the box office and in the news media. In addition, the rising prominence of web-based media has provided new opportunities for documentary...Read more