A writer, teacher, and documentary producer, PETER B. KAUFMAN is senior program officer at MIT Open Learning. Previously he served as associate director of Columbia University’s Center for Teaching and Learning; president and executive producer of Intelligent Television; president and publisher of TV Books at Broadway Video; a founding contributor to the Audiovisual Research Alliance at Netherlands Sound & Vision; co-chair of the JISC Film & Sound Think Tank in the United Kingdom; co-chair of the Copyright Committee of the Association of Moving Image Archivists; a member of the Scholar Advisory Committee of WGBH’s American Archive of Public Broadcasting; a member of the American Council of Learned Societies Commission on Cyberinfrastructure in the Humanities and Social Sciences; and a consultant to the Library of Congress’s National Audiovisual Conservation Center, the world’s largest archive of moving images and recorded sound.
Educated at Cornell and Columbia, Kaufman publishes widely on media, education, and society. His new book, The Moving Image: A User’s Guide, is forthcoming from the MIT Press in 2024. He lives in northwest Connecticut and Cambridge, Massachusetts.