Jim Bizzocchi

Associate Professor


  • BA, Psychology, University of Michigan
  • MS, Comparative Media Studies, MIT


Jim Bizzocchi is a filmmaker currently working in video art and installation.  His research interests include the aesthetics and design of the moving image, interactive narrative, and the development of computational video sequencing systems. He is interested in the effect of new technologies on cinematic visual expressions such as split-screens, layered imagery, image transitions, and stereoscopic cinema.  His work in interactive narrative includes ongoing extension of the computational capabilities of his Re:Cycle video presentation and sequencing system.  Jim loves teaching.  He has been a classroom teacher for 45 years, and is a recent recipient of the Simon Fraser University "Excellence in Teaching" award.  His current teaching includes an undergraduate course in Narrative & New Media and a graduate seminar on the analysis of New Media design and experience.

Research Interests

  • Aesthetics of the Moving Image
  • New Media Design and Experience
  • Interactive & Computational Narrative
  • Stereoscopic Cinema
  • Ambient Video Art and Installation
  • Generative Sequencing Systems for Video Display


This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.