Matt Soar is Associate Professor and BA Programs Director in the Department of Communication Studies. He has written extensively about design, visual communication, and cultural production for scholarly and professional audiences. Hi project Lost Leaders (2011 onwards) is an archival, scholarly, and artistic exploration of the histories of US film leader standards. Outcomes have included cameraless animations, interactive works, video microscopy, 3D modeling, and stained glass. Some of this work has screened at ATA/Other Cinema (2015), Poetics & Politics documentary symposium (UCSC 2015), Montreal Underground Film Festival (2014), Orphan Film Symposium (Amsterdam 2014, Culpeper VA 2016), and FUSE #2: Mobile Interactive Microcinema (Ann Arbor, 2014).
Lost Leaders #15 (stained glass, 12 x 9″, 2014)