Dr. Brian M. Knoth

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Department, Office, or School
Department of Communication
  • Associate Professor


B.A. (summa cum laude), State University of New York at Geneseo

M.A., Emerson College

Ph.D., Brown University

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Knoth, Brian M. (2018) “Music and Dancing at the ‘Queen of Resorts’: The Impact of the Germania Musical Society on Newport’s Hotel Period,” Newport History: Vol. 89: Issue 278, 1-35. https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol89/iss278/2

Brian M. Knoth & Emily Beattie (2018). “Movement signals and narrative noise: the development and performance of Antennae (v.2),” International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, 14:1, 84-106, DOI: 10.1080/14794713.2018.1453918

Knoth, B. (2023). Developing a Digital History Project for Newport, Rhode Island: A Case Study of a Multimedia Tour and Place-Based Audio Storytelling. Preservation, Digital Technology & Culture, 52(1), 31-46. https://doi.org/10.1515/pdtc-2023-0002

Book Chapter

Knoth, Brian (2012).  “Interactive Multimedia Performance and the Audience’s Experience of Kinesthetic Empathy.” In Kinesthetic Empathy in Creative and Cultural Practices. ed. Dee Reynolds and Matthew Reason. UK:  Intellect, Ltd. http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/K/bo12323986.html


COMM 243W Writing for Media
COMM 244 Digital Media Lab
COMM 341 Music Video Production
COMM 343 Audio Production for Multimedia
COMM 345 Digital Video Production
COMM 450 Special Topics - Documenting Digital Histories
COMM 462 Media and Advertising Portfolio
ARTM 524 Digital Portfolio II

Expertise, Research Interests & Grants

Areas of Expertise

Digital Audio Production

Digital Video and Motion Graphics Production

Interactive Digital Multimedia Production

Research/Creative Interests

Music and Sound in Media (Film, TV, Radio/Podcasting, Gaming, Web, Mobile, etc.)

Interactive Digital Media Technologies

Multimodal Communication and Digital Media Experiences

Multimodal/Multisensory Perceptual Integration in Digital Media Experiences

Nonfiction Storytelling and Documentary Production

Digital History/Humanities Projects

Selected Grants/Fellowships

Make Art Grant, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Funding for Original Music Composition and Production Project - Dec. 2022

Preservation Society of Newport County Research Fellowship ($24,000 and accommodations/expenses) – 2015-16

MacColl Johnson Artist/Composer Fellowship ($25,000) – 2011