"We shape our tools and later they shape us."

- Marshall McLuhan

Bill Russell is a scholar, filmmaker, programmer, and artist interested in the intersection of computer science, philosophy, media theory, and activism. His current topic of study is an intersectional critique of the discourse around machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the philosophy of mind. He graduated with a B.A. in Film Studies from UCSB in 2004, and is a current PhD student in Cinema and Media Studies at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Previously, he worked for 15 years as an industrial cinematographer, producer, and director, with notable clients such as the University of California Irvine, the March of Dimes, Samsung, AAMCO, ESPN, and Fox Business.

He lives in Long Beach with his wife Sylvia.