"The ego is the very crisis of the being of a being... because I begin to ask myself if my being is justified, if the Da of my Dasein is not already the usurpation of somebody else's place."

 

- Emmanuel Levinas

Bill Russell is a scholar, filmmaker, designer and artist interested in the intersection of philosophy, media theory, and activism. His current topic of study is the ethics of the virtual. He graduated with a B.A. in Film Studies from UCSB in 2004, and is a current M.A. student at USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Previously, he worked for over a decade as a commercial videographer 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 Los Angeles with his wife Sylvia.