Curriculum Vitae

December 20th, 2010 by acjohner

AC JOHNER

acjohner@gmail.com

www.acjohner.com

www.electronicawakening.com

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

M.A. (Graduating 2015) Ethnographic Journalism, Lesley University, Cambridge, MS

B.A.  2007 Anthropology, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014 Ethnographer, Samsung, Samsung-Walmart Reboot Study, Chicago, IL

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by C. Castillo of Smart Revenue.

2014 Ethnographer, Pfizer-Nexium, Pfizer-Nexium FOTS Project, Chicago, IL

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by J. Kessler of Smart Revenue.

2014 Visual Ethnographer, Bose, Bose Headphones, Chicago, IL

Conducted qualitative filmed interviews in field; managed video logging, video data and video encoding. Directed by C. Castillo of Smart Revenue.

2014 Field Technician, Bose, Bose Headphones, Chicago, IL

Conducted qualitative filmed interviews in field; managed video logging, video data and video encoding. Directed by C. Castillo of Smart Revenue.

2014 Research Assistant, Bose, Bose Headphones, Chicago, IL

Transcribed and coded qualitative interviews, data analysis and created presentations of data.

Directed by C. Castillo of Smart Revenue.

2014 Visual Ethnographer, Bose, Bose Headphones, Chicago, IL

Conducted qualitative interview analysis, created presentation scripts in excel and transformed scripts into visual clips utilizing filmed interview footage with Final Cut Pro.

Directed by A. Klepach of Smart Revenue.

2014 FOTS Ethnographer, Smart Revenue, Dollar Channel Tracker, Chicago, IL

Conducted quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing.

Directed by F. Glick of Smart Revenue.

2014 Field Ethnographer, Hersheys, Hershey’s Sam’s Club Reseller Project, Chicago, IL

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by L. Hanson of Smart Revenue.

2013 Field Ethnographer, Safeway-Safeway COS study, San Francisco, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by J. Green of Smart Revenue.

2013 Respondent Recruiter, Redbull-Redbull FOTS study, San Francisco, CA

Conducted research-participant screening and recruiting, initial contact and follow-up in preparation of study.

Directed by J. Heuss of Smart Revenue.

2012 Field Ethnographer, Safeway-Safeway Breakfast Tracker study, San Francisco, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by J. Kessler of Smart Revenue.

2012 Field Ethnographer, Campbells- Campbells Prepared Meals study, San Francisco, CA

Conducted participant observation, behavior mapping, quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing.

Directed by J. Kessler of Smart Revenue.

2011-2012 Social Media Research Analyst, Right Now- Consumer Information Management study, Los Angeles, CA

Researched business management hierarchies in software and airline industries.  Compiled contact date in Excel for purposes of further contact for research.

Directed by C. Boyle of Right Now.

2011 Field Ethnographer, Jarden-Jarden Consumer Decision Tree study, San Francisco, CA

Conducted participant observation, behavior mapping and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing.

Directed by J. Kessler of Smart Revenue.

2011 Field Ethnographer, Nestle-Valentines Day study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by K. Morris-Dennis of Smart Revenue.

2011 Market Researcher, P.O.P.A.I. The Global Association for Marketing and Retail, Annual Study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted display auditing, behavior mapping and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing.

Directed by D. Greewalt of Smart Revenue.

2011 Field Ethnographer, Safeway-Safeway Private label study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted display auditing, qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing.

Directed by J. Kessler of Smart Revenue.

2011 Field Ethnographer, Nestle-Nestle Waters study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by B. Barnhart of Smart Revenue.

2011 Field Ethnographer, FedEx-Fedex Redesign study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by M. Watjen of Smart Revenue.

2011 Field Ethnographer, PepsiCo-PepsiCo conversion research study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by T. Lauchlan of PepsiCo.

2011 Field Ethnographer, SC Johnson-Kroger Project, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by M. Moan of Smart Revenue.

2011 Field Ethnographer, Home Depot-Home Depot Department Tracker study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews in field, data analysis and report writing.

Directed by M. Watjen of Smart Revenue.

2011 Field Ethnographer, Mann Packing Co.-Mann Packing study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by L. Tanikeller of Smart Revenue.

2011 Field Ethnographer, Brown Forman Spirits-Brown Forman Spirits purchasing study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by R. Leahy of Smart Revenue.

2011 Field Ethnographer, Mann Packing Co.-Mann Packing study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by L. Tanikeller of Smart Revenue.

2011 Field Ethnographer, Nestle Nutritional Foundation- annual study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by J. Heuss of Smart Revenue.

2011 Field Ethnographer, Notravaris-Pain Releif study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by J. Campilelli of Smart Revenue.

2011 Field Ethnographer, Sony- Sony Touch Screen study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by A. Swain of Smart Revenue.

2009-2011 Field Ethnographer, Walmart- Multi-sited Black Friday study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted participant-observation and shopper behavior mapping in multiple store locations during Black Friday, data and photograph logging and report writing.

Directed by M. Watjen of Smart Revenue.

2010 Field Ethnographer, Dole- Packaged Fruit study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by B. Crews of Smart Revenue.

2010 Field Ethnographer, Schwann Food Company- Schwann’s frozen pizza study, Los Angeles, CA

Analyzed purchase decision hierarchies. Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing.

Directed by A. Durning of Smart Revenue.

2010 Field Ethnographer, Colgate- Colgate Personal Care study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by A. Durning of Smart Revenue.

2010 Field Ethnographer, Abbott- Abbott Nutrition study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis, and report writing, directed by M. Watjen of Smart Revenue.

2010 Field Ethnographer, Del Monte- Pet Consumer Decision Factors study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by J. Studwell of Smart Revenue.

2010 Field Ethnographer, Sara Lee- Bakery study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by R. Knowles of Smart Revenue.

2010 Field Ethnographer, ConAgra- ConAgra SuperValu Frozen Meals study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by A. Durning of Smart Revenue.

2010 Visual Field Technician, and Lead Ethnographer, General Mills Incorporated- Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews recorded with video crew, assisted director and lighting crew. Conducted a shop-along methodology to the study, data analysis and report writing.

Directed by A. Durning of Smart Revenue.

2010 Field Ethnographer, E & J Gallo- Winery Shopping study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by J. Studwell of Smart Revenue.

2010 Field Ethnographer, Sony- Sony Kiosk Reader study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by J. Avery of Smart Revenue.

2009 Field Ethnographer, LEGO- annual study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by J. Avery of Smart Revenue.

2009 Field Ethnographer, FedEx- Print and Go study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by A. Durning of Smart Revenue.

2009 Field Ethnographer, Dreyers Club- Dreyer’s Club Costco study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by M. Watjen of Smart Revenue.

2009 Field Ethnographer, HP- Best Buy Ink study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys in field, data analysis and report writing. Directed by A. Capplett of Smart Revenue.

2009 Researcher, California Public Utilities and Opinion Dynamic Corporation- California Statewide In-Home Ethnographic Research Study, Los Angeles, CA

Conducted in-home qualitative interviews with recruited respondents, mapped respondent behavior in homes, data analysis and report writing.

Directed by A. Capplett of Smart Revenue.

2009-2010 Field Enumerator, United States Census Bureau- US 2010 Census, Los Angeles, CA

Collected survey data from homes, managed data on national database systems and created reports of analyzed data.

2006-Present Principal Investigator and CEO, Federation of Earth Productions LLC, Los Angeles/New York

Managed $200,000 project budget and directed a crew of 25 for the production of an ethnographic film project. Coordinated research and continuous analysis of recorded interviews web-based information, conducted professional interviews, participant observation in the field and managed marketing and distribution of the project Electronic Awakening.

2005-2006 Program Ethnographer, Appalachian State University, Office of International Programs, Boone, NC

Assessed multicultural relationships for program restructuring, reviewed social impact assessment of policies/practices, produced and delivered presentation of research.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

2014 Community Spotlight, Electronic Music Alliance. The EMA hosts a community spotlight once a month on someone who has been a significant influence on the electronic music industry.

2014 Special Selection, Kickstarter Film Festival. Selected for ‘Electronic Awakening’ New York, New York.

2012 Special Invitation, (“Featured Speaker”) at The Conscious Life Expo. Invited to speak on spirituality and electronic music culture, LAX Hilton, Los Angeles, CA February 2012.

2012 Special Selection, Tel Aviv Spirit Film Festival. Selected for ‘Electronic Awakening’  Tel Aviv, Israel.

2012 Honorable Mention, Sunset Film Festival. Mentioned for ‘Electronic Awakening’ Los Angeles, California.

2012 First Film Featured, Freestyle Life Film Festival. Featured for ‘Electronic Awakening’ New York, New York.

2012 Finalist, Desert Rocks Film and Music Festival. Finalist for ‘Electronic Awakening’ Victorville, California.

2012 Special Selection, Culture Unplugged Film Festival. Selected for ‘Electronic Awakening’ New York, New York.

2012 Special Invitation, Keynote Speaker at Los Angeles Center for the Arts Annual Conference. Los Angeles, CA May 2012.

2011 Special Invitation, (“Featured Speaker”) of Appalachian State University’s Anthropology Department Brown Bag Meeting. Boone, NC, April 2011.

2007 Special Invitation, Keynote Speaker at Appalachian State University Student Research Conference. Boone, NC.

2007 Inducted, Lambda Alpha National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology

2006 Inducted, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society

2006 Inducted, Gamma Beta Phi Society, Oakridge, TN.

2006 Inducted, National Honors Society, National College Honors Society, Washington D.C.

2006 Jill Loucks Memorial Scholarship, Appalachian State University Anthropology Department.

2001 Inducted, National Eagle Scout Association.

1998 Eagle Scout Award, National Boy Scouts of America.

GRANTS AND FINANCIAL AWARDS

2012 Lebowitz Writers Fund funded the research and production of ‘Electronic Revival: Religion, Technology and the Rise of Electronic Dance Music’ in acquisition for publication ($6,000).

2011 Keyframe-Entertainment Sponsorship provided financial backing and production support from film production company Keyframe Entertainment for the marketing and distribution of ‘Electronic Awakening,’ ($30,000).

2011 Kickstarter Fundraiser funded for post-production of Electronic Awakening documentary film project ($21,000).

2010 Elevate Film Foundation Fiscal Sponsorship provided fiscal sponsorship from Elevate Film Foundation, (501c3 backing).

2006 Jill Loucks Student Research Grant funded preliminary research on the mysticism of electronic music culture prior to the start of the ‘Electronic Awakening’ documentary film project ($1000).

2006 Appalachian State University Office of Student Research Grant funded preliminary research on the mysticism of electronic music culture ($1500).

2006 Appalachian State University Office of Student Research Traveling Grant funded travel to Burning Man in Nevada for research on the mysticism of electronic music culture ($1000).

PUBLICATIONS

Articles

2009 Where’s the Party in 2012, Mushroom Magazine, 39: 26-48. Berlin, Germany.

2008 The Seamless Edge of Revelation, 2nd Creation, 12(3): 45-58. Melbourne, Australia.

Books

2015 Electronic Revival: Religion, Technology and the Rise of Electronic Dance Music. North Atlantic Books, San Francisco (submitted).

2006 Where the Hell is this Going: A Collection of Nonfigurative Fiction. Lulu Press, New York.

2006 A Concise History of Heaven and Earth.  Lulu Press, New York.

2005 The Singularity.  Lulu Press, New York.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

2015 Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: The Commodification of Experience within North American Transformational Festivals. In Weekend Societies: Electronic Dance Music Festivals and Event-Cultures, edited by G. St. John Queensland University Press, Queensland, Australia (submitted).

2015 Transformational Festivals and Allegiance: Assessing elements of Belonging, Identity, and Elitism among Transformational Festivals in the United States. In Exploring the Psychedelic Trance in Electronic Dance Music and Modern Cultures, edited by Emília Simão and Sérgio Magalhães and Armando Malheiro. IGI-Global (submitted).

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

 

2012 Electronic Awakening: Spirituality and Electronic Music Cultures. Presentations given at the following locations:

Sacred Medicine for World Peace Conference in Alto Pariso-Goias, Brazil. Rainbow Serpent Festival in Victoria, Australia. Transverse Social Club in Revelstoke, California. Emily Carr University, Vancouver, Canada. The World Premiere of Electronic Awakening at Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, California. ID & Theater in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Brandon University in Brandon, Canada. The Happiness Institute in San Francisco, California. Desert Rocks Film and Music Festival Event, Victorville, CA.  MEME Festival, Manitoba, Canada. Evolver Puna EMAX Conference in Kalai Resort, Hawaii. Casa Jays Eco-Cultural Center in San Paulo, Brazil. Cosmogenisis Conference in South Africa. Synthesis 2012 Conference in Chichen-Itza, Mexico. Evolver Salon at the Learning Center in Melbourne, Australia. Costa Rica International Film Festival in Montezuma, Costa Rica. Electronic Music Conference and Audio Expo in Manila, Philippines.

2012 Global Awakening: Electronic Music and 2012: Presentation at Harvard Divinity School, co-hosted with Daniel Pinchbeck. Presentation at Harvard University.

2012 Global Awakening: Electronic Music and 2012: Presentation at Yale University.

2012 Electronic Awakening: Festival Culture, Electronic Music, and Ancient Prophecy. Webinar presentation co-hosted with Graham St John at the Evolver Network.

2010 Seductions of Difference of Honu Travel and Cultural Impact. Presentation at CFP: Tourism and Seductions of Difference: 1st Tourism-Contact-Culture Research Network Conference. Lisbon, Portugal (invited to present but could not travel).

2010 Cultural Relationships between Mayan Mythology and Electronic Music. Presentation at Entheos Conference of New Sustainable Movements in Contemporary Dance Cultures, Vancouver, Canada.

2008 Mysticism and Electronic Music. Presentation at the Orford Theater. Harmony Film Festival.

2008 Mysticism and Electronic Music. Presentation at Lighting In a Bottle Festival.

2008 Mysticism and Electronic Music. Presentation at Symbiosis Music Festival.

2007 Realms of Revelation: New Perspectives on Mysticism and Dance Music Cultures. Presentation at Student Research Fair at Appalachian State University.

2006 New Realms of Time and Revelation in Contemporary Dance Movements. Featured Presentation at Appalachian State University Anthropology department.

SUBJECTS OF INTEREST

Electronic Music Cultures, The Global Psytrance Movment, Ecstatic Dance, Transhumanism, Minecraft, 2nd Life, World of Warcraft, The Impossibility Movement, Shamanism, Lamarkianism, Virtual Reality, Simulation Theory, Transformational Festivals, Psychedelic Culture, Gnosticism, Technological Singularity, Dreamspell Calendar Movement, Mayan Mythology, Commodification of Experience within EDM events and festivals, Burning Man, Neurotechnology, Nanotechnology

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