Graham Sack, PhD

Dracopoulos-Bloomberg iDeas Lab Fellow

Graham Sack is an award-winning filmmaker, new media creator, and academic whose work explores the intersection of narrative, scientific discovery, and emerging technologies. He is the founder of Chronotope Films and the recipient of the 2021 Sundance Institute / Alfred P. Sloan Episodic Fellowship for The Harvard Computers, an original TV series based on the true story of America’s first female astronomers. Previously, he adapted and directed George Saunders’s best-selling novel Lincoln in the Bardo for the New York Times newly formed virtual reality division, for which he was shortlisted for an Emmy Award for Innovation in Interactive Programming. His other projects have received support from Google, Samsung, and Felix & Paul Studios and appeared at Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW, New York Theater Workshop, Sotheby’s, and Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. He is also Research Fellow and Lecturer in Immersive Storytelling & Emerging Technology at Johns Hopkins University and was previously a Visiting Scholar in Data Poetics at the Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society at University of Notre Dame and an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry at Washington University in St. Louis. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Columbia University, an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a BA Honors in Physics from Harvard College. As the inaugural Dracopoulos-Bloomberg iDeas Lab Fellow, Graham is interested in researching and developing media projects that dramatize the ethical conundrums raised by emerging biotechnologies, including CRISPR, brain-computer interfaces, and life-extension.