Assistant Professor, English, Fayetteville State University, 2006-present
Visiting Assistant Professor, Media Studies, The Catholic University of America, 2005-2006
Marion L. Brittain Post-Doctoral Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002-2005
Non-Tenure Track Faculty, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2000-2002
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Purdue University, 1995-2000
Ph.D., May 2002, English, Purdue University.
Dissertation: “Time Lapse: The Politics of Time-Travel Cinema.”
Committee: Richard Dienst, Siobhan Somerville, Arkady Plotnitsky, and Dino Felluga.
Fellow, August 1998, School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University.
M.A., August 1995, English, Georgia State University.
B.A., May 1992, cum laude, English, Lee University, Cleveland, TN.
Reinventing Cinema: Movies in the Age of Media Convergence, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2009.
On-Demand Culture: Digital Delivery and the Future of Movies, 2013, under contract with Rutgers University Press.
Refereed Journal Articles:
“‘Make Any Room Your TV Room:’ Digital Delivery and Media Mobility,” Screen 53.3 (October 2012), 287-300.
“Digital Distribution, Participatory Culture, and the Transmedia Documentary,” Jump Cut 53 (August 2011), http://www.ejumpcut.org/currentissue/TryonWebDoc/index.html. [Translated into Spanish and republished in Blogs & Docs as “Distribución digital, cultura participativa y documental transmediático,” http://www.blogsandocs.com/?p=1170.]
“Redbox vs. Red Envelope, or What Happens when the Infinite Aisle Swings through the Grocery Store,” Canadian Journal of Film Studies 20.2 (Fall 2011): 38-54.
“Political Video Mashups as Allegories of Citizen Empowerment,” co-authored with Richard Edwards, First Monday 14.10 (October 2009): online. http://firstmonday.org/.
“Video from the Void: Video Spectatorship, Domestic Movie Cultures, and Contemporary Horror Film,” Journal of Film and Video 61.3 (Fall 2009): 40-51.
“Virtual Cities and Stolen Memories: Temporality and the Digital in Dark City,” Film Criticism 28.2 (Winter 2003-04): 42-62.
“Letters from an Unknown Filmmaker: Chris Marker’s Sans Soleil and the Politics of Memory,” Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge 8 (Spring 2004). http://www.rhizomes.net/issue8/tryon/htm.
“Pushing the (Red) Envelope: Portable Video, Platform Mobility, and Pay-Per-View Culture,” Moving Data: The iPhone and My Media. Ed. Patrick Vonderau and Pelle Snickars. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012, 124-39.
“Fan Films, Adaptations, and Media Literacy,” Across the Screens: Science Fiction on Television and Film. Ed. Jay Telotte and Gerald Duchovnay. London: Routledge, 2011, 176-190.
“Representing the Presidency: Viral Videos, Intertextuality, and Political Participation,” Flow TV: Essays on a Convergent Medium, Ed. Michael Kackman, et al. New York: Routledge, 2010, 242-258.
“What a Difference a Day Made: Database Narratives and Avatar Subjectivities in the Alternate Reality Film.” Violating Time: History, Memory, and Nostalgia in Cinema. Ed. Christina Lee. New York: Continuum, 2008. 208-24.
“TV Time Lords: Audience, Serial Narrative, and the Future of Science-Fiction Television.” The Essential Reader on Science Fiction Television. Ed. J. P. Telotte. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2008. 301-14.
Unrefereed/Invited Journal Articles:
“Pop Politics: Online Parody Videos, Intertextuality, and Political Participation,” Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture 6.4 (October-December 2008): 209-13.
“New Media Studies and the New Internet Cinema,” Post-Identity 5.1 (Winter 2007). http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.pid9999.0005.102.
“Writing and Citizenship: Using Blogs to Teach First-Year Composition,” Pedagogy 6.1 (Winter 2006): 128-32.
Blogs, Reviews, and Short Articles:
The Chutry Experiment, personal academic blog on film and media studies, March 2003-present.
“On-Demand Culture,” Filmmaker Magazine 21.2 (Winter 2013): 104-05.
“Preparing Minds for Evolving Work,” Raleigh News and Observer op-ed, February 1, 2013, 13A.
“‘Depiction is not Endorsement:’ Representing Torture in Zero Dark Thirty,” Antenna: Responses to Media and Culture, January 21, 2013 http://blog.commarts.wisc.edu.
“Recording and Hosting Podcasts Using the Internet Archive,” ProfHacker Blog, The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 14, 2013.
Review, James Bennett and Niki Strange, eds, Television as New Media (Durham: Duke University Press, 2011). Screen 53.4 (Winter 2012): 498-502.
“Pushing Mobile,” Hacktivision: A Smart Look at the Future of Television, February 14, 2012 http://hacktivision.org/?p=4041.
“Accessing the Cinematic Cloud,” Antenna: Responses to Media and Culture, January 31, 2012 http://blog.commarts.wisc.edu/2012/01/31/accessing-the-cinematic-cloud/.
“Avatar Comes Home: 3D and the Death of DVD,” MediaCommons, In Media Res video archive, November 4, 2011 http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/.
“Learning from The Elders: Crowdfunding, Transmedia and Documentary,” MediaCommons, In Media Res video archive, October 13, 2010 http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/.
“Report from SCMS: Thursday,” Antenna: Responses to Media and Culture, March 19, 2010 http://blog.commarts.wisc.edu/2010/03/19/report-from-scms-thursday/.
“The New Landscape of the Religion Blogosphere,” roundtable contributor, The Immanent Frame, Social Science Research Council, March 2, 2010 http://blogs.ssrc.org.
“Twitter, Blogs, and Wikis: Social Media in the Classroom,” Humanities, Arts, Science, Technology, Advanced Corollary (HASTAC) blog, invited contribution, January 8, 2010. http://www.hastac.org/blogs/chutry/twitter-blogs-and-wikis-social-media-classroom.
“A Decade in Documentary,” Cinema Eye Honors Program, invited contribution, January 2010.
“Why You Should Be on Twitter,” AlterNet, March 4, 2009 http://www.alternet.org/mediaculture/129319/why_you_should_be_on_twitter/.
Newcritics, contributing writer, March 2007-June 2009.
“Comments on Scholarship, Media, and Politics,” Mediascape, September 2008 http://www.tft.ucla.edu/mediascape/Fall08_MetaIntro.html.
“Documentary 2007,” Invited Contributor, Cinema Eye Honors Program, March 2008.
“‘Just Like Ann Coulter:’ Political Parody on the Web,” MediaCommons, In Media Res video archive, October 31, 2007. http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/
“Is Internet Politics Better Off Than It Was Four Years Ago?” Flow 6.8, September 2007. http://flowtv.org/?p=797.
“Jem Cohen’s Chain, or The Cinema of Public Space,” Art Signal 2, October-December 2007. http://magazine.art-signal.com/en/jem-cohens-chain-or-the-cinema-of-public-space/.
“Watch Now: Netflix, Streaming Movies, and Networked Film Publics,” Flow 6.4, August 2007. http://flowtv.org/?p=706.
“Bringing the War Back Home: YouTube and Anti-War Street Theater,” Flow 6.2, June 2007. http://flowtv.org/?p=469.
“Nuts: The Fan Campaign to Save Jericho.” MediaCommons, In Media Res video archive, June 13, 2007. http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/.
Review, The Subject of Documentary, Michael Renov. Post-Script 26.3 (Summer 2007): 97-99.
“‘Why 2008 Won’t Be Like 1984:’ Viral Videos and Presidential Politics.” Flow 5.10, March 2007. http://flowtv.org/?p=143.
“The Rest is Static: Jericho and the Politics of Nuclear War,” MediaCommons, In Media Res video archive, February 16, 2007. http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/.
“Democracy in Fifteen Seconds,” Flow 5.6, January 2007. http://flowtv.org/?p=79.
“Teaching Media Literacy in the Age of YouTube,” Renew Media, November 2006. http://www.renewmedia.org/.
“Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Channeling Howard Beale,” Flow 5.2, October 2006. http://flowtv.org/?p=45.
“Video Mobility,” BraintrustDV Roundtable, November 30, 2005. http://www.braintrustdv.com/roundtables/ipod.html#Tryon.
Review, Adaptation, Dir. Spike Jonze, 2002. Scope, February 2004. http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/film/journal/filmrev/films-february-04.htm.
“Visuality.” Encyclopedia of Postmodernism. Ed. Victor Taylor. New York: Routledge, 2001.
Review, The Shadow University: The Betrayal of Liberty on America’s Campuses. Sycamore Review 12.1 (Fall/Winter 2000), 122-25.
Works in Progress:
“Streaming U: College Students and Connected Viewing,” Connected Viewing Anthology. Ed. Jennifer Holt and Kevin Sanson. New York: Routledge, 2013, forthcoming.
“Reboot Cinema,” Convergence, invited roundtable contribution on 3D, forthcoming, November 2013.
“Digital 3D and the Rhetoric of Cinematic Revolution,” Special Effects: New Histories, Theories, Contexts, Ed. Michael Duffy, Dan North, and Bob Rehak, anthology under contract with BFI/Palgrave Macmillan.
Invited Presentations and Lectures:
“Streaming U: College Students and Connected Viewing,” Invited Presentation to Warner Brothers Division of Digital Distribution (with Max Dawson), Burbank, California, September 2012.
“‘Make Any Room Your TV Room:’ Media Mobility and Social Connectedness,” Invited Lecture at Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, March 2012.
“Platform Mobility, Digital Delivery, and the Future of Movies,” Invited Lecture at Baylor University, January 2012.
“‘Make Any Room Your TV Room:’ Mobility, Personalization, and the Fragmentation of Movie Culture,” Invited Lecture at Georgia State University Department of Communication, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2011.
“Stories on other Screens: Consumption Today,” Invited Lecture at Colombian Film Week 2010, Colombian Ministry of Culture, Bogota, Colombia, October 2010.
Recent Academic Presentations:
“Families are Complicated: Netflix Kids, Personalization, and Digital Delivery,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 2013.
“Video Studies: Rewinding the Past and Demanding a Future,” Workshop Panelist, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 2013.
“After Avatar: Digital 3D, Cinematic Revolution, and Digital Projection,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2012.
“Curating Audiences, or Using Social TV to Mobilize The Couch Potato,” Marxism and New Media Conference, Durham, North Carolina, January 2012.
“Make Any Room Your TV Room:’ Media Mobility, Digital Delivery, and Family Harmony,” Media in Transition 7: Unstable Platforms: The Pleasure and Peril of Transition, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 2011.
“Teaching Across Media,” Workshop panelist, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2011.
“Redbox or Red Envelope, or What Happens When the Infinite Aisle Runs through the Grocery Store,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Los Angeles, California, March 2010.
“Redbox or Red Envelope: Closing the Window on the Bricks-and-Mortar Video Store,” Izola Young Memorial Discourses, Fayetteville, North Carolina, February 2010.
“Twitter, Blogs, and Wikis: Using Social Media in the College Classroom,” Faculty Development Workshop, Fayetteville, North Carolina, January 2010.
“Twitter, Blogs, and Wikis: eCitizenship at Fayetteville State,” Mid-Year Conference, Fayetteville, North Carolina, January 2010.
“Blogging, Scholarship and the Networked Public Sphere,” MLA Convention, Philadelphia, PA, December 2009.
“Channeling Cinephilia: Digital Delivery, Social Networking, and Online Movie Cultures,” What is Cinema Conference, Portland, Oregon, November 2008.
“The Theatrical Jukebox: Networked Film Publics and Online Film Distribution,” MLA Convention, San Francisco, CA, December 2008.
“Viral Videos and Political Participation,” panel coordinator, Flow Conference, Austin, Texas, October 2008.
“Elections 2.0: Political Participation, Virtual Citizenship, and Web Videos,” Console-ing Passions, Santa Barbara, CA, April 2008.
“Networked Film Publics: Online Distribution and the New Independents,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March 2008.
“Hillary Clinton Meets Johnny Sack: Viral Videos and the 2008 Presidential Election,” Izola Young Memorial Discourses, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC, February 2008.
“Hollywood Remixed: Movie Trailer Mashups, Five Second Movies, and Cinematic Knowledge,” Media in Transition 5: Creativity, Ownership and Collaboration in the Digital Age, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 2007.
“Rebooting the System: Documenting Amnesia in Unknown White Male,” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 2007.
“Participatory Political Cultures,” panel participant, Flow Conference, Austin, Texas, October 2006.
“Complicating the ‘M’ in SCMS: Internet and Digital Studies” Workshop Panel, Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, March 2006.