Nitzan Ben Shaul is tenured Full Professor of Film and Television Studies and former head of the Film and Television Department at Tel Aviv University. He received his PhD from the Cinema Studies Dept. at New York University. His research interests are cognitive-psychological study of film, television and new media, Media and Globalization and Israeli Film studies. He has authored several scholarly books, among them Mythical Expressions of Siege in Israeli Films (Edwin Mellen, 1997), A Violent World: TV News Images of Middle Eastern Terror and War (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006), Film: The Key Concepts (Berg, 2007), Hyper-narrative Interactive Cinema: Problems and Solutions (Rodopi, 2008), and Cinema of Choice: Optional Thinking and narrative Movies (Berghahn, 2012). He has also written over 30 peer reviewed book chapters and articles on film, television and new media published in journals such as Film Quarterly, Framework, Journal of the International Digital Media and Art Association, Third Text, New Cinemas Journal, Shofar, Jewish Quarterly, and the Journal of Modern Jewish Studies. Lately he received two major grants to carry out research projects related to the effects of computerization on film and television, including the production of Turbulence, a feature length hyper-narrative interactive movie based on a novel and revolutionary model he developed.