Word Screen Park
Kevin McMahon

EMAIL kevin@wordscreenpark.com
BLOG SilverLakeBlvd.com

M.A. in Moving Image Archive Studies, UCLA, 2011
B.A. in Classics, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1984

Southern California Institute of Architecture, Co-manager with Reza Monahan, SCI-Arc Media Archive project, 2009-present
SCI-Arc, Manager, Kappe Library, 1987 to present
The Mike Kelley Foundation, Consultant with Reza Monahan on media preservation and access, for the creation of an archive, January-June 2014
School of Architecture, University of Limerick, Library consultant for the architecture collection, 2005-6
SCI-Arc, Accreditation liaison, 2002-8
Verso Press, Copy editor, October 1993 to 2000, part-time
SCI-Arc, Editor, Newsletter, 1988-96
Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, Record conversion project editor, 1985-6, part-time

The Art and Science of Movies: the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, December 27, 2021
Open Bar: A Diary of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2018–2019 Centennial Season
, September 28, 2019
The Numinous Has Many Shapes and Ways: On SITI and Aaron Poochigian’s “Bacchae
”, January 6, 2019
Mapping No-Man’s Land: On Thomas Dilworth’s “David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet”
, February 8, 2017
Notes of Actuality: A New Anthology Documenting the Films of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, April 7, 2017
When People Wanted Civilisation: Reassessing Kenneth Clark
, January 7, 2017
The Dunce Gets a Doorstop: A Life of Jean Cocteau, October 17, 2016
Michelangelo’s Marble Blog: epigraphic walls as pictures and samples of language, in Adele Scafuro and John Bodel,Ancient documents and their Contexts, 2014
Guerrillas, Architects & Cable TV: SCI-Arc’s videos in context. In Todd Gannon, Confederacy of Heretics, 2013
Learning from the SCI-Arc Media Archive, International Federation of Library Associations, 2013
Some Recent Place Compilation Movies. Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, September 2012
Talking at the Movies. Cabinet, #46, Summer 2012
Silver Lake Blvd, personal blog, 2000-present
Displacements, Furnishings, Houses and Museums: six motifs and three terms of connoisseurship. In Ericka Suderberg, Space, Site and Intervention; Issues in Installation and Site-Specific Art,  U of MN Press, 1998
Queer Space Is Dead. Catalog essay for Kyong Park's Storefront for Art and Architecture exhibition Queer Space, June-July 1994
Confucian, Encyclopedic, Imagist. Diderot and the Last Luminare, Swimmers' Press, 1994
The Dialog Begins in the Wake of the Unrest. With Celia Miller, L.A. Architect, June 1992
Observations from the Gender-Free Zone: the 5th California Women In Environmental Design Conference. L.A. Architect, April 1992

Google Earth vedute & operatic ensembles of the bowed head generation, Society of Architectural Historians, Austin, April 2014
“Rooms against chronicles”—the house in Edwardian TV, Spaces of Television, University of Reading, September 2013
Appropriating moving image archives architecturally. Society of Architectural Historians, Buffalo, April 2013
Fighting video extinction locally. Association of Architecture School Librarians, San Francisco, March 2013
1 Short lecture about 629 longer ones. With Reza Monahan and Aaron Bocanegra, Reel Thing XXIX, Association of Moving Image Archivists, August 2012
Michelangelo’s marble blog. The American Society of Greek & Latin Epigraphy, San Antonio, January 2011.
Archival walls to archival screens: some post-classical precedents,” Reimagining the archive, UCLA, November, 2010.
Panelist, Diderot and the Last Luminare, Site Gallery, L.A., December 1994

Joanie Harmon, Kevin McMahon: His Class Project Became SCI-Arc’s Media Archive, UCLA Magazine Online, April 9, 2013
NEA Design Guidelines Workshop, February 2013
Kelly Chan, SCI-Arc’s Media Archive Floods the Internet with Historic Architecture and Design Videos. Blouin ArtInfo. December 7, 2012
Dana Hutt, New Media Archive Allows Forward-Looking Instition to Look Back. The Getty Iris, October 3, 2012
SCI-Arc Media Archive. L.A. Curbed, October 29, 2012
SCI-Arc Launches Massive Media Archive. Downtown News, September 26, 2012
SCI-Arc Launches Comprehensive Media Archive. Archinect, September 26, 2012
Katherine Dieckmann, Talking Trash. Village Voice, July 15, 1997
April Greiman/Ce n'est pas ce que vous croyez, Arc en Rêve Centre d'Architecture, Artemis Verlag, 1995
Ellen Shapiro, Clients and Designers. Communications Arts, September/October 1993
Jacques Derrida, Faxitecture. Anywhere, Rizzoli, 1993

Local co-host, Society of Architectural Historians annual conference, 2016
Member, SAH, from 2009
Member, Association of Moving Image Archivists, from 2008
President, Association of Architecture School Librarians, 2000-1
Coordinator, AASL annual conference, 2000
Member, AASL, 1993 to present
Participant in Queer Space seminar/study group, UCLA GSAUP, Spring 1992
Member, Art Libraries Society of North America, 1988 to present
Member, American Library Association, 1988 to present
Participant in L.A. Forum for Architecture and Urbanism critical theory reading group 1986-91

Hollywood Foreign Press Association award (UCLA), Spring 2010
UCLA Graduate Division fellowship, Spring 2010
Certificate of Excellence, Art Directors' Club of L.A., for SCI-Arc Newsletter no. 11, 1993

Communicating architecture
Investigating epigraphic walls
Investigating media, places & history
Managing academic projects
Preserving & presenting vulnerable media
Writing on