Sean Uyehara is a media programmer, critic and theorist. His research focuses on developments in media production and reception. Uyehara is a programmer at the San Francisco Film Society, where he inaugurated KinoTek, a programming thread dedicated to exhibiting cross-platform technologies and emergent media. He is also the establishing programmer of the San Francisco International Animation Festival and lead programmer of film and music, live events and multimedia performance at the San Francisco International Film Festival and SF360 Film + Club. He holds a PhD in Cinema-Television from the University of Southern California.