"Ethnographic images are not meant to summarize a reality, but rather to show viewers the corporeal identities, non-discursive practices, and geographic context in which a separate reality continues to unfold."

Brian Hogan, Ph.D.
UCLA Ethnomusicology Alumnus
Specializations in African Music, African American Music, Jazz, New Media, Percussion, and Disability Studies

Brian Hogan, Ph.D.

UCLA Ethnomusicology Alumnus

A team leader with a passion for design and information technology, Brian Hogan translates scientific, academic, and business information into concise, impactful, and highly scalable web applications. He also teaches field recording and web development seminars focusing on the maintenance of rigorous aesthetics and the practical application of current film, audio, visual, and media technologies.

As a front end web developer/engineer, Brian applies his knowledge of JS, SCSS, CSS3, PHP, & MySQL to bring the web to life.

What is New Media?

New media is a broad term that emerged in the later part of the 20th century to encompass the amalgamation of traditional media such as film, images, music, spoken and written word, with the interactive power of computer and communications technology, computer-enabled consumer devices and most importantly the Internet.

New media holds out a possibility of on-demand access to content any time, anywhere, on any digital device, as well as interactive user feedback, creative participation and community formation around the media content. What distinguishes New media from traditional media is not the digitizing of media content into bits, but the dynamic life of the “new media” content and its interactive relationship with the person.

New Media Projects

Revolution in Design

Founded by Brian Hogan Ph.D., Revolution in Design is a new media company specializing in web technologies.

LightSail Energy

LightSail Energy approached me in the third quarter of 2012 and asked me to build them a responsive CMS website that would grow with the company and give them the best search engine optimization possible. The result is a perfectly color balanced and geometrically proportioned visual identity with the high technical performance of a modern responsive PHP, JS, and MySQL driven website.


The folks over at GDRU LLC asked me to help them develop their vision of an energy application for consumers into the WEXUS Web App. I created the design and UI of the application, and the HTML, CSS, & JS portions of the application.


MIT Alumnus Patrick Ho of Parian Logistics asked me to help him develop his vision of an elegantly simple and easy to use inventory, sales, and personnel management system for the food service industry into a web application. I am currently creating the design, HTML, CSS, JS, and AJAX portions of the application in coordination with Mr. Ho.

The G2 Gallery Store

I was commissioned to build an online store for the G2 Gallery, which needed to fit in with their pre-exsiting main and calendar websites. The result is a store web application that stays within the pre-established gallery web brand, while introducing many new features to help streamline shoping for nature and wildife photography.

MIT's Newman Lab

MIT's The Eric P. and Evelyn E. Newman Laboratory for Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation commissioned a new website that could showcase their scholarship and facilitate discussion between graduates students in the lab. The result is a clean academic website that fits with the overall look and feel of the primary departmental website, but has a few responsive features that make it easier for users to read the site's main PDF documents on both mobile devices and tablets.

Pennington Productions

Myles David Jewell of Pennington Productions came to me with an idea for a very artsy website. He wanted the site to look and feel like the stop motion animations he makes with paper cutouts for the montages in his films. The result is reminiscent of Terry Gilliam and Monty Python, with a lot of quirk, and heavy Vimeo integration. Built on an open source CMS, the website allows Myles to rapidly post both commercial and in house videos, while solidifying the unique artistic outlook of his brand.