Max Bowens is a filmmaker and second-year PhD Candidate in Film and Visual Studies, pursuing secondary fields in Science, Technology, and Society (STS), and Critical Media Practice. His current work examines earth/renewable energies, anthropocenic ethnography, and eco-aesthetic poiesis. Before joining the AFVS Department, he worked extensively as a film editor for Terrence Malick and Amiel Courtin-Wilson. His theoretical work has been published in Film-Philosophy, Film Criticism, and The Oxford Artistic and Practice Based Research Platform with research on new materialist phenomenologies, sensory ethnography, dissonance (musical/filmic), and music visualization technologies. Max is a current Film Study Center Fellow, and holds a M.St. from The University of Oxford and a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University.