Joel Adams is a curriculum manager at the International Baccalaureate Organization headquartered in The Hague.
His research explores global visual and digital cultures. After completing a doctorate in critical theory, he conducted post-doc work in information sciences. For about ten years he worked with young people in inner city urban schools in the US teaching critical thinking, literature, film and media. With the IB, he helped design a new film and filmmaking curriculum for secondary students and is now re-designing their visual arts course and creating a social science and humanities course called “digital society.”