My name is Judy and I’m a Ph.D candidate at the University of Waterloo, researching posthuman bodies in virtual and augmented realities through technological embodiment. My dissertation examines how VR and AR expand notions of presence through mobile smartphones and heads-up displays that physically and cognitively extend the boundaries of the body. I am a research associate at the University of Waterloo’s Critical Media Lab and a resident of the Games Institute. As part of the IMMERSe network, my ongoing work involves the multimodal and interactive components of VR and AR immersion in video games. With the support of the GI, I am currently surveying the synchronic potential of devices that allow users to map their real bodies into virtual game spaces.

I am also the former Associate Editor for Essays at First Person Scholar, an online games studies periodical, and I work as a content writer and game designer at Red Meat Games.


The content of this blog is my intellectual property, and my in-progress work is in preparation for my dissertation. In a nutshell: Please don’t steal it! If you have questions, want to link to one of my articles, or know of some publication that would be of interest to me, please reach me here.


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