ENGL293 Intro to Digital Media

  I’m very happy to announce that I’m teaching the Introduction to Digital Media course at the University of Waterloo for Fall 2016. I’ve wanted to teach this course for a long time, (basically the entire time I’ve been working here) and the universe finally delivered! The syllabus is accessible via the course website. Students…

ENGL251 Literary Criticism 1

Since I did so much conferencing this past term, I didn’t have much time to post. I’ve also spent the fall involved with some grant writing for an indie video game developer here in Kitchener, but I won’t talk about that until I know the results at the end of the month. More on that…

Critical Media Lab Salon

Hello! I recently did a talk at the University of Waterloo’s Critical Media Lab, as part of the “CML Salon” research share series. This was my second time participating in one of these, as I love the opportunity to present work that, for graduate scholars, could benefit from some feedback outside of doctoral committees, or is still…

First Person Scholar

Short post today – I just wanted to announce that as of last month, I’ve officially become an editor at First Person Scholar, an online games studies periodical funded by the Games Institute, a part of the SSHRC IMMERSe grant awarded to the University of Waterloo. I’m really excited to be part of this amazing project run by…

(Im)Mobility: Transgression and Control

Last week, I attended the University of Waterloo’s SAGE Annual Colloquium, (Im)Mobility: Transgression and Control. It was a great conference filled with interesting talks that ranged from biopolitics, adaptation and authorship, mobile technologies, transmedia, surveillance, social media bots, and loads of other cool things. I presented a talk on mobile technologies as bodily extensions and looked at…