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News and Events

Acting Chair of the School of Information Arts and Technologies for the fall term.

Dissertation Defense, Markku Eskelinen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland (December, 2007).

Awarded the Distinguished Chair in Research and Scholarship in the Yale Gordon College of Liberal Arts at the University of Baltimore for 2007-2008.

Visiting Researcher, Department of Humanistic Informatics, University of Bergen, Norway (August, 2007).

Dissertation Defense, Gonzalo Frasca, Information Technology University of Copenhagen, Denmark (August, 2007).

ON SABBATICAL LEAVE, contributing to a book-length study of writing and reading in the regime of secondary literacy, in collaboration with Nancy Kaplan.

Published Radio Salience, a playable multimedia composition, in New River.

Participant in the defense of Gonzalo Frasca's doctoral dissertation at the Information Technology University of Copenhagen.

Gave two talks on the cultural reception of video games, at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at College Park, and the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University.

Participant in AUTOSTART festival of electronic literature, Kelly Writer's House, University of Pennsylvania.

"After the Last Generation: Rethinking Scholarship in the Days of Serious Play." 2005 Digital Arts and Culture Conference, Copenhagen.

Invited participant, Oslo University/Columbia University seminar on new media, New York.

Panelist, Interactive Multimedia Program Launch Event, McKinley High School, Washington, D.C.

"What the Geeks Know: Hypertext and the Problem of Literacy" published in Proceedings of the 2005 ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, Salzburg. This submission won the Douglas Engelbart Prize for best paper. The text is available here.

Presenter, Digital Gaming Seminar, Center for Educational Technology, Middlebury College.

Keynote address, Annual Conference of the Australian Association of Literacy Educators, Brisbane.

"Over the Horizon: Three Generations Look at Texts and Games" presented at Computers and Writing Conference, Stanford University.

First SDE student from U.B. lands paid position at a game design company. SDE program is included in academic licensing program for Renderware, the leading middleware application for game development.

Dissertation opponent for Richard Parent, "The Digital Affect: A Rhetorical Hermeneutic for Reading, Writing, and Understanding Narrative in Contemporary Literature and New Media," Department of English, University of Pittsburgh.