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Anniversary Research Lecturer in Film and Interactive Media, University of York

I work primarily on theoretical, cultural and critical analyses of digital media and visualisation, with particular interests in the imaging technologies of digital video, mobile media, haptic devices, motion and virtual capture systems. I have presented or co-presented in over 30 conferences and seminars, including invited speaking engagements in Shanghai, Singapore, Amsterdam, Melbourne and Umeå, and have published numerous articles in journals, including Cinema Journal, Animation,Screening the Past, and Rouge. I was previously a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at CRASSH, University of Cambridge, and a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Digital Humanities at HUMlab, Umea University. I had also previously been a visiting researcher at the Centre for Cinema Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada, and a visiting scholar at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

My first book, an edited collection titled Understanding Machinima (Bloomsbury Academic Press) on films made in virtual worlds, was published in July 2013 as a multi-media academic collection of essays incorporating QR codes and mobile digital content. I am currently completing a monograph on the digital mobile camera, titled Portable I: vision and the mobile camera in contemporary digital media, which examines the visual fields of mobile imaging technologies (such as smartphones; drones; space rovers; and virtual cameras) through ideas of telepresence, simulacra and screen engagement.


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    Anniversary Research Lecturer in Film and Interactive Media, University of York