Practice: Digital Media Researcher, Creator and Curator
Date of Lecture: 2008-10-30
Cindy Poremba is a digital media researcher, creator and curator investigating documentary video games through Concordia University’s Doctoral Humanities program. She holds a Master of Applied Science degree in Interactive Arts from Simon Fraser University, as well as a BA from the University of Waterloo in Rhetoric & Professional Writing. Her work focuses on digital culture, rhetoric, creative appropriation and non-fiction aesthetics in digital practice– particularly in the context of games and robotics.
Her current research explores the expressive potential of documentary video games—games that not only explore non-fiction content, but also present and sustain an aura of reality, anchored in the real world.
Cindy has taught digital media as a Lecturer in Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT). She has presented work at the Digital Games Research Association, the New Forms Festival, Living Game Worlds and Entermultimediale; and has published work in the journals Eludamos and Games & Culture, as well as several edited collections. She has also served on the Organizing Committee for the 2005 Digital Games Research Association conference, and is on the Board of Directors of both the Canadian Game Studies Association and the digital performance group The Escape Artists Society. Cindy has organized non-traditional exhibitions such as the PoV Alternative Games Exhibition, eyeTEASers: Art Podified, and The Sustainable Forest as an independent curator; and gamma 256 and The Art of Play Arcade, as a member of the Kokoromi game art collective.
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