EVC Fellows Academy 2020-21


I’m pleased to announce that I have been selected for the EVC Fellows Academy! Special thanks to UCSC for supporting my research and scholarly publication.

Devs Screening @ UCSC March 6


Truly stimulating screening of the new FX/Hulu technothriller Devs, and a Q&A with director Alex Garland, as well as executive producers Andrew MacDonald and Allon Reich @UCSC. It was a pleasure to be in conversation with them. Devs was partially filmed on the UCSC campus, and featured the McHenry Library and Quarry Plaza. Garland, who wrote and directed Ex Machina and Annihilation, gives us a fresh vision of the aesthetic richness within which we all work and study—as well as some heady existential propositions.

Thanks to UCI Informatics


Thanks to UCI Informatics and organizers, Professors Bo Ruberg and Aaron Trammell, for hosting me on Friday, November 23. I presented my new research on George Orwell’s  Nineteen Eighty-Four and its impact on the medium of video games. This research is forthcoming from from Cambridge University Press in a forthcoming anthology edited by Nathan Waddell. [photo credit: Mondadori Portfolio/Getty Images]