invited TALKS

Invited Talks

 

“Structural Integrity: Agent in Narrative and Play” – Boston University, December 2017

 

“Networked Learning: Knowledge Sharing and Community-Based Editing in Wikipedia” – The University of Texas at Arlington, October 2017

 

“Narrative Systems, Game Systems, and Story” – Bellarmine University, March 2017

 

 

Conference Lectures

 

“En(Lightening) Talk about Digital Content Design and Game Studies” – The University of Texas at Dallas, January 2018

 

“The Playtest Method: A Quantitative Approach to Game Studies Research” – Boston University, December 2017

 

“Designing for a User in WordPress” – Bellarmine University, March 2017

 

“Accessing Narrative and Agency in Digital Interactive Narrative Games” – The University of Texas at Dallas, March 2017

 

Conference Presentations

“Dueling Agencies of Dual Agency? A Reconsideration of Narrative and Play” – PCA/ACA, Indianapolis 2018

 

“Constructing Space, Creating Time, Considering Bodies: Structures of Narrative Systems” – Extending Play Conference, New Brunswick 2016

 

“Constructing Space, Creating Time, Considering Bodies: Structures of Narrative Systems” – Videogame Cultures & the Future of Interactive Entertainment, Mansfield College, Oxford, September 2016

 

“Personal Criticism: Bringing Personal Experience and Narrative into Critical Essays” – Writefest, Houston 2016

 

“How to Create and Cultivate Your Personal Brand” – Writefest, Houston 2016

 

"Let's Plays: Curating a New Type of Discourse for Digital Play Experiences" - Digital Frontiers, Dallas 2015

 

"Ethical Values and Valuation: New Sites and Systems of Interaction in Play Space" - CGSA, Ottawa 2015

 

“Assessing Mass Effect 2 and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim using Collaborative Criteria for Player Agency in Interactive Narratives.” – Extending Play Conference, New Brunswick 2015

 

"Kentucky Route Zero: Or How Not to Get Lost in the Branching Narrative System,” RAW Graduate Symposium, Dallas 2015

 

“Agency in Flow: Creating a Collaborative Criteria for Interactive Narrative Game Analysis,” Society for Literature Science and the Arts, Dallas 2014

 

“Assessing Mass Effect 2 and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim using Collaborative Criteria for Player Agency in Interactive Narratives.” Rice Graduate Symposium, Houston 2014

 

“Agency in Meaning and Intent: How Dialogue and Visual Feedback Systems Limit Agency in Games with Morality Systems,” Videogame Cultures & the Future of Interactive Entertainment, Mansfield College, Oxford, July 2014

 

“The Failure of Prudence,” West Virginia University Graduate Student Colloquium, Morgantown, March 13, 2010

 

“Rhythm Scientist of Musical Thief: An Analytical Interview which Questions the Plagiarism of Sound and the Agency of Influence in DJ Culture,” Society for Literature Science and the Arts, Atlanta, November 2009

 

“Coming Around: A Re-Vision of Horticulture and Culture in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Gardens in the Dunes,” Eighth Native American Symposium, Durant, November 2009

 

“Coming Around: A Re-Vision of Horticulture and Culture in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Gardens in the Dunes,” West Virginia University English Graduate Student Colloquium, Morgantown, April 4, 2009

 

“Rejecting the Tropes of Femaleness: The Female Body as a Means of Resistance in Nervous Conditions and Woman at Point Zero,” West Virginia University Undergraduate Literary Symposium, Morgantown, April 2008