What am I doing at the IT University?
Since October 1999, I have been
employed as a ph.d.student at the research department now called Digital Aesthetics
& Communication (DIAC). In my Ph.d.project, I examine and discuss fiction Worlds
on the WWW as new modes of texts and hybrids of media genres such as literature,
games and performances. The current title of my thesis is: "The construction
of story in virtual worlds: towards a theory of online textuality".
As part of my project, I have set up a little world called StoryMOO at ITU, containing mine and my students experiments with interactive narratives and adventures. Currently (october 2001) I am looking more closely at the world called Everquest, while I am a visiting scholar at the Deparment of Humanistic Informatics at the University of Bergen (oct 2001-dec 2001).
In general, my field of
interest is narrative theory, especially when applied to film, interactive narratives,
hypertext fiction and computer adventure games. I have discussed aspects of
these texts in both my English Masters
dissertation on interactive readership
(University of Kent 1996/1997) and in my kandidatus-dissertation
on Texts, Spaces and Labyrinths (University
of Copenhagen, Department of Comparative Literature 1999).
Read more about my research life in my Blogg and
Visit my Virtual World catalogue to learn more about this phenomena.
I taught a course on Virtual Worlds ("Virtuelle Verdener") fall 2000, the course homepage is still online. Spring 2002 I will be teaching a similar course called Virtual Worlds and Spaces (Virtuelle verdener og rum) together with colleague Troels Degn Johansson.
Member of the Ph.d.studyboard (1999 - ) and the IT University Art Installation group Passage.
March 2001 I organised a conference on Computer Games & Digital Textualites held here at ITU in Copenhagen. I am now member of the conference board organising the follow-up to this conference Computer Games & Digital Cultures to be held in Tampere, Finland, June 2002.
I founded and participated in a Ph.d. study group, examining Virtuality and Virtual Systems (Virtualitet og virtuelle systemer), Spring 2000.
There is a list of my Publications & Presentations here.
Links & Resources
Labyrinths of fiction (hyperfiction & hyperfiction sources on WWW)
There are loads of articles, research institutions etc to be found in the current version of my bookmarks
Link to Tulle Ruth's performance Nov. 23rd 2000
This page was last updated October 28th, 2001