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Mary Flanagan will be Distinguished Visiting Fellow in 2014-15

Mary Flanagan

The Jackman Humanities Institute is thrilled to announce that Mary Flanagan will be our Distinguished Visiting Fellow for 2014-2015.

She will be here during the two-week period of September 18-30, 2014.  Her work is an ideal fit with our theme for next year, Humour, Play, and Games.



Mary Flanagan is an artist, author, educator, and designer. She is the inaugural chair holder of the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professorship in Digital Humanities at Dartmouth College and the director of the Tiltfactor Lab, an innovative game research laboratory. She graduated with a BA from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, earned MFA and MA degrees from the University of Iowa, and achieved her doctorate from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, UK. She studied film for her undergraduate and masters work while her PhD was in Computational Media focusing on game design. Her art has been exhibited around the world and she was featured in the video game art documentary 8 BIT. Within the field of culture and technology, she is known for her theory of playculture. Prior to coming to Dartmouth Flanagan had been on the faculty of Hunter College. She serves on the faculty of the Salzburg Global Seminar & the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy Academic Consortium on Games for Impact.

During her visit to Toronto, we will host public lectures and master classes, and we anticipate an exhibition of her work.  Information about events during her visit will be posted here.  We look forward to an amazing kick-off to our new year.

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