Article: Inclusive Streaming Initiative
The UCI Donald Bren School of INformation and Computer Sciences media team has put together a post-event write-up on the ISI symposium, with quotes from my advisor Dr. Bonnie Ruberg and myself on the success and impact of the event. Check it out here: Inclusive Streaming Workshop Builds Community to Advance Research
Video: Inclusive Streaming Initiative Panel
The video from the Inclusive Streaming Initiative Panel on video game live streaming is now available at the UCI Donald Bren School YouTube page. The panelists were amazing and being the panel moderator was an incredible opportunity for me. We discussed several meaningful topics in live streaming such as the experiences of players at the…
Join the Conversation on Inclusion in Live Streaming!
The communications team for the UCI Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences has drafted this lovely announcement for the Inclusive Streaming Initiative and our streaming research symposium. The symposium includes a public panel, to be held Friday September 6th, on topics in live streaming and moderated by me! Featuring special guests T.L. Taylor,…
Inclusive Streaming Initiative
The Inclusive Streaming Initiative has officially launched! A collaboration between myself, PhD students Spencer Ruelos and Kat Brewster, and our advisor Dr. Bo Ruberg, the Inclusive Streaming Initiative has been established to investigate and address issues related to diversity and discrimination in and around live streaming. You can visit the newly launched website for more…
Esports, Gaming, and Playing with Gender at SDCC
San Diego Comic Con is awesome if you’re a nerd, of course, but my favorite part of Comic Con was meeting and talking with these scholars and professionals who are dedicated to fostering community and learning in esports and games culture. My fellow panelists included: Cherie Lin, a founding member of the esports program at…
Return to SDCC
I was invited to return to San Diego Comic Con as a panelist this year! I’m looking forward to a great conversation on the power of play with new and familiar peers. Thank you to the organizers of the GeekEd programming, Brian MacDonald of UCLA and Alfred Day of UC Berkeley.
Advancement to Candidacy
Last week I advanced to candidacy in the UCI Department of Informatics! I want to thank my advisors, Aaron Trammell and Bonnie Ruberg, as well as the rest of my committee, Paul Dourish, Roderic Crooks, and Tom Boellstorff, for their thoughtful feedback and enthusiasm for my work. ABD ABD ABD!
Game Developers Conference Esports Day Presentation
In October 2018 I was invited to join a committee established by the UCI Esports Arena to address the need to create more inclusive and comprehensive guidelines and code of conducts for use by the arena. This partnership has been very fruitful. Not only have we begun reshaping of the existing code of conduct and…
Games @ Play Arcade
On December 1st, 2018 myself and another member of the CATS Lab, Kathryn Brewster, hosted an event that we organized which we called the Games @ Play Arcade. We conceived of it as an arcade to introduce the UCI campus to experimental independent games, a domain that often goes overlooked on a campus so focused…
UCI Diversity and Inclusion in Esports Task Force Report
The UCI Diversity and Inclusion in Esports Task Force has published a report in the latest issue of the International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations. The task force, of which I am a member, is chaired by Dr. Constance Steinkuehler and includes individuals from several offices and departments on the campus who are committed…