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Education

Lancaster University

2014Present

PhD Sociology (in progress)

Dissertation: History of Mobile Games 1998-2008

Royal College of Art

20102012

MA History of Design

Dissertation: Actor-networks, architecture and airships - A design history of the Skies of Arcadia game world

University of Cambridge

20062010

BA Japanese Studies

Dissertation: The Portrayal of Fatherhood in Moral Education Textbooks

Work experience

Critical Distance

2016-01

Senior Curator

Providing comprehensive weekly summaries of recent critical writing on games and digital art. Managing a team of volunteer and paid contributors. Content strategy in text, audio and video.

Silverstring Media Inc.

2015-03

Editor-In-Chief, Critical Publishing

Running acclaimed journal Memory Insufficient and working with Silverstring partners to build harmonious relationships between critical writing and design practice. Consulting for Silverstring Media on content marketing and permission marketing strategies.

Gamesbrief

2012-092015-03

Deputy Editor

Responsible for all written content on games industry site. As part of the content strategy team, worked to transition Gamesbrief from a reactive blog to a reference resource for education of game creators. Correspondent to the US, covering industry events and interviewing developers.

Chiba City Folk Museum, Japan

2008-082009-07

Trainee

Gained a placement at a museum that has never previously offered any training to foreigners or year-long internships. Translated documents for public education into English. Archived historical objects donated by local people. Assisted in running community events in" experiential history" to bring the public into the museum Projects

Skills

Languages

English (native)

Japanese (professional)

Spanish (intermediate)

French (intermediate)

Hebrew (basic)

Technologies

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe InDesign

HTML and CSS (for Wordpress, Twine)

Java (for Processing, Arduino)