Faculty and Staff - Game Studies

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    Dr Adriana de Souza e Silva

    Associate Professor

    Biography

    Adriana de Souza e Silva is Associate Professor at the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University (NCSU). Dr. de Souza e Silva’s research focuses on how mobile and locative interfaces shape people’s interactions with public spaces and create new forms of sociability. She teaches classes on mobile technologies, location-based games and Internet studies. Dr. de Souza e Silva is the co-editor and co-author of several books, including Net-Locality: Why location matters in a networked world (Blackwell, 2011 with Eric Gordon), Mobile interfaces in public spaces: Control, privacy, and urban sociability (Routledge, 2012 with Jordan Frith), and Mobility and locative media: Mobile communication in hybrid spaces (Routledge, 2014 with Mimi Sheller). She holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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    Dr Nicholas Thiel Taylor

    Assistant Professor

    Biography

    I am honored to join the Department of Communication at North Carolina State University as Assistant Professor of Digital Media. Prior to joining NC State, I worked as as a post-doctoral fellow on the Virtual Environments Real User Study (VERUS). VERUS, led by SRI International, was a multi-site, interdisciplinary research program sponsored by the US government. It involved an innovative and collaborative mixture of qualitative and quantitative approaches, applied to the study of connections between avatars in virtual environments such as World of Warcraft and Second Life, and their real world users.