Dr Damien Charrieras, assistant professor, SCM, CityU of Hong Kong, is a critical media theorist interested in tools and practices pertaining to media art, digital music, and video games. His papers were published in a large number of international academic journals, including Organized Sound (Cambridge) and Human Relations (Sage). He is interested in the practices and the trajectories of new media artists in Montreal, and has studied the video game designer community in Montreal. His work is situated in the current research on technologies using the insights from new materialism and radical empiricism to critically assess the contemporary articulations of media technologies and art. He is especially interested in the question of self-perceptions, hybrid materialities, non-human agencies, affect and objects in relation to the digitally informed creative act. His current project investigates the diverse technologies used to conceive video games, especially game engines, from the perspective of media ecology and organology.
He has been a visiting scholar at Brown University and worked as a researcher at the Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (Paris), at the Centre National de la Cinématographie (Paris) and at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Montréal). He is Stream Leader for the Media Cultures stream of the Master of Arts in Creative Media (MACM) at the School of Creative Media.
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