MIA CONSALVO is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Game Studies and Design at Concordia University in Montreal. She is the author of Cheating: Gaining Advantage of Videogames, co-author of The Life of Game (forthcoming) with Jason Begy, and is co-editor of Sports Videogames with Konstantin Mitgutsch and Abe Stein. She is currently writing a book about Japan’s influence on the videogame industry and game culture. Mia is President of the Digital Games Research Association and she has presented her research at professional as well as academic conferences including regular presentations at the Game Developers Conference. In the past she served as product owner to develop the social network game Eksa: Isle of the Wisekind with the Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab, in order to study social interaction in social network games. She has published her written work in Critical Studies in Media Communication, Games & Culture, Game Studies, Convergence, and many other journals. Prior to arriving at Concordia, Mia has held positions at MIT, Ohio University, Chubu University in Japan and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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Marilyn Sugiarto completed her BA in Pacific and Asian Studies and History at the University of Victoria in 2015, and also completed an interim year at East China Normal University in Shanghai in 2013. As a Half-Asian artist with passion for video games, East Asian aesthetics, and 20th century history, she developed an interest in academically engaging with these ideas in grad school. One Master of Arts in Media Studies later, and a thesis on rhizomatically perceiving Nintendo's history, she has definitely followed her passions. Marilyn is also the Community Marketing Manager for the Geek Girls (2017) film and Art Director for the indie game Nagasaki Kitty.
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