Bryan G. Behrenshausen is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he works on cultural studies of informatic technologies. Here is his curriculm vitae.
2012. Articulating intellectual property. Invited lecture at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.
2009. Touching is good: Gaming beyond ocularcentrism. Invited lecture at the Millersville University Philosophy Club, Millersville, PA.
2008. Ways of knowing, modes of being: Video games and the ontological work of critical pedagogy. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Diego, CA.
2013. The active audience, again: Video games studies and the problem of binarism. In New Media & Society (forthcoming). #
2010. Serious games for transformative learning: A communication perspective on the radical binarisation of everyday life. With Thomas J. Yannuzzi in Interdisciplinary Models and Tools for Serious Games: Emerging Concepts and Future Directions (IGI Global). #
2009. Review of Mia Consalvo's Cheating: Gaining Advantage in Video Games (MIT Press). In Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies book review (July). #
2009. Diplomacy. In Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society (Sage). #
2007. Toward a (kin)aesthetic of video gaming: The case of Dance Dance Revolution. In Games and Culture (Volume 2, Issue 4). #
Here is a citation index.
ProjectsOccasionally I work on and write about open source projects.
PhD, Communication Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010-present.
Advised by Lawrence Grossberg.
M.A., Communication, The University of Maine, Orono, 2007.
Advised by Eric E. Peterson.
Thesis: "Touching is Good: An Eidetic Phenomenology of Interface, Interobjectivity, and Interaction in Nintendo's Animal Crossing: Wild World" (directed by Eric E. Peterson). #
B.S., Speech Communication, Millersville University, 2005
Advised by Gregory J. Seigworth.
Thesis: "Re-imagining the Experience of Mass Media: A Semiotic Phenomenology of the Issue-Attention Cycle" (directed by Isaac E. Catt). #
Department of Communication Studies
115 Bingham Hall
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3285
bryan [at] semioticrobotic [dot] net
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