I am a recent graduate of the Comparative Media Studies Master’s program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a former research assistant at the Game Lab under T.L. Taylor and Mikael Jakobsson. I wrote my master’s thesis at MIT on sensations of intimacy in contemporary AAA video games; as part of the Game Lab, I researched design practices and industry strategies that might create more inclusive games.
Now, I divide my time between my hometown of Toronto, Canada, and Hong Kong, where I am co-authoring a manual on critical worldbuilding with City U HK Professor Damien Charrieras. In addition to my academic work, I design games, work as a freelance editor, build worlds of my own, and draw.
You can find me on Twitter at @KaelanDM.