Beth Coleman

Beth Coleman is a professor of Experimental Digital Media at the University of Waterloo; the Director of the City as Platform Lab; Co-Director of Critical Media Lab; and on the executive committee of the uWaterloo Games Institute, where she organizes research and design projects on IoT, Smart Cities, and Immersive Design. She is the author of Hello Avatar (Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 2011) and a specialist in digital media, race theory, game culture, and literary studies. Prior she taught at MIT, Comparative Media Studies, and contributed to areas in critical media, media arts, and game studies, while strengthening departmental expertise in the study of digital media as a cultural artifact from within the literary enterprise.