Lauren Burr is a PhD candidate in the English Department at the University of Waterloo, studying locative media, augmented/alternate/hybrid realities, and pervasive games. Lauren’s recent projects include Bonfire of the Humanities, an alternate reality game designed for Congress 2012; Cytopath, an augmented reality necromedia game set in downtown Kitchener; and House of Lexia, a locative hypertext remediation of Mark Danielewski’s House of Leaves. She is also a regular contributor to the online publication, First Person Scholar. Lauren conducts her research with both the Critical Media Lab and The Games Institute at uWaterloo, and continues to collaborate as an adjunct researcher with the Carleton University Hypertext and Hypermedia Lab after completing an MA at Carleton in 2011.
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Position/Job Title:Graduate Student
Organization:University of Waterloo