“Play belongs to Everybody”: An interview with the Ludica Collective


  • Cindy Poremba Concordia University



Author Biography

Cindy Poremba, Concordia University

  Cindy Poremba is a digital media theorist, producer and curator researching documentary and videogames through Concordia University's Doctoral Humanities program. She holds a Master of Applied Science degree in Interactive Arts from Simon Fraser University, as well as a Hon. BA from the University of Waterloo in Rhetoric & Professional Writing. Her work focuses on rhetoric, feminist and documentary theory as it intersects with cultural memory, recombinant poetics, creative constructionism and aesthetics through digital practice-- particularly in the context of games and robotics. Cindy has recently taught digital media as a Lecturer in Simon Fraser University's School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT). She has presented work at the Digital Games Research conference, the New Forms Festival, Living Game Worlds and Entermultimediale; and has published work in Games & Culture, The Meaning and Culture of Grand Theft Auto, Space Time Play, and Games as a Sociocultural Phenomenon. She also served as one of the curators for Vancouver's 2003 New Forms Festival, was on the Organizing Committee for the 2005 Digital Games Research Association conference, and is on the Board of Directors of the performance art collective TEAS (The Escape Artists Society). Cindy has produced and curated non-traditional exhibitions such as the CGSA Artcade, PoV Alternative Games Exhibition and eyeTEASers: Art Podified; and most recently, gamma 256, as a member of the Kokoromi game art collective. Her research and personal weblog is http://www.shinyspinning.com/




How to Cite

Poremba, C. (2008) “‘Play belongs to Everybody’: An interview with the Ludica Collective”, Eludamos: Journal for Computer Game Culture, 2(2), pp. 259–285. doi: 10.7557/23.5985.