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Mary Flanagan

An artist, academic, and writer specialising in digital art and games design.

Mary Flanagan’s work is concerned with the relationship between technology and human experience. It has been exhibited internationally in such venues as the Guggenheim in New York, the Tate Britain, the Museum of Art Architecture and Technology in Lisbon, and the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona as part of the “GamePlay” exhibition. In the course of her career, she has received several awards including the 2018 Award of Distinction of Prix Ars Electronica and an honorary degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She is also founding director of Tiltfactor, a laboratory researching into digital and analogical games combatting inequalities and encouraging social and cultural criticism. Since 2018 she has been Professor of Digital Humanities at Dartmouth College in the United States. Notable among her publications is the collection of poems Ghost Sentence (Atmosphere Press, 2017) and Critical Play (MIT Press, 2013), which analyses videogames designed to encourage political, social, and aesthetic criticism.

Update: 29 May 2020


Has participated in

Mary Flanagan and José Luis de Vicente

New Perspectives on Digital Leisure