A. Braxton Soderman

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Assistant Professor, Film & Media Studies
School of Humanities

Ph.D., Brown University, 2011, Modern Culture and Media
M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts, 2002, Writing - Critical Studies

Phone: (949) 824-3532
Email: asoderma@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
2124 Humanities Gateway
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Digital and New Media Studies, Video Games, Networks, Digital Art & Electronic Literature, Media Archaeology, Critical Theory
Assistant Professor, Miami University, Ohio (2011-2013)
ACLS/Mellon Recent Doctoral Recipient Fellowship (2010-2011)
Articles and Book Chapters:

“Generative Art and The Aesthetics of Surprise” Leonardo Electronic Almanac (Forthcoming, 2018). With Daniel Howe

Transplatform: Culture, Context, and the Intellivision/Atari VCS Rivalry. Games & Culture, July 2017. With Tom Boellstorff

"The Multiple Lives of Permadeath: An Introduction" Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds, Volume 9, Number 2, 1 June 2017, pp. 103-121(19). With Alenda Chang and Jesús Costantino

“No Time to Dream: Killing Time, Casual Games and Gender,” in Gaming Representation: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Video Games. Eds. Jennifer Malkowski and TreaAndrea M. Russworm. (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017)

“Don’t Look…or It Takes You: The Games of Horror Vacui,” Journal of Visual Culture, Vol 14. No. 3 (December 2015)

“Network Archaeology: An Introduction” Amodern Journal, Vol. 2 (Fall 2013). With Nicole Starosielski and cris cheek.

“Every Game the Same Dream? Politics, Representation, and the Interpretation of Video Games,” Dichtung-Digital: A Journal of Digital Aesthetics, (April 2011).

“The Aesthetics of Generative Literature: Lessons from an Electronic Writing Workshop” w/ Daniel Howe, Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures, Vol. 6, (October 2009).

“Intrinsic Motivation: Flow, Video Games, and Participatory Culture,” Transformative Works and Cultures, Vol. 2 (March 2009).

“The Auto Salvage: A Space of Second Chances,’” Space and Culture: International Journal of Social Space (February 2008).

“The Index and the Algorithm,” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, Vol. 18 No. 1 (Spring 2007).

“At the Crossroads of the Trivial: A Critique of Ergodic Literature,” The Electronic Journal of Communication, Vol. 14 No. 1 & 2 (2004).

Other Publications:

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Braxton Soderman. “The History of Digital Media.” In W. Donsbach (Ed.), Concise Encyclopedia of Communication. Blackwell Publishing Ltd. (April 2015).

“mémoire involuntaire no. 1,” Electronic Literature Collection Vol. 2 (Spring 2010).

“Legend,” Drunken Boat: An Online Journal of Art and Literature, Vol. 12. w/ Roxanne Carter (Fall 2010).

“A Dialogue Between Two Eyeballs,” Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures, Vol. 4 (December 2007).
Professional Societies
Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Electronic Literature Organization
Graduate Programs
Visual Studies

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