European Narratology Network conference: keynote speaker Dr. Hartmut Koenitz
RISEBA in cooperation with the European Narratology Network organizes the 6th International Conference of the European Narratology Network "Gaslight’ Narratives in Virtual Landscapes: Narratological Implications of Technologically Mediated and Immersive Media".
Indroducing the speaker of the conference Dr. Hartmut Koenitz
Dr. Hartmut Koenitz is an Associate Professor at Södertörn University in Sweden, a visiting researcher at the University of Amsterdam, and a visiting research fellow at Trinity College Dublin. He is currently writing a book on "Understanding Interactive Digital Narratives" to be published by Routledge in 2021. His research is concerned with the theory, practice, education and societal impact of interactive narratives and games. He has published over 50 scholarly publications including the co-edited volume Interactive "Digital Narrative – History", "Theory and Practice" (Routledge 2015). Koenitz is the chair of the EU COST Action 18230 INDCOR (Interactive Narrative Design for Complexity Representations). He is also the president of ARDIN, the Association for Research in Digital Interactive Narratives). Koenitz holds a PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology on the theory and practice of Interactive Digital Narrative. Koenitz is the creator of the ASAPS authoring tool for interactive narratives, which has been used to create more than 150 works. He is also a visual artist, and his works have been shown in Atlanta, Paris, Istanbul, Seoul, Copenhagen and Porto. His latest artwork, "The Multiple Lives of Walter B." is a physical installation exploring virtual biographies of Walter Benjamin.