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INVITED PAPERS

2015. Vassar College. Media Studies Program Public Lecture co-sponsored by the Department of English, 22 September. Paper title: “Simulation, Metaphor, and an Obese Pink Monster.”

2015. University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of English Colloquium Series, 3 September. Paper title: “Simulation, Metaphor, and an Obese Pink Monster.”

2012. University of Hawaii at Manoa Department of English Colloquium Series, 26 April. Paper title: “Digital Fiction: Streaming Betty Nkomo”

2012. Project Narrative Seminar Series. The Ohio State University. Columbus, Ohio. 7 May. Paper title: “Digital Fiction: Who Speaks, Who Sees, Who Operates?”

2011. University of Otago Cultures, Histories and Identities in Film, Media and Literature Research Network Colloquium: Creative Imitations and Appropriations: From Cinematic Adaptations to Re-makes, Dunedin, New Zealand. February 18-19. Paper title: “Adaptating [sic] texts: The beauty of machinic perfection and human error.”

2010. Project Narrative Seminar Series 2010. The Ohio State University. Columbus, Ohio. 7 June. Paper title: “The materialities of close reading: 1942, 2009.”

2007. Golden Key Youth Forum: Technology: Who’s In Control? University of Canterbury. Christchurch, N.Z. 5 July. Paper title: “Community and Control in Virtual Worlds.”

2006. Higher Education Seminar Series, University Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Canterbury. Christchurch, N.Z. 24 March. Paper title: “Digital Technology and Collaborative Assessment.”

2005. Te Whainga Aronui: The Council for the Humanities. Official launch of The New Zealand Council for the Humanities, Wellington, N.Z. 23-24 Nov. Paper title: “Digital Fiction and Techno-literary Criticism.”


CONFERENCE PAPERS

2015. Memory Research in Aotearoa, New Zealand 2015. Massey University. Wellington, New Zealand. November 12. Paper title: “Great Escalations: Nostalgia in a Novel of the Everyday.”

2014. Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) 2014. University of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. June 19-21. Paper title: “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Screen: digital fiction and the mind/machine problem.”

2013. International Association for the Study of Narrative (ISSN) 2013. Manchester, England. June 29. Paper title: “Dangerously Unreliable Narration in the Gameworld of Bioshock.”

2011. Popular Culture Association (PCA) 2011. San Antonio, Texas. April 23. Paper title: “Narrative and Cognitive Flows in Mirror’s Edge.”

2010. Electronic Literature Organization (ELO) 2010. Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. June 4. Paper title: “Close Reading Digital Fiction: Steve Tomasula’s TOC.” Plenary panelist at conference.

2005. Fugacity Digital Poetics Seminar. University of Canterbury. Christchurch, N.Z. April 2005. New Zealand Electronic Poetry Centre. Paper title: “At Home on the Screen: Kinetics and Codeworks.”
http://www.nzepc.auckland.ac.nz/features/fugacity/ciccoricco.asp

2006. “The Play of Memory’s Shadow: episodic and procedural memory in video games.” Paper presented at the annual Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts conference. New York, New York. November 2006.

2005. “What’s Next is What Comes Before: on techno-literary criticism.” Paper presented at the annual Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts conference. Chicago, Illinois. November 2005.

2005. “The Then and Now of the Continuous Present.” Visual Culture Conference, University of Canterbury School of Culture, Literature, and Society with Fine Arts. Christchurch, N.Z. July 2005.

2004. Geography Seminar Series. University of Canterbury. Christchurch, N.Z. Paper title: “Reading Network Space: a convergence of rhetoric.” March 2004.

2004. “Digital Literacy and the Processual Page.” Melbourne University Postgraduate Association Conference. Melbourne, Australia. November 2004.

2003. “Rubber Sheet Narrativity.” Cultural Studies Association of Australasia Annual Conference. Christchurch, N.Z. December 2003.