Faculty Celia Pearce

Celia Pearce

Assistant Professor
School of Literature, Communication and Culture, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

Graduate Faculty in Digital Media
Director, Experimental Game Lab
Director, Emergent Game Group
Member of GVU Center

Areas of Expertise
  • Baby Boomer Gamers
  • Game Design
  • Games and Gender
  • Independent Games
  • Media Arts and Game Art
  • Multiplayer Games and Virtual Worlds

Best Way to Contact:
E-mail: celia.pearce@lcc.gatech.edu
You may also contact Jason Maderer at the numbers above.

Celia Pearce is a game designer, author, researcher, teacher, curator and artist specializing in multiplayer gaming and virtual worlds; independent, art and alternative game genres; as well as games and gender.

She currently is assistant professor of digital media in the School of Literature, Communication and Culture at Georgia Tech, where she also directs the Experimental Game Lab and the Emergent Game Group.

She began designing interactive attractions and exhibitions in 1983 and has held academic appointments since 1998. Her game designs include the award-winning virtual reality attraction Virtual Adventures (for Iwerks and Evans & Sutherland) and the Purple Moon Friendship Adventure Cards for Girls.

She is the author or co-author of numerous papers and book chapters as well as The Interactive Book (Macmillan 1997) and the forthcoming Communities of Play: Emergent Cultures in Multiplayer Games and Virtual Worlds (MIT 2009). She has also curated new media, virtual reality and game exhibitions and is currently festival chair for IndieCade, an international independent games festival and showcase series. She is a co-founder of the Ludica women’s game collective.

She received her Ph.D. in 2006 from SMARTLab Centre, then at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London.

More information about Pearce's work can be found at
http://egl.lcc.gatech.edu
http:// egg.lcc.gatech.edu
http://www.cpandfriends.com
http://www.indiecade.com/

Video

  • Celia Pearce Research Overview

    Celia Pearce Research Overview

    Celia Pearce talks about her research.

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  • Celia Pearce Gender in Games

    Celia Pearce Gender in Games

    Celia Pearce talks about her research on gender in games.

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  • Celia Pearce Independent Games

    Celia Pearce Independent Games

    Celia Pearce talks about her work designing and teaching about independent games.

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  • Celia Pearce Game Development

    Celia Pearce Game Development

    Celia Pearce discusses her work in game development.

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  • Celia Pearce Baby Boomer Gamers

    Celia Pearce Baby Boomer Gamers

    Celia Pearce talks about her work studying baby boomer gamers.

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  • Celia Pearce Unintended Consequences

    Celia Pearce Unintended Consequences

    Celia Peace talks about the emergent behavior that players sometime introduce to games.

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  • Celia Pearce Game Design as Cultural Practice

    Celia Pearce Game Design as Cultural Practice

    Celia Pearce talks about her class "Game Design as Cultural Practice."

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