Natalie Funk

PhD. Candidate, School of Interactive Arts + Technology

Find me on Twitter- @NFunkAtSFU

 

Research

Publications and Presentations

  • Funk, N. (2016, June). Micronarrative Dynamics in the Structure of an Open-World Action-Adventure Game. Presented at the Electronic Literature Organization 2016 Conference, Victoria, BC, Canada.
  • Funk, N. (2014, June). Examining the Role of Micronarrative in Commercial Videogames, Art Games and Interactive Narrative. Presented at the Electronic Literature Organization 2014 Conference, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
  • Bizzocchi, J., Nixon, M., DiPaola, S., & Funk, N. (2013). The Role of Micronarrative in the Design and Experience of Digital Games. In Proceedings of Digital Games Research Association Conference (DIGRA) (pp. 161–197). Atlanta, Georgia: DiGRA.
  • DiPaola, S., Nixon, M., Bizzocchi, J., & Funk, N. (2013, June). Driving Emotional Involvement in Sports Games: a Case Study in Knowledge-Based Procedural Cinematography. Presented at the Canadian Game Studies Association Meeting, Victoria, BC, Canada.

 

Other Research

  • MITACS Internship, IgnitePlay. Fall 2010-Spring 2011.

Teaching

Sessional Instructor

  • IAT 210 - Introduction to Game Studies; Summer 2015.

 

Teaching Assistant

  • IAT 100 -Systems of Media Representation; Fall 2009, Spring-Fall 2010, Summer-Fall 2012.
  • IAT 167 - Digital Games: Genre, Structure, Programming & Play; Spring 2012.
  • IAT 210 - Introduction to Game Studies; Summer 2014-Spring 2015.
  • IAT 312 - Fundamentals of Game Design; Summer-Fall 2011.
  • IAT 313 - Narrative and New Media; Fall 2013-Spring-2014.
  • IAT 381 - Special Topics: Summer 2013.
  • IAT 405 - Capstone Projects: Spring 2013.

Service

Volunteer Experience

  • DiGRA Student Volunteer, August 2013.
  • SIGGRAPH Student Volunteer, August 2011.
  • Communications Officer/Secretary, SIAT Graduate Student Association, 2010-2013.

Education

Recent coursework

  • IAT 801 - Qualitative Research
  • IAT 805 - Research Colloquium
  • IAT 810 - New Media
  • IAT 811 - Computational Poetics
  • IAT 832 - Exploring Interaction
  • IAT 834 - Mixed Methods in Research
  • IAT 842 - Theory and Design of Games
  • IAT 884 - Tangible Media

 

Diplomas and Certificates

  • Certificate Program in University Teaching and Learning. SFU. 2012.
  • MSc - Information Design Technology. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. 2006.
  • BA - Visual Art and Literature. Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio. 1999.
  • AAS - Commercial Art Technology. Clark State Community College, Springfield, Ohio. 1996.

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Computing Machinery, Student member.
  • College Art Association, Student member.
  • Digital Games Research Association, Student member.
  • Electronic Literature Organization, Student member.
  • International Game Developers Association, Student member.