Jenna NgDrat University of York
Jenna Ng is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Film and Interactive Media at the University of York, UK. She has published widely on digital visual culture, but also has research interests in the philosophy of technology, the posthuman, computational culture, and the digital humanities. Her books include Understanding Machinima: Essays on Films in Virtual Worlds (Bloomsbury, 2013), and The Post-Screen Through Virtual Reality, Holograms and Light Projections: Where Screen Boundaries Lie (Amsterdam University Press, 2021). Her creative practice work includes the multimedia portfolio online piece, “The New Virtuality” (2022) (thenewvirtuality.com), described as “new age narrative”. Interweaving essays, fiction writing, image galleries, video and interactive work, the project discusses our digital future of realistic images that appear, interact, even socialise with humans, heralding new confrontations between truth and fakery, real and unreal. Hailing originally from Singapore, Jenna first graduated with a law degree and worked in private legal practice for a few years before deciding to change both her life and career. She has travelled widely, is fluent in both English and Mandarin, and has delivered numerous lectures, keynotes and public talks both online and around the world. Prior to joining York, she was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Cambridge and a postdoctoral research fellow in Media and Culture at HUMlab, Umea University, Sweden.