Phoenix, AZ, USA
Alice J. Robison (Ph.D. in English/Rhetoric & Composition Studies, 2006, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is an assistant professor in the English department at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Alice is a member of the Rhetoric and Composition Studies area of the department, where she specializes in digital technologies and social media. Her research examines how game designers and developers write, think, and talk about the ways their games are made and interpreted. She hopes that this knowledge can help us understand how gameplay experiences are so complicated and difficult while they are simultaneously motivating and compelling. Perhaps that might help us think differently about writing and learning to write. Alice has also worked on a variety of digital learning grants sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation. At ASU she is a faculty researcher on the Situated Multimedia Arts Learning Laboratory (SMALLab) Project in the Arts, Media and Engineering program. Her work on SMALLab is combined with a role in the development of the Quest to Learn school, a project run by the Institute of Play in New York City. Previously, she was an academic advisor to the New Media Literacies Project at MIT and a founding member of the Games+Learning+Society research initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.