I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Experimental Digital Media in the Department of English at the University of Waterloo, Canada, as well as a Core Researcher of the Critical Media Lab and Games Institute. The city of Kitchener-Waterloo—home to Canada’s Google Accelerator Program and birthplace of Blackberry—is an international hub for technological research and culture. In an environment that merges critical ideas with creative practice, I work on media studies, science and technology studies, critical design (especially of technological hardware and software), and methods of public/policy outreach through digital storytelling.
I serve as an Editor and the Director of Communications of electronic book review (media theory and digital literary studies, est. 1995), Co-Editor of the digital review (born-digital arts and literature), and Editor (Media & Digital Culture) of Reviews in Cultural Theory.
My name is pronounced Ligh (“light” without the t) Chee.
laitze [dot] fan [at] gmail [dot] com