2016 — 2017: Global Urban Wilds (with Jill Didur), a research-creation project

> locative and mobile media
> digital storytelling
> sustainability
> environmental humanities

From 2016 — 2017, I was the Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the SSHRC-funded Insight Grant, “Greening Narrative: Locative Media in Global Environments,” housed in the Department of English at Concordia University, Montréal, Canada.

Under the supervision of Principal Investigator Professor Jill Didur, this research-creation project develops a locative media application called “Global Urban Wilds,” which investigates how narratives in locative media can defamiliarize user assumptions about the environment, preservation, and sustainability in urban spaces.

In addition to developing this app, I created and previously managed the project website.


Mobile device application: Didur, Jill, Lai-Tze Fan, Tony Higuchi, Emma Saboureau, Eric Powell. Global Urban Wilds, Greening Narrative Project. Funded by a SSHRC Insight Grant. 08/2016, in progress.
Role: Researcher; narrative designer; UX and UI consultant

Digital art installation: Didur, Jill, Lai-Tze Fan, Eric Powell, and Emma Saboureau. Lignes des désir/Desire Lines, Greening Narrative Project. Paper, duct tape, QR codes, computer screens. ZU-TAG Theatre and Digital Arts Showcase, Concordia University, Canada. 25 – 27 April 2017.

Journal article: Didur, Jill and Lai-Tze Fan. “Between Landscape and the Screen: Locative Media, Transitive Reading, and Environmental Storytelling.” Media Theory vol. 2, no. 1, 2018, pp. 79-107. Special issue: “Geospatial Memory.”

For further output, including conference presentations on this project, please see my CV.

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