Caitlin Fisher

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Caitlin Fisher directs both the Immersive Storytelling Lab and the Augmented Reality Lab at York University in Toronto where she held the Canada Research Chair in Digital Culture for over a decade. At York she is also a Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Arts. A co-founder of York’s Future Cinema Lab and a former Fulbright Research Chair (UCSB), Caitlin is the recipient of many international awards for digital storytelling including the Electronic Literature Award for Fiction (for These Waves of Girls) and the Vinaròs Prize for one of the world’s first AR poems (Andromeda). She serves as President of the Electronic Literature Organization and on the international Board of Directors for HASTAC - the Humanities, Arts, Science, Technology Alliance and Collaboratory. She is also a member of the Canadian-based Decameron Collective. Caitlin completed A 3 year AI Storytelling project funded through the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) in 2023 and a SSHRC project exploring Souveillance, Humanistic Intelligence and phenomenological AR for next-generation headsets in 2021. She is also co-PI on a New Frontiers grant investigating Immersive digital environments and indigenous knowledges: co-creation in virtual reality environments. In 2023 she began a new VR museum project, bringing the power of immersive storytelling to the global health crisis of antimicrobial resistance. In 2021 Caitlin directed Fiery Sparks of Light, a volumetric XR project featuring iconic Canadian women poets (Atwood, Brossard, Tolmie, Lubrin). Produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada, 'Fiery Sparks of Light' is a CFC Media Lab and York University Immersive Storytelling Lab Co-Production in Partnership with Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry.

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Title Publication Type Publisher Year
"A Snap of the Universe”: Digital Storytelling, as in Conversation with Caitlin Fisher Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2021
E-Literature Bound to Platforms: Exploring Opportunities for Narrative Connection and Disconnection Conference panel or roundtable 2021
Edge Effects: Queer Virtual Arcades Conference paper or presentation 2021
ELO Salons: Beyond 2020 Conference panel or roundtable 2021
River Monsters: Forking Paths, Simultaneous Timelines and Continuity Over 25 Years of Creative Practice Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2021
Building Augmented Reality Freedom Stories Article or chapter in a book University of Michigan Press 2019
The Future of XR - Keynote address Keynote address 2018
Future Fiction Storytelling Machines: Histories And Next Horizons Of Electronic Literature Article in an online journal Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures 2017
Stories for the Future Keynote address 2017
ELO2016 panel, “Feminist Horizons” Conference panel or roundtable 2016
Mother/Home/Heaven: Augmented Reality Hauntings Article in an online journal Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures 2016
Session 5.6 Feminist Horizons Conference panel or roundtable 2016
Intermediality and Electronic Literature Conference panel or roundtable 2015
Storyworlds we never leave: long-form interactive narratives, Google Glass and new audiences Conference paper or presentation 2014
Augmented Reality Storyworlds: Building Spatial Hyperfictions in the York Future Cinema Lab Conference paper or presentation 2008
Session 4.1: Narratives & Narrativity Conference panel or roundtable
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