People Poppy Wilde
Dr Wilde’s work focuses on what it means and how feels to be posthuman, by exploring how posthuman subjectivities are enabled and embodied. She has conducted autoethnographic projects exploring the lived experience of MMORPG gaming with particular focus on the avatar-gamer as an embodiment of posthuman subjectivity. In her current work she is extending this to explore posthuman conceptions of the postapocalypse and postanthropocene, as well as exploring non-human avatar relations. She also explores the contemporary media fascination with zombies, considering this as a posthuman preoccupation; a rejection of neoliberal and capitalist expectations. In 2023 her first monograph, ‘Posthuman Gaming: Avatars, Gamers, and Entangled Subjectivities’, was published with Routledge. This book explores the lived experience of MMORPG gaming with particular focus on the gamer as one embodiment of posthuman subjectivity. In 2018 she completed her PgCert Academic Practice in Higher Education with Distinction, and she is a recognized Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
By Poppy Wilde on January 25th, 2024Read more