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 death, considering whether game environments allow a space to think differently about dying. She is also currently working on an exploration of the contemporary media fascination with zombies, considering this as a posthuman preoccupation; a rejection of neoliberal and capitalist expectations. In 2017 she completed her PhD project ‘I, Posthuman: Embodying Entangled Subjectivities in Gaming’ having researched the lived experience of MMORPG gaming with particular focus on the gamer as one embodiment of posthuman subjectivity. Her first monograph, drawing on this research, is currently under contract with Routledge. 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.
Who cares? Thoughts on Facebook’s Care Reaction
By Poppy Wilde on May 13th, 2020Read more