Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Lauren Burr is a PhD candidate and 2013-2014 HASTAC Scholar in the English Department at the University of Waterloo, studying and creating critical locative and pervasive media. Lauren’s recent collaborative projects include Bonfire of the Humanities, an alternate reality game designed for Congress 2012; Cytopath, an augmented reality necromedia game set in downtown Kitchener; and House of Lexia, a locative hypertext remediation of Mark Danielewski’s House of Leaves created for Ottawa's Dominion Arboretum. Lauren has articles forthcoming in both Hyperrhiz and Digital Studies / Le champ numérique. She is also a regular contributor to the online publication, First Person Scholar. Lauren conducts her research with both the Critical Media Lab and The Games Institute at uWaterloo, and continues to collaborate as an adjunct researcher with the Carleton University Hypertext and Hypermedia Lab after completing an MA at Carleton in 2011. Lauren’s work is generously funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.