Associate Professor Lynn Hughes
Lynn Hughes holds degrees in Art and English Literature and in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, with a concentration in the History and Philosophy of Mathematics. She has taught at universities across Canada and currently holds a Research Chair at Concordia University in Montreal where she is also Associate Dean, Research and International Relations. Lynn was instrumental in the conception, structuring and funding of Hexagram, the Montreal Institute for Research/Creation in Media Arts and Technologies. She has been co-director of the inter-university new media research/creation group Interstices since 2000, and, more recently, she founded, with Bart Simon (Sociology, Concordia) the cross-Faculty, Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) research group which focuses on interdisciplinary research in games studies and games design. TAG also promotes collaborations beyond the university --in particular with independent games designers and studios. Lynn's current production looks at where the aesthetics and concerns of interactive art might be crossbred with emerging game forms.