Presentations

– Keynote speaker at Lance Weiler’s roving event for innovative creators DIYDAYS (USA); the premier London conference introducing filmmakers to digital and transmedia techniques POWER TO THE PIXEL (UK); the FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CROSS-MEDIA INTERACTION DESIGN (Sweden); INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL E-XPERIENCES (Spain); TRANSMEDIA: STORYTELLING AND BEYOND (Sydney); as well as the television industry R&D lab MEDIACITY (Finland). Also selected to speak at the first TEDXTRANSMEDIA (Switzerland)

– “Digital Writing Ambassador” at the 2012 EMERGING WRITERS FESTIVAL (AUS): delivered an opening speech, did a panel on interactive writing, and mentored emerging writers.

– Presentations at invite-only residentials with global tech and culture experts, such as MICROSOFT’S SOCIAL COMPUTING SYMPOSIUM (USA); and O’REILLY MEDIA’S SOCIAL WEB FOO CAMP (USA).

– Delivered specially commissioned talks on transmedia writing, design and strategy to corporations, organisations and community groups, such as NOKIA RESEARCH LABS (Finland); AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS; AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION; BANGARRA DANCE THEATRE COMPANY; DLUX MEDIA ARTS; FILM AUSTRALIA; GEEK GIRL DINNERS (Melbourne); MITCHELL COMMUNICATIONS GROUP; POP-UP PLAYGROUND (Melbourne); WEB STANDARDS GROUP (Sydney)…

– Delivered hundreds of presentations at key digital, transmedia, gaming, film, and TV events worldwide for over five years, including:

Keynotes:

Industry Presentations

2014

  • Game Writing & Game Jams @ GO423 Symposium, Brisbane International Game Developers Association
  • Transmedia Design @ Griffith Film School
  • Interactive Writing @ Griffith Film School

2013

  • Transmedia panel @ the inaugural WebSeriesFestival
  • Pervasive Gaming Guest Lectures @ Swinburne University
  • Interactive Narrative Guest Lecture @ Swinburne University
  • Transmedia Writing & Design, Guest Lecture @ RMIT University
  • Opening speech at “Transmedia: Storytelling and Beyond“, Sydney, 31st Jan

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

  • Power to the Pixel, London Film Festival, 23rd October 2008. Video of workshop
  • Power to the Pixel, London Film Festival, 22nd October 2008. Video of presentation & PPT of presentation & PDF of Spanish translation of presentation by Antoni Roig Telo
  • Social Computing Symposium, Microsoft Research, Redmond, Seattle. Panel co-ordinated by Elan Lee. 14th October, 2008
  • Innovations in Storytelling, Screen Studies (SCS110), Graduate Certificate in Film, Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Sydney. Co-ordinator: Karen Pearlman. Lecture & Workshop on 19th August, 2008.
  • DIYDays, From Here to Awesome, July-Oct 2008. PPT online
  • Writing Between the Lines (Ficto-Criticism) (ENGL6979), Department of English, University of Sydney. Co-ordinated by Dr Rebecca Johinke. Workshop on 27th May, 2008
  • Writing Between the Lines (Ficto-Criticism) (ENGL6979), Department of English, University of Sydney. Co-ordinated by Dr Rebecca Johinke. Workshop on 20th May, 2008
  • Introduction to Game Design (SOMA3622), School of Media Arts, College of Fine Arts, UNSW. Co-ordinated by Erik Champion. Lecture on 20th May, 2008
  • Innovations in Storytelling, Screen Studies (SCS110), Graduate Certificate in Film, Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Adelaide. Lecture & workshop on 12th May, 2008
  • Innovations in Storytelling, Screen Studies (SCS110), Graduate Certificate in Film, Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Melbourne. Co-ordinator: Allan Cameron. Lecture & workshop on 30th April, 2008
  • Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology at The University of Technology, Sydney, Co-ordinated by Yusuf Pisan, 28th Feb, 2008
  • Online MA in Creative Writing and New Media, De Montfort University, UK, 5 Feb, 2008

2007

2006

  • (2006) Invited Speaker, MC & Chair for Australian Literature Board’s “Story of the Future” Wednesday 29th November, 9am-4.30pm, Room B1.11, Building 5, Quay St, University of Technology, Sydney.
  • (2006) Invited Speaker, MC & Chair for Australian Literature Board’s “Story of the Future” Monday 27th November, 9am-4.30pm, Innovation Centre, AFTRS, Docklands.
  • (2006) Invited Co-Project Manager, Speaker & MC of AFTRS’ “Extended Entertainment Experiences“, Friday 24th November, 10-4.30pm, Chauvel Theatre, Paddington.
  • (2006) Invited workshop on ‘Alternate Reality Games and Cross-Media Entertainment: Low-tech, high-impact immersive experiences‘ workshop for the Joint International CyberGames and Interactive Entertainment Conference, Weds 6th Dec, 1.30-3.30pm, Perth. Sponsored by the Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS)
  • (2006) Invited workshop facilitator on ‘Alternate Reality Game Design‘ workshop for the Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS), Sat Dec 2, 9.30am-1pm Innovation Centre, Bentley, Perth.
  • (2006) Invited workshop facilitator on ‘Cross-Media Entertainment Design‘ workshop for the Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS), Sat Dec 2, 2pm-5.30pm Innovation Centre, Bentley, Perth.
  • (2006) Invited Speaker on ‘Everything You Wanted to Know about Blogging‘ workshop for the Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS), Fri Dec 1st, 6.30-8pm Australian Writer’s Guild, Perth.
  • (2006) Invited workshop facilitator on ‘Serious Games‘ workshop for the Australian Film, Television & Radio School (AFTRS), Thurs Nov 30th, 6.30-9pm WestOne Theatrette, Leederville, Perth.
  • (2006) Invited speaker on ‘Huh?’, a presentation as an intro to “Evan Jones Masterclass: Extending Doco in the Time of Digital”, Film Australia, Monday 20th November, 1.30-4.30pm, Film Australia’s Roxy Theatre, Sydney Tuesday 21st November, 1.30-4.30pm, AFTRS Melbourne, Docklands Theatrette, Digital Harbour.
  • (2006) Invited speaker on ‘Cross-Media: The New World of Production Development’ for the ACT Film Makers Network, National Museum of Australia, 27th Sept.
  • (2006) Invited speaker on The Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of Cross-Media Entertainment! at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, 1st September. [pdf of poster]
  • Dena, C. (2006) ‘Clustering Consciousness: Towards Polymorphism’ presented at SEAFAM Research Day, University of Sydney, 16 June.
  • (2006) Presenter, ‘Designing Cross-Media Entertainment‘, Laboratory of Advanced Media Production Residential. Held at Swan Valley, Perth. Funded by the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, May.
  • (2006) Invited speaker, ‘Findability and Attracting Audiences‘, for the Australian Film, Television and Radio School Center for Screen Business seminar on Digital Distribution, 11th April, Melbourne. [PDF & MP3 (I’m after Peter Giles on the mp3) & PPT @ Slideshare ]

2005

  • (2005) Presenter, ‘Best Practices in Cross-Media Entertainment‘, Laboratory of Advanced Media Production Residential, held at the AGSM. Special Australian Broadcasting Corporation residential, December.
  • (2005) Presenter, ‘Cross-Media Narrative‘, Laboratory of Advanced Media Production Residential, held at Victor Harbour, South Australia. Funded by the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and the South Australian Film Corporation, October.
  • (2005) Presenter, ‘Cross-Media Storytelling‘, Laboratory of Advanced Media Production, Australian Film, Television and Radio School, 2nd September, at the South Australian Film Corporation, Adelaide. [podcast]
  • (2005) Presenter, ‘Cross-Media Storytelling‘, Laboratory of Advanced Media Production, Australian Film, Television and Radio School, August held at the Australia Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney.
  • (2005) Presenter, ‘Cross-Media Storytelling‘, Laboratory of Advanced Media Production, Australian Film, Television and Radio School, August, AFTRS Melbourne.

Academic Conferences

2006

2005

  • Dena, C. (2005) ‘Texts, Worlds, Realms and Channels: Towards a Taxonomy of Polymorphic Works‘ presented at Research Seminar Series, School of Creative Arts, University of Melbourne, 17 Aug.
  • Dena, C. (2005) ‘Hybrids, the Universe and Channels: A Sketch of Polymorphic Narrative‘ presented at Seminar Day 4, School of Creative Arts Postgraduate Seminar Day, University of Melbourne, 27 May.

2004

  • (2004) ‘Cross-Media Research Overview‘ presented at UniMelb/XMedia Lab Symposium, Computer Visualisation Facility, University of Melbourne, 21 Oct.
  • Dena, C. (2004) ‘Towards a Poetics of Multi-Channel Storytelling‘, presented at Critical Animals postgraduate conference, This Is Not Art Festival, chaired by David Wolf, Newcastle, October 1st.
  • Invited Chair (2004) Stefan Popescu’s ‘The Birth of Celluloid‘, presented at Critical Animals postgraduate conference, This Is Not Art Festival, Newcastle, Oct 1st.
  • Dena, C. (2004) ‘New Media Methodologies, Applied‘ presented at Contexts, School of Creative Arts Postgraduate Seminar Day , University of Melbourne, 14 May [PDF]

2003

  • Dena, C. (2003) ‘Response as Input: The Role of Reader Response, HCI and HRI in the Modeling of a Cross Media Narrative‘ presented at Seismic Readings 2003 Conference , School of Literary, Visual and Performance Studies, Monash University, Clayton, 17-18 July. [PDF]
  • Dena, C. (2003) ‘Interacting with Ghosts: An Exploration of the Notion of Interactivity in Digital Storytelling‘ presented at School of Creative Arts Postgraduate Seminar Day , University of Melbourne, 11 Dec, published by SCAtharsis [PDF]
  • Dena, C. (2003) ‘The Day My Book Went Psycho‘ presented at School of Creative Arts Postgraduate Seminar Day, University of Melbourne, 2 May.

Teaching

Course Designer & Lecturer

  • (2007) Co-Course-Designer & Lecturer ‘Game Design’, Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology at The University of Technology, Sydney
  • (2006) Tutor ‘Multimedia Theory and Production 1′ , Media Department , Division of Society, Culture, Media & Philosophy, Macquarie University. Co-ordinated by Sherman Young. Subject Code: MAS208.
  • (2005) Design of theory competency for Diploma of Multimedia (Visual Arts) , Swinburne University of Technology, Prahran TAFE.
  • (2005) Lecturer ‘New Media Criticism’ for students in Masters of Digital Media, School of Creative Arts, University of Melbourne. Teaching linearity, narrative models, hypertext fiction, botfiction, cross-media storytelling. subject code: 760445 Webraft [staff or student access only]
  • (2005) Course-designer, lecturer & tutor ‘New Media Arts Theory’, 1st year students of Advanced Diploma of Multimedia (Design), Swinburne University of Technology, Prahran TAFE. Subject Website

Guest Lectures

2011

  • Invited Lecturer (workshops) on ‘Cross-Media Interaction Design’, Department of Infomatics, Umea University,25th Sept-10th Oct, Sweden
  • Transmedia Experience Design, 16th Sept, RMIT, Melbourne

2009

  • (2009) Invited Lecturer on The Writer’s Guide to Making a Digital LivingOnline MA in Creative Writing and New Media, De Montfort University, UK, Feb.
  • (2008) Invited Lecturer & Workshop Facilitator, ‘Polymorphic Fictions’, Writing Between the Lines (Ficto-Criticism) (ENGL6979), Department of English, University of Sydney. Co-ordinated by Dr Rebecca Johinke. Workshop on 27th May, 2008.
  • (2008) Invited Lecturer & Workshop Facilitator, ‘Hypertext Fiction’, Writing Between the Lines (Ficto-Criticism) (ENGL6979), Department of English, University of Sydney. Co-ordinated by Dr Rebecca Johinke. Workshop on 20th May, 2008.
  • (2008) Invited Lecturer, ‘Games, Stories & the Multi-Platform Ecology’, Introduction to Game Design (SOMA3622), School of Media Arts, College of Fine Arts, UNSW. Co-ordinated by Erik Champion. Lecture on 20th May, 2008.
  • (2008) Invited Lecturer, ‘Games & Animation in the Multi-Platform Context’, Innovations in Storytelling, Screen Studies (SCS110), Graduate Certificate in Film, Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Adelaide. Lecture & workshop on 12th May, 2008.
  • (2008) Invited Lecturer, ‘Interactivity, Games and Films in the Multi-Platform Context’, Innovations in Storytelling, Screen Studies (SCS110), Graduate Certificate in Film, Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Melbourne. Co-ordinator: Allan Cameron. Lecture & workshop on 30th April, 2008.
  • (2008) Invited Lecturer, ‘History of Games’, Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology at The University of Technology, Sydney, Co-ordinated by Yusuf Pisan, 28th Feb.
  • (2008) Invited Lecturer, ‘Designing with Lotsa Media’Online MA in Creative Writing and New Media, De Montfort University, UK, 5 Feb.
  • (2007) Invited Lecturer, ‘Multi-Platform Art versus Commodity Intertexts’, Digital Communication and Culture, University of Sydney, 22nd May.
  • (2007) Invited Lecturer, ‘Cross-Media Entertainment’, Crossmedia Minor, Noordelijke Hogeschool, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, 28 March.
  • (2007) Invited Lecturer, ‘A New Total Work of Art?‘, Online MA in Creative Writing and New Media, De Montfort University, UK

2006

  • (2006) Invited Lecturer, ‘Transmedia Entertainment: Narrative and Play Get Snuggly’, Masters and Honours level course in Communication Studies: iGeneration: Communication and Participatory Culture, University of Western Australia. 12th Oct. Co-ordinated by Peter Morse.
  • (2006) Invited lecturer, ‘Massively Multiplayer Games’ for Introduction to Computer Game Design, Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology at The University of Technology, Sydney. Co-ordinated by Yusuf Pisan.
  • (2006) Invited lecturer, ‘Serious Games’ for Introduction to Computer Game Design, Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology at The University of Technology, Sydney. Co-ordinated by Yusuf Pisan.
  • (2006) Invited Lecturer, ‘Cross-Media Entertainment’ lecture for ‘Advanced Multimedia Theory and Production’, 3nd year students, Media Department , Division of Society, Culture, Media & Philosophy, Macquarie University. April 12. Co-ordinated by Sherman Young. Subject Code: MAS308.
  • (2006) Invited lecturer, ‘Cross-Media Entertainment: how games can be designed to take over the universe‘, DAG (Digital Art and Games) Seminar series , RMIT Creative Media, Games programs. May 16.
  • Dena, C. (2006) ‘Mono-Polymorphism: A Paradigm for Understanding Cross-Media Entertainment’, Media and Communications Department, School of Letters, Art and Media, University of Sydney, 15th Sept.

2005

  • (2005) Invited Lecturer, ‘Interactive Narrative’ for 3rd year Interactive Multimedia, Media and New Media, co-ordinated by Dr Peter Morse, main lecturer John Waller, School of Creative Arts, University of Melbourne.
  • (2004 & 5) Seminar Presenter/Tutor, ‘E-writing’ for 4th year Reading Australian Writing subject in Postgraduate Diploma of Creative Writing , Dr. Kevin Brophy, School of Creative Arts, University of Melbourne.
  • (2004) Invited Lecturer, ‘Hypertext, Script and Theatre’ for 2nd and 3rd year Script and Theatre, Theatre Studies, Dr. Denise Varney, School of Creative Arts, University of Melbourne