My research broadly looks at human experience with technology, in a sociological sense, but with a particular focus on experiencing video games from a phenomenological perspective. I chose the iSchool at U of T primarily because of the flexibility of the program for non-information centric research and for the supervision of Dr. Sara Grimes. The program has also given me the opportunity to pursue research assistantships and expanded my perspectives in my own research.
Allen KemptonSupervisor: Sara Grimes
Video games, Social Theory, Social Engagement with Technology
Kempton, A. (2016). “Revisiting Immersion: Games, Consciousness and Virtual Reality”
Journal of Computer Games and Communication, 1(1): 27-39.
Kempton, A. (2016). “Playful Expressions: Video Game Mods as Forms of Communication.” Presented at the Toronto School: Then, Now, Next Conference hosted by the McLuhan Center for Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto, October, Toronto, Ontario.
Masters of Art (Sociology) Queen’s University
Bachelors of Art (Sociology/History) Trent University
Doctoral Student Association (Treasurer) 2016
Programs Committee Representative 2016
Doctoral Student Association (Vice-President) 2015-2016
Faculty Council Representative 2015-2016