Dr Darshana Jayemanne

Lecturer

School School of Design and Informatics

Department Division of Games and Arts

Contact info

+44 (0)1382 30 8512

Biography

I’m the author of Performativity in Art, Literature and Videogames (Palgrave MacMillan 2017) and a Co-Investigator in the AHRC/ESPRC-supported “Reality Remix” project on the Next Generation of Immersive Experiences. One of my key research interests is how our experience of art is affected by the framing device, whether that’s a videogame, a book or an artwork.  The book explores this and ultimately outlines a rigorous, interdisciplinary approach for analysing videogame performance. 

I was previously a researcher at The University of Melbourne, Australia where I worked on projects such as ethnographic studies of toddlers and touchscreens and toxicity in online cultures as well as publishing work on temporality and narrative in videogames.

Current projects include articles on the Alien films and games, and collaborations with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Macmillan Cancer Support and the NSPCC.

My work has been published in The Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Fibreculture Journal, Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, and Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Culture.

2019

Chronotypology

Jayemanne, D. (2019) Chronotypology. . . .
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Monstrous internationalism and racial fetishism

Jayemanne, D. (2019) Monstrous internationalism and racial fetishism. . . .
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2018

Young children's touchscreen habitats, habituation, and habitus

Nansen, B. & Jayemanne, D. (2018) Young children's touchscreen habitats, habituation, and habitus. In: Les cultures médiatiques de l’enfance et de la petite enfance. . p. 114-125. . Jeunes et Médias.
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Ethical temporality

Jayemanne, D. (2018) Ethical temporality. . . .
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An embodied turn

Boluk, S., Jayemanne, D., Keogh, B. & LeMieux, P. (2018) An embodied turn. . . .
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“Game over, man. Game over”

Keogh, B. & Jayemanne, D. (2018) “Game over, man. Game over”. . . .
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Chronotypology

Jayemanne, D. (2018) Chronotypology. . . .
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"Gaming and the arts of storytelling" introduction

Jayemanne, D. (2018) "Gaming and the arts of storytelling" introduction. . . .
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2017

Set theory ontology as an approach to gaming’s composite form

Jayemanne, D., Clemens, J., Nash, A. & De Lappe, J. (2017) Set theory ontology as an approach to gaming’s composite form. . . .
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Environmental designs

Abraham, B. & Jayemanne, D. (2017) Environmental designs. . . .
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Performativity in art, literature and videogames

Jayemanne, D. (2017) Performativity in art, literature and videogames. . . 1 ed., Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.
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ToDIGRA diversity workshop special issue

Beavers, S. & Jayemanne, D. (2017) ToDIGRA diversity workshop special issue. . . p. viii-xv. .
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Time invaders

Jayemanne, D. (2017) Time invaders. In: Performativity in art, literature and videogames. . p. 259-297. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.
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Where are all the climate change games? Locating digital games' response to climate change

Abraham, B. & Jayemanne, D. (2017) Where are all the climate change games? Locating digital games' response to climate change. . . p. 74-94. .
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Heritage destruction and videogames

Zarandona, J. A. G., Chapman, A. & Jayemanne, D. (2017) Heritage destruction and videogames. In: Proceedings of the 2017 DiGRA International Conference. . .
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Heritage destruction and videogames

Zarandona, A., Chapman, A. & Jayemanne, D. (2017) Heritage destruction and videogames. . . p. 173-203. .
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2016

Infants, interfaces, and intermediation

Nansen, B. & Jayemanne, D. (2016) Infants, interfaces, and intermediation. . . p. 587-603. .
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Postdigital literacies

Apperley, T., Jayemanne, D. & Nansen, B. (2016) Postdigital literacies. In: Literacy, media, technology: past, present and future. Parry, B. (ed.), Burnett, C. (ed.), Merchant, G. (ed.). 1st ed., London: Bloomsbury Academic.
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Postdigital interfaces and the aesthetics of recruitment

Jayemanne, D., Apperley, T. & Namsen, B. (2016) Postdigital interfaces and the aesthetics of recruitment. . . .
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Parental mediation, YouTube’s networked public, and the baby-iPad encounter: mobilizing digital dexterity

Jayemanne, D. & Nansen, B. (2016) Parental mediation, YouTube’s networked public, and the baby-iPad encounter: mobilizing digital dexterity. . . .
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2015

Postdigital play and the aesthetics of recruitment

Jayemanne, D., Nansen, B. & Apperley, T. (2015) Postdigital play and the aesthetics of recruitment. In: DiGRA '15: Proceedings of the 2015 DiGRA International Conference. . . DIGRA.
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Meet the rest of the team

Mr Brian Robinson

Mr Brian Robinson

Division of Games and Arts | Lecturer

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Dr William Huber

Dr William Huber

Division of Games and Arts | Centre Director - Head of Centre of Excellence

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