I am an Assistant Professor of Communication and the Communication Program Coordinator at Methodist University. In addition, I currently serve as the Associate Director of the Networked Mobilities Research Lab (NC State University). My research critically examines users experiences with digitally networked technologies, particularly in diverse cultural / global contexts. Right now, I'm researching and writing about: the use of edge computing infrastructures for VR/AR, the production of hybrid play / art, and experiences of intimacy in virtual reality.
Hybrid Play (edited collection)
edited by Adriana de Souza e Silva and Ragan Glover-Rijkse
This book explores hybrid play as a site of interdisciplinary activity—one that is capable of generating new forms of mobility, communication, subjects, and artistic expression as well as new ways of interacting with and understanding the world.
The chapters in this collection explore hybrid making, hybrid subjects, and hybrid spaces, generating interesting conversations about the past, current and future nature of hybrid play. Together, the authors offer important insights into how place and space are co-constructed through play; how, when, and for what reasons people occupy hybrid spaces; and how cultural practices shape elements of play and vice versa.
Glover-Rijkse, R. (2022). WiFi-Equipped Pandemic School Buses. In: Networked Mobilities Lab's Mobile Networked Creativity Repository.
Recent Short Article
Roundtable on Civic Media, Smart Cities, and Games at CRDM Symposium of NC State. March 2023.
ICA Mobile Communication Division Preconference workshop on Mobile Networked Creativity. May 2023