Dr Rob Cenci

Lecturer Computer Games Arts Theory , UCA Farnham

Academic, School of Communication Design

Rob teaches Moving Image Culture, a course that introduces Computer Games Arts students to the academic study of video games and the place of the medium in relation to fields of visual studies, moving image media and new media.

My research interests cut across video game studies, screen studies and Critical Theory, with a focus on how video games shape the minds and bodies of their players.

My doctoral thesis Immunitary Gaming: Mapping the First-Person Shooter mapped the visual elements of the first-person interface and investigated the way that these elements operate to subjectify the player as an insecure and self-interested individual. I continue to develop research in this area.

I teach FCGM4013 Moving Image Culture at UCA Farnham, a course that introduces Computer Games Arts students to the academic study of video games and the place of the medium in relation to fields of visual studies, moving image media and new media.

Awards, Grants and Commissions:

PhD - Immunitary Gaming: Mapping the First-Person Shooter Doctoral thesis, Goldsmiths, University of London [Thesis] 2016