English, Cinema and Digital Media
Ph.D. University of Florida
Stephanie Boluk is an assistant professor in the Cinema and Digital Media program and the English Department. Research areas include media studies, game studies, digital media art, and electronic literature.
In their new book Metagaming, Stephanie Boluk and Patrick LeMieux argue that “the greatest trick the videogame industry ever pulled was convincing the world that videogames were games rather than a medium for making metagames.” Elegantly defined as “games about games,” metagames implicate a diverse range of practices that stray outside the boundaries and bend the rules: from technical glitches and forbidden strategies to Renaissance painting, algorithmic trading, professional sports, and the War on Terror.