Personal details

Name
Dr Jane Turner
Position(s)
Lecturer (Games)
Creative Industries Faculty,
School of Design Office,
Interactive and Visual Design
Discipline *
Film, Television and Digital Media, Computer Software, Cultural Studies
Phone
+61 7 3138 0123
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Queensland University of Technology), M.A. (University of East Anglia), PGCE / Diploma (Victoria University of Manchester), BA(Hons) (University of Sussex)

Professional memberships
and associations
Keywords

Ontological design, Game design, Critical literacies, Interactive narrative design, Software & systems culture, Material culture, Place and meaning-making, Animal interaction design

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Research
Jane’s research and practice explores game design, and the game engines and systems that underlay production, as cultural objects.
Projects
Jane was involved in the Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID) Indigenous game world project Digital Songlines.
She has been exploring cultural geographies of the imagination via use of high-end game engines in projects such as:

In the following projects, Jane explores the autocracy of software and potential participatory options to exploit the spatial metaphors of game worlds to re-connect digital story telling to place.

Recent projects continue exploration of cultural geographies of the imagination and ontological design – the power of design to tell stories.

This information has been contributed by Dr Jane Turner.

Experience

With an emphasis on community growth and engagement, Jane (truna) Turner has aided the local games industry as part of IGDA since 2004 through the Game On program.

GameOn
GameOn is a series of exhibitions, events, talks and workshop opportunities that Jane worked closely with the QUT Creative Industries Precincts to establish. Jane and the GameOn programs team are also responsible for the:

This information has been contributed by Dr Jane Turner.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Supervision

Current supervisions

  • Site-specific song for multiple voices: a choral approach to environmental sound and song-making
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Mark Pennings, Dr Kristina Kelman
  • Gaming the Narrative: Authoring Emergence by Designing for Authority, Audience Agency, and Uncertainty in Theatre and Play
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Shane Pike
  • ABOVE BOARDS DECONSTRUCTING ANALOGUE BOARDGAMES IN ORDER TO ADDRESS SOCIAL STEREOTYPING & THE LIMITATIONS OF THE MAKER
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Manuela Taboada
  • Agricultural Urbanism as a Strategy to Enhance Food Security and Community Wellbeing in Bhutanese Settlements
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Mirko Guaralda, Associate Professor Severine Mayere
  • How To Use Game Design to Form a Bridge between Data Scientists and the General Public
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Distinguished Professor Kerrie Mengersen, Professor Dann Mallet

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)