Cayden Mak

ô mon corps, fait toujours de moi un homme qui s'interroge. – f.f.

Curriculum Vitae

web: www.thenoiseofthestreet.net
twitter
: www.twitter.com/cayden

Education

Master of Fine Arts, Media Study

2012 (projected), The State University of New York at Buffalo
Teaching Assistantship (2009-10; 2010-11)

Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy

2009, University of Michigan

Publications and Lectures

“The Schema of Game Culture: the gamification of everyday life and Adorno’s Culture Industry”

Pop Culture Association of Canada Conference
13 May 2011

The Schema of Game Culture: the gamification of everyday life and Adorno’s Culture Industry

Exchange Stories Symposium
20 March 2011

“Experience-ability: Interacting with Visitors through QR Codes, iPhone Apps, Social Media and More…”

Panel Discussion
New York State Museums in Conversation Conference

4 April 2011

“On Love, and Its Place in the Academy”

in Empowering Women in Higher Education and Student Affairs
ACPA Books and Media Boards/Stylus Press, 2011

“Open Access Journals: Editors’ Perspectives”

Panel Discussion with Four Open Access Journal Editors
University at Buffalo Open Access Week

20 October 2010

Cyborg Theory, Cyborg Practicegiven at Pecha Kucha Buffalo #9

13 February 2010, Western New York Book Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

Also a limited edition fine art monograph, featuring the original photos by Shasti O’Leary Soudant, 2010.

Exhibitions and Shows

Time Mutations

August 2011, Weimar, GERMANY

Library Obscura

An event to benefit and advocate for the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
17 April 2011, Buffalo, NY

7th Annual Indigenous & American Studies Storytellers Conference

“Buffalo(ve)” installed during conference proceedings
26 March 2011, Buffalo, NY

“Buffalo(ve)”

9 December 2010 – 23 December 2010, Buffalo, NY
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, Crane Branch

Grants and Prizes

“a.version”

2010, Digital Humanities Initiative at Buffalo Small Research Project

OUTstanding Student Leader of the Year

2009, University of Michigan Spectrum Center

Bibliography and Reviews

Dabkowski, Colin. “Meet PSBIbot Creator Cayden Mak.” The Buffalo News. October 15, 2010.

Greenberg, Jill. “See You There!: play/share beyond/in.” Artvoice. October 14, 2010.

Dabkowski, Colin. “A scavenger hunt of technological proportions.” The Buffalo News Artsbeat. August 1, 2010.

Buscarino, Elena Cala. “Pecha Kucha in Buffalo.” Buffalo Rising. February 15, 2010.

Courses

Interactive Fiction (DMS 463)
Fall 2011

Game Studies Colloquium (DMS 448/548)
Spring 2011, with Josephine Anstey

Pervasive Games (DMS 418/518)
Summer 2010, with Josephine Anstey

Game Studies Colloquium (DMS 448/548)
Fall 2009, with Josephine Anstey

Experience

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Media Study

2011-present. State University of New York at Buffalo.

Teaching Assistant, Department of Media Study

2009-present. State University of New York at Buffalo.

Lead Designer, play/share beyond/in

2010. Pervasive game for the Beyond/In Western New York 2010 exhibition.

Organizer, Curator, Transgender Day of Remembrance

2009, 2010. Campus community event, State University of New York at Buffalo.

Developer, Freelance Web Design

2008-present. WordPress, PHP/MySQL, and HTML development.
Clients include painter Thomas Rapai and literary journal
Electric Literature.

Facilitator, Curriculum Development, Program on Intergroup Relations

2007-2009. University of Michigan.

Professional Associations and Service

Chief Steward, Graduate Student Employees Union

2011-present. Educate, organize, mobilize.

Graduate Student Representative, SUNY Student Assembly

2011-present. State-wide student government representing four campuses.

Steering Committee Member, Digital Humanities Initiative at Buffalo

2010-present. Governance of Digital Humanities Initiative.

Senator, Department of Media Study Graduate Student Association

2010-present. State University of New York at Buffalo.

President, Interdisciplinary Group for Advanced Praxis

2009-2010. State University of New York at Buffalo.

Treasurer, Department of Media Study Graduate Student Association

2009-2010. State University of New York at Buffalo.