Jenna Ng

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About

Jenna Ng is Senior Lecturer in Film and Interactive Media at the University of York, UK. She is the editor of Understanding Machinima: essays on filmmaking in virtual worlds (Bloomsbury, 2013) and the author of The Post-Screen Through Virtual Reality, Holograms and Projection Mapping: Where Screen Boundaries Lie (Amsterdam University Press, 2021). She publishes mainly on digital and visual culture, but also has research interests in interactive storytelling, the philosophy of technology, the posthuman, computational culture, and the digital humanities.   

Areas of Focus

History of VFX, VFX and Philosophy of the Image, VFX and Performance, Digital culture and VFX

Relevant Publications

She Crawls Out of the TV, or, On the Gendered Screen

You have all the weapons you need’ – Sucker Punch and the Multiform Gaze

Surface, Display, Life: Re-thinking the Screen from Projection to Video Mapping

Seeing Movement: On Performance Capture Imagery and James Cameron’s Avatar

A Point of Light: Epiphanic Cinephilia in Mamoru Oshii’s Avalon

Virtual Cinematography and the Digital Real: (Dis)placing the Moving Image Between Reality and Simulacra