CV

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Matthew Wells

111-70 Turntable Crescent,
Toronto, Ontario M6H 4K9
(C) 647-774-4536
matthew.wells@ryerson.ca

 

Academic Employment

  • 2017 – Present: Ryerson University, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow

 

Education

  • 2012 – 2017: University of Toronto, PhD, Faculty of Information
  • 2010 – 2012: University of Toronto, Master of Information, Faculty of Information
  • 2009 – 2010: University of Toronto, PhD, Medieval Studies [not obtained]
  • 2008 – 2009: University of Toronto M.A, Medieval Studies
  • 2005 – 2008: Carleton University, B.A. (Hon.), History
  • 1995 – 1999: McGill University, B.Sc., Computer Science

 

Awards

External:

  • 2014: Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • 2009 – 2012: Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral (Declined after April 2010)
  • 2009: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (Declined)
  • 2008: Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s
  • 2008: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (Declined)

Internal:

  • 2011: Library Services Centre Award in Cataloguing, University of Toronto
  • 2009: Avie Bennett Scholarship, University of Toronto
  • 2008: Graduate Admission Award University of Toronto
  • 2008: University Medal in Arts Carleton University
  • 2008: Underhill Prize in History Carleton University
  • 2007: Fitzroy Township Historical Society Scholarship Carleton University
  • 2007: General In-Course Scholarship Carleton University

 

Publications

Refereed:

    • Wells, M. (2016). Deliberate constructions of the mind: simulation games and fictional models. Games and Culture, 11(5), 528-547.
  • Wells, M. (2015). Social semiotics as theory and practice in library and information science. Journal of Documentation, 71(4), 691-708.
  • Wells, M. (2014). The programmer as player: uncovering latent forms of digital play using structuration and actor-network theory. Loading…, 7(12), 59-80.

 

Non-Refereed:

  • Wells, M. (2008). Rediscovering the lost homines of eleventh-century Aragon: a re-examination of a medieval social and political community. Undergraduate Thesis.

 

Presentations

    • “Spacewar Mode: How Early Digital Games Normalized the Screen.” Game History Annual Symposium, Montreal, June 2014.

 

    • “Playing at Making, Phase 1: Findings and Discussion Points.” With S. Grimes, A. Harvey, B. Van Gorp, A. Cybulski, S. Danilovic, and A. Keenan. Canadian Communication Association (CCA) Annual Conference. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, St. Catharine’s, May 2014.

 

    • “Fun and Games With the Computer: Programming as Play in the Microcomputer Era.” Meeting of the Canadian Game Studies Association (CGSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, St. Catharine’s, May 2014.

 

    • “8 Bits is Enough: The Rise of Retro Gaming.” Presentation and gaming session. Critical Gaming Series, University of Toronto, March 2014.

 

    • “Conceptual Space: Engaging With Digital Game Worlds Using Metaphor Theory.” Meeting of the Canadian Game Studies Association (CGSA), Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Victoria, June 2013.

 

    • “Games in Film – ‘Tetris: From Russia With Love.'” Panel discussion with Susan Abramovitch and Brett Caraway. Semaphore Research Cluster, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, January 2013.

 

    • “Girlfriend Mode: A discussion on portrayals of women in games and gaming.” Co-presented with Mat Calverley and Tracy Munusami. Critical Gaming Series, Semaphore Research Cluster, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, October 2012.

 

    • “The Right Not to Fight: The Hostis in the Medieval Kingdom of Aragon.” Interdisciplinary Medieval Studies Conference: “Battle and Bloodshed: Representations of War in the Middle Ages”, University of Sheffield, June 2009.

 

    • “The Hostis in the Medieval Kingdom of Aragon”. Pierre Savard Conference, University of Ottawa, April 2009.

 

  • “War on Posterity: British Reaction and Response to the Destruction of Louvain by German Forces in August 1914″. History Undergraduate Colloquium, Carleton University, February 2007.

 

Employment

    • Research Assistant: September 2013 – present, Sara Grimes, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

 

    • Teaching Assistant: September 2013 – December 2013, Pereklis Andritsos, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

 

    • Research Assistant: January 2012 – April 2012, July 2012 – June 2013, Alan Galey, Associate Professor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto