Curators for joue le jeu

La Gaîté Lyrique invites Lynn Hughes, Heather Kelley, and Cindy Poremba as curators for Joue le jeu. The three women met in Montreal, home of the kokoromi game collective co-founded by Ms. Kelley, and the Technoculture Art and Games (TAG) Research Centre, co-founded by Ms. Hughes. Dr. Poremba is a key member of both of these groups.


Lynn Hughes is a digital media researcher, artist, and designer who holds the Chair of Interaction Design and Games Innovation at Concordia University in Montreal. She was instrumental in the founding and financing of the Hexagram Institute for Media Art and Technology, which is the largest new media hub in Canada. More recently she co- founded the Technoculture, Art, and Games (TAG) Research Centre, which fosters game research and design both at the university and in the broader independent games community. Her own production currently focuses on the design of full body, sensor based games.



Heather Kelley is a media artist, curator, and game designer. She was named by Fast Company magazine as one of 2011’s thirty most influential women in technology. Ms. Kelley is co-founder of the experimental game collective Kokoromi. She heads her experience design studio Perfect Plum, whose original product is the OhMiBod Remote app, an intuitive and beautiful iPhone interface to control a connected vibrator. She holds a Master in Communication from the University of Texas at Austin




Cindy Poremba is a digital media researcher, creator, and curator, exploring the intersection of documentary, video games and interactive art. She holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Concordia University, and currently works as an Assistant Professor in Digital Futures, at OCAD University in Toronto. She organizes non-traditional exhibitions, workshops and “new arcade” events as an independent artist/curator and is a key member of the kokoromi game collective.