Arianna Gass is a PhD Student in the joint English and Theater and Performance Studies programs at the University of Chicago. She is an intermedia artist and scholar with an interest in the intersections of digital and embodied play. Her work explores the constructions of relationships between players and texts (video games, novels, live performance), as well as how those individual relationships foment emergent community behavior. Arianna examines these questions from a technical perspective, exploring the small-scale interactions between players and networked and programmable media, as well as from a creative perspective, through the production of interactive performances. Her inquiries draw from work in the fields of feminist and queer theory, game studies, and performance studies.