Serina Patterson is Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of English at the University of British Columbia. She received an M.A. in English at the University of Victoria in 2008 and an Honours B.A. with distinction in English and Business Administration at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2007. Her publications on UX design for digital-age youth have appeared in LIBER and Scholarly and Research Communication and she has a chapter on casual medieval games in Daniel Kline’s collection Digital Gaming Re-Imagines the Middles Ages (New York: Routledge, 2013). She is also editing a forthcoming edited collection, Games and Gaming in Medieval Literature (New York: Palgrave) and has a forthcoming article in Studies in Philology on medievalism in seventeenth-century monster culture. Her current research focuses on the convergence between manuscripts and late medieval game culture. She is also involved in the fields of game studies and digital humanities. In addition to scholarly activities, Serina is an interaction and web designer and has worked on several digital projects, including large-scale social networks and online libraries. She consults for the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab at the University of Victoria.

More informally, I grew up in Northern Ontario and am currently living in the Pacific-Northwest. I am happily married and live with four birds named Petri, Princess Penelope, Beaker, and Sir Percival/Percy (two conures, one white-bellied Caique, and one Greyheaded Cape Parrot) and some fish. I enjoy exploring the outdoors hiking, camping (usually in a tent or ice trailer on runners), birding, running, canoeing, snowshoeing, and being in the wilderness. Birding is almost an obsession all its own. I also love to fish and will go fishing whenever and wherever the opportunity arises. Indoors I am an avid gamer and game designer (my favourite game of all time is Dragon Warrior), yarn spinner (wool, not tales), and amateur rare book collector. I also play Irish traditional music on the tinwhistle and Uilleann pipes (though I am a beginner piper) — I look forward to a good session where I can meet fellow musicians and learn new tunes.

I’m not sure what else to say, so here are a few tunes instead:

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Colophon: The typefaces used on the site are Novocento Wide, Merriweather, Lamar Pen, and Leander.

(I designed this website using Photoshop, WordPress, and a base framework).