Joanna S. Robinson
MA: Popular Culture, Brock University (2009)
BA: Communications, Media, Culture and Society (2005)
Joanna was raised in Australia, and came to Canada to study in 2000, before making Vancouver her home. She is passionate about live music and the performing arts, and loves working behind the scenes to make the magic happen. She's worked on a variety of performing arts projects, including virtual world theatre troupe the Jewell Theatre.
Joanna is an early adopter and has been involved in virtual world communities for many years. Since her position as Research Associate / Program Assistant in the early years of the Master of Digital Media program at the Centre For Digital Media, Joanna has been involved in a variety of virtual worlds and digital media projects. In recent years she was a Research Assistant in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Dean's Office, and Coordinator, Communications and Events in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University. She is now working as a Program Assistant supporting remote teaching and learning at Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies.
"Joanna worked with me directly as a teaching partner for Building Virtual Worlds.
She provided valuable technical assistance especially in terms of helping the graduate students build content in Second Life. She also provided the virtual land, and managed the virtual space for our online activities. Joanna is a kind and considerate person with a passion for technology and how it is interwoven with society."
-Jeffrey Ventrella, Founder Wiggle Planet, There.com