Guest talk by Nick Bowman


On July 6 Nick Bowman (Syracuse University, US) will give a research talk at our department.

We are inviting interested colleagues, scholars and students to join Associate Professor Nick Bowman's guest talk entitled When is Meta too much? The demanding nature of immersive storytelling* (*and why I don’t like this term very much), which will be held on July 6, from 11:30 CET at conference room 7.03 (Department main building, Währinger Straße 29).

If you are planning to attend, we kindly ask you to register with Tobias Dienlin via email (✉

Nick Bowman (PhD, Michigan State University) is an Associate Professor of Emerging Media at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. His research focuses on the uses and effects of interactive and immersive media, with specific interests in social media, video games, and metaverse technologies. He has published more than 125 peer-reviewed manuscripts and co-authored more than 200 competitively selected conference presentations. He is the editor of Journal of Media Psychology and associate editor for Technology, Mind, and Behavior. Recently, he completed a term as the Fulbright Taiwan Wu Jing-Jyi Arts & Culture Fellow and the National Chengchi University in Taipei, where he was researching the cognitive, emotional, physical, and social demands of virtual reality experiences, including video gaming and digital advertising campaigns. He is a lifelong gamer, part-time mechanic, and an excited-yet-skeptical futurist.

Image © Nick Bowman • Syracuse University