Arianna Gass

Cohort Year: 2017
Research Interests: Performance studies; 20/21st Century American Literature; media theory; game studies; feminist theory; queer theory.


Arianna 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.


  • "Prosthetic Performance.” Reading Contemporary Performance: Theatricality Across Genres. Eds. Meiling Cheng and Gabrielle Cody. New York: Routledge, 2015, pp. 154-6.