Aaron Delwiche, Ph.D.
For more than fifteen years, Professor Aaron Delwiche has studied ways that the Internet can be used to promote global dialogue. With one foot in industry and the other in the academy, he has lived in Osaka, San Francisco, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Seattle, and San Antonio.
In 1995, as a Project Manager with Free Range Media, he oversaw the Christian Science Monitor's entry into the world of on-line journalism. Working closely with Tom Regan, he published and promoted journalist David Rhode's Pulitzer-prize winning expose of the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia . From 1999-2002, as the Director of Interface Development at Lemon Asia, he facilitated Hong Kong's leading interactive agency's regional expansion into Singapore and Mainland China.
Currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, Aaron teaches courses on cyberculture, game design and criticism, film studies, and propaganda. His innovative experiments with virtual worlds in the classroom have been covered by international publications ranging from Wired to The Guardian (UK). Recently, he spent six months in Thailand, studying the behaviors and attitudes of young gamers who congregate in cybercafes to play on-line games such as Ragnarok Online and Lineage II. A gamer, researcher and educator, Aaron writes a biweekly column on digital culture for the San Antonio Current and is a regular contributor to Terra Nova.