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Laine Nooney

Assistant Professor of Media and Information Industries

Media, Culture, and Communication

Laine Nooney is an Assistant Professor of Media and Information Industries in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. She carries a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and a Graduate Certification in Women’s and Gender Studies from Stony Brook University, an MA in Cultural Studies from Kansas State University, and a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Dayton. 

Nooney is a media scholar and historian of video games and personal computing. Nooney's current book projects include a labor and industry history of the American computer game industry, told through a case study of the home entertainment software producer Sierra On-Line (1980-2008), and a cultural history of the Apple II microcomputer. Nooney’s work has been published in Game StudiesAmerican Journal of PlayJournal of Visual Culture, The Atlantic, and Digital Creativity. She is a founding editor of the forthcoming ROMchip: A Journal of Game Histories and serves on the Executive Committee of the Special Interest Group for Computing, Information and Society. 

Nooney holds affiliate appointments with the Integrated Digital Media program in the Tandon School of Engineering and with NYU's Game Center in the Tisch School of the Arts. Prior to her appointment at New York University, Nooney was an Assistant Professor of Digital Media in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. Additionally, she was a Postdoctoral Associate with the Intel Science and Technology Center for Social Computer at NYU.


Media, Culture, and Communication

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