Grace Hagood

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Grace Hagood is a doctoral student in Composition and Rhetoric at the University of South Carolina. Her scholarly interests include game studies, new media, digital humanities, and women's studies.

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Grace Hagood is a doctoral student in Composition and Rhetoric at the University of South Carolina. Her scholarly interests include game studies, new media, digital humanities, and women's studies. She has a background in commercial game design, including "Fallen Earth," winner of Game Industry News' 2009 Game of the Year award for Best Online Game, and "Fallen Earth: Bloodsports."

In 2010, Grace participated in the Humanities Gaming Institute, a three week long institute sponsored by U.SC's Center for Digital Humanities and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Grace is currently working on the NEH-funded serious game "Desperate Fishwives," a game of social drama and community interaction in early modern England. Recently, Grace presented a paper about "Desperate Fishwives" at the 2011 Popular Culture Association. This year, Grace will also be presenting about procedural rhetoric in "Desperate Fishwives" at the 2012 Conference on College Composition and Communication.

Grace's newest digital project is "Ghosts of South Carolina College," an augmented reality application designed to bring U/SC's largely unknown history of slavery literally into view. Our goal is to honor the enslaved people who built and maintained the university, recuperating their historical erasure by giving voice to the human story of those in bondage. The project enables participants to interact with ghostly inhabitants of the antebellum campus using augmented reality to mediate the boundaries between past and present. Participants take on two different characters to interact with the ghosts they find. Once a participant has met a ghost, a virtual memento unlocks additional information on a companion website, including short fiction, poetry, a discussion forum, designer commentary, an annotated bibliography, and links for further study. Grace will be presenting about "GSCC" at the 2012 Computers and Writing Conference.

Grace will also be presenting about procedural rhetoric and feminism at the 2012 Rhetoric Society of America conference.

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