Patrick Jagoda

Advisory Council member Patrick Jagoda is Associate Professor of English, and an affiliate faculty member in Cinema and Media studies and the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago. He specializes in new media studies, digital storytelling, contemporary American literature, and digital game theory and design. He is co-editor of Critical Inquiry and co-founder (with Melissa Gilliam) of the Game Changer Chicago Design Lab.


Hyperrhhiz: The Portal | The Sandbox

Mar 01, 2018

Hyperrhiz on Patrick Jagoda and Sha Xin Wei's Alternate Reality Game, The Project"The multilinear experience of The Project came, in both intended and unexpected ways, to serve as an allegory of the game design and production process itself. The game explored the possibilities and limits of play in an early twenty-first century media ecology that blurs the distinction between work and play. The Project sought to produce a collectively imagined augmented reality through sited experiences and emergent networks of play."

UChicago News: Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry brings out playful side of scholars, artists

Mar 11, 2014

Drew Messinger-Michaels writes on the Play As Inquiry practicum for UChicago News: “It was the opening night of Play as Inquiry, a practicum co-curated by Sha Xin Wei and Patrick Jagoda, both Mellon fellows at the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry. Posters featuring cartoon ducklings (or maybe rubber duckies) lined the walls of the Performance Penthouse at the Logan Center. There were ushers doling out cards, wearing white gloves and communicating only through pantomime...”

Mellon Fellow Patrick Jagoda launches new project

Jul 05, 2013

The Game Changer Chicago Design Lab, co-founded by 2012-2013 Gray Center Mellon Fellow Patrick Jagoda, is launching its latest project, "The Source", on July 8th.  Click here for more information.




 May 08, 2018, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry

Gray Center Lab at Midway Studios, 929 E. 60th St.

SIDEBAR welcomes Gray Center Mellon Collaborative Fellows Patrick Jagoda (University of Chicago Department of English) and Thenmozhi Soundararajan (activist, transmedia artist and theorist) in conversation about their fellowship project, Imagining Futures.



 Nov 29, 2018, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
 Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry

929 E. 60th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

The Gray Center is pleased to announce the launch of Portable Gray, a new journal dedicated to the weirdness found at the heart of the arts and scholarship(s). Free food. Free drinks. Meet contributors. Complimentary copies of the inaugural issue.