Holding an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from Portland State University, Samara Hayley Steele’s writing has appeared in various publications including the East Bay ExpressAdbusters,  Slingshot, and IndyBay.  Her scholarship explores gaming, subjectivity, political-economy, and code.  She is a practitioner and theorist of larp (live action role play), and is currently an Advanced Research Affiliate with the Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab at USC.