Carman Ng is postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bremen, with research sojourns in the United States (Fulbright) and Germany (Erasmus Mundus, DAAD). Her current project intersects game studies, transmedia, and affective sciences, with the aim to theorize multimodal semiotics for (social impact) game designs that engage with affect, empathy, and mental health. She is interested in examining multimodal semiotics and ideologies of popular media and designs of digital interfaces. Media of interest include digital games, anime, comics, and graphic novels; as well as experimental forms of media art. Outside the academia, she has participated in the Hong Kong community theater as a performer, writer, and techie.