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Dr. Kata Szita

Visiting Research Fellow (Trinity Long Room Hub)


Visiting Research Fellow (Computer Science)

Dr. Kata Szita is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie research fellow at the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute and ADAPT Centre of Excellence for AI-Driven Digital Content Technology at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Her research involves the cognitive studies of immersive digital media technologies and she has authored a wide range of publications on attention, recollection, narrative engagement, and social behaviour in terms of smartphone spectatorship, augmented reality, cinematic virtual reality, social virtual reality, and the Metaverse. Currently, she leads interdisciplinary and cross-sector research projects on user experiences in social virtual reality and augmented reality and, as a collaborator, is involved in studies of the cognitive processing of fictional information, virtual youth behaviour, and digital personas. Szita is associate editor for PRESENCE: Virtual and Augmented Reality (MIT Press).
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Society for the Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI)
European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS)
Swedish Cognitive Science Society (SweCog)
INDCOR (Interactive Narrative Design for Complexity Representations) COST Action
Cognitive Science Society (CSS)
Phenonarratology and cinematic virtual reality: A phenomenological and analytical approach to embodied viewing and the changing sensory scope in, editor(s)Agnes Karolina Bakk Peter Makai , Immersion in Analogue and Digital Environments: Enchantment as a Laboratory for Transdisciplinary Thinking and Practice, 2024, [Kata Szita], Book Chapter, ACCEPTED  TARA - Full Text
Kata Szita, Wyatt Moss-Wellington, Xiaolin Sun, Eugene Ch"ng, Going to the movies in VR: Virtual reality cinemas as alternatives to in-person co-viewing, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 181, 2024, p103150-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Kata Szita, Brendan Rooney, Smartphone spectatorship in unenclosed environments: The physiological impacts of visual and sonic distraction during movie watching on mobile devices, Entertainment Computing (Elsevier), (48), 2024, p100598-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Kata Szita & Cheng Hung Lo, Visual Storytelling and Narrative Experiences in Extended Reality: Guest Editors" Introduction, PRESENCE: Virtual and Augmented Reality, MIT Press, (30), 2023, p1 - 9, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Jennifer O'Meara and Kata Szita, AR cinema: Visual storytelling and embodied experiences with augmented reality filters and backgrounds, PRESENCE: Virtual and Augmented Reality, MIT Press, 2023, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Kata Szita, A virtual safe space? An approach of intersectionality and social identity to behavior in virtual environments, Journal of Digital Social Research, 4, (2), 2022, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Embodied interaction and immersive film experiences on smartphones in, editor(s)Max Schleser Xiaoge Xu , Mobile Storytelling in an Age of Smartphones , Cham, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021, pp205 - 219, [Kata Szita], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Kata Szita & Pierre Gander, Remote and lab-based research of viewing experiences and recollection in cinematic virtual reality, Swedish Cognitive Science Society (SweCog) 16th annual conference, online, 10-12 November, 2021, edited by Erik Billing & Andreas Kalckert , 2021, pp41 - 43, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL  Other  Other
Haptic cinema: Smartphones and the spectator's body in, editor(s)Alberto Brodesco Federico Giordano , Body Images in the Post-Cinematic Scenario: The Digitization of Bodies , Udine, Mimesis International, 2017, pp113 - 122, [Kata Szita], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL

Kata Szita, Smartphone cinematics: A cognitive study of smartphone spectatorship, Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, 2019, Book, PUBLISHED