Jan 28, 2017 · 3 min read


Judeth Oden Choi is a PhD student at the Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon. Her research focuses on social justice activism on Twitter, playtesting methods for game and experience design (playtestingworkshops.com), and embodied design methods. With a background in theatre, she is interested in marrying elements of dramaturgy, play and performance with user-centered design methods. She considers media production (online and off) a radical act that can counter mainstream narratives and affect change.

With her partners, Chiwan Choi and Peter Woods, she is a founding partner of The Accomplices, after 10 years of co-running Writ Large Press, an independent literary press in Los Angeles dedicated to making publishing accessible, amplifying diverse voices, and creating public literary events that call for participation by and the preservation of communities. In the summer of 2014 and 2017 Writ Large Press and collaborators filled Los Angeles with 90 consecutive days of literary and cultural programming featuring the vitality and diversity of the city.

Judeth has an MFA from NYU’s Tisch Department of Dramatic Writing and a BA from Yale University, where she was on the executive board of the Yale Children’s Theater. She has written and/or directed numerous plays in educational and community setting and nonprofit theatre. Judeth has 20 years of teaching experience as a teaching artist, a middle and high school classroom teacher, and currently as a university teaching assistant. As a program director and writing mentor at Will Power to Youth, Shakespeare Center LA, for over a decade, she has helped teach, manage and design this national award winning arts education and employment program.

See Judeth’s CV here.

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

What’s at Issue: Sex, Stigma, and Politics in ACM Publishing

Toward Measuring Empathy in Virtual Reality

Playtesting with a Purpose

Composition Box: Game Design Tool

Selected Press:

Los Angeles Times, A reading in the Batcaves thanks to 90x90LA and the Griffith Park Storytelling Series, 9/26/2017

Hyperalergic, A Drunken Reading Series Fosters Community in Los Angeles, 8/31/2017

Los Angeles Times, Money talks for writers and other creative with 90X90LA, 8/3/2017

Los Angeles Downtown News, Writ Large Thinks Big With a 90-Day Arts Festival, 8/1/2017

Artillery, Sprints for the Arts, 7/12/2017

Los Angeles Times, Writ Large Crams 90 literary events into 90 days, 6/30/2017

HCII News, Explore, Refine, Persuade: HCII Faculty Take Playtesting to the Next Level, 3/30/2016

Entropy Magazine, Best of 2014: Presses, Magazines, Publishers & Journals, 11/24/2014

KCET, The Right to the City: New Community Spaces Amplify the Voice of Angelenos 6/27/2014

KCET, Rising Women Writers, from Grand Park to Writers at Work, 3/21/14

Los Angeles Magazine, How to do The Last Bookstore, 10/28/2013

Will Power to Youth selected as a case study for Harvard Project Zero report “The Quality of Qualities: Understanding Excellence in Arts Education,” Commissioned by the Wallace Foundation

NEArts, NEA Spotlight: Will Power to Youth partners with NEA and DOJ, Vol. 2, 2008

NPR, All Things Considered, L.A. Teens Tackle a Job: Reimagining Shakespeare,12/16/2006


Researcher, Designer, Writer, Literary Activist


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Researcher, Designer, Writer, Literary Activist

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