Tag Archives: digital culture

Best of both worlds: Windows 10?

I have been running some small workflow tests on doing basic daily tasks – writing, surfing the web, doing email and project budgets – comparatively on three environments: Chromebook, Windows 10 touchscreen PC, and a Macbook Pro. While the Mac … Continue reading

Applications open: Masters’ Degree in Internet and Game Studies (IGS)

The application period is now open (until 27 January) for doing the Master’s Degree in Internet and Game Studies in the University of Tampere – if you want to work in your studies with the team of researchers and teachers … Continue reading

Sony RX10o: pocket, meet camera

Photography is an interesting thing – many interesting things. Take cameras, for example. For some people, cameras and lenses appear to mean perhaps more than the actual photographs they are supposed to use those equipment for. The global growth of … Continue reading

CFP: Fanitutkimuksen konferenssi “Nörttikulttuurin nousu” (3.-4.3.2016)

Levittäkää sanaa: Esitelmäkutsu/CFP: NÖRTTIKULTTUURIN NOUSU Kuudes valtakunnallinen fandom-tutkimuksen konferenssi Jyväskylän yliopiston Taiteiden ja kulttuurin tutkimuksen laitoksella 3.–4.3.2016 Ketä voi haukkua nörtiksi – ja kuka puolestaan on “todellinen nörtti”? Haittaako, että yhä useampi vastaantulija tuntee nettislangia ja kulttifiktion sankareita? Entä onko … Continue reading

Gestures and multi-touch: Logitech T650

As operating systems evolve, so do the ways of interacting with them. While older laptops might have still the processing power or even the disk space to run e.g. Win8 or Win10, it is often in the control, or human … Continue reading

The Video Game Debate, new book available for (pre)order

New book available for preorder: The Video Game Debate: Unravelling the Physical, Social, and Psychological Effects of Video Games (eds. Rachel Kowert & Thorsten Quandt). Table of contents for this highly interesting, multidisciplinary volume is below: 1. A Brief History of Video … Continue reading

4K Ultra HD monitor

Sharper is better. I just booked the last remaining unit of Samsung U28D590D, an Ultra HD, 4K monitor from the local PC store (a display unit) at nice, 320 euros price. This is probably the most budget-consious alternative in 4K, … Continue reading

Talk in London about Hybrid Playful Experiences

I will give a talk about “Hybrid Playful Experiences – Bridging the Physical-Digital Divide” this Wednesday in London, at the Innovations for the Benefit of Packaging and Commercial Printing event. This research is related both the the ‘Hybrid Media COST … Continue reading

The Dark Side of Game Play, book out

Finally: the very important “Dark Play” volume that has long been in the making is finally out! Titled The Dark Side of Game Play: Controversial Issues in Playful Environments (Routledge 2015), the work is edited by the excellent team of … Continue reading

MEC 2015 keynote, Salla

This week I have the pleasure of delivering the keynote in MEC 2015 conference in Salla, Lapland. My title is “Games, Play and Playfulness: Ludic Turn in Culture and Society?” The conference programme is available at: http://www.ulapland.fi/InEnglish/About-us/News–Events/Events/Events-2015/MEC-2015/Programme