Tag Archives: digital culture

Narrative Theory, Literature, and New Media: new book

New book, edited by Mari Hatavara, Matti Hyvärinen, Maria Mäkelä and myself, is now available for pre-order: Narrative Theory, Literature, and New Media: Narrative Minds and Virtual Worlds (Routledge). This interdisciplinary work discusses and analyses constructions of storyworlds and minds in … Continue reading

‘Mobile Games’ in the International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication & Society

This is a pretty massive reference book (three volumes, 1296 pages) and it should include wealth of materials that is helpful if you study e.g. online gaming, social media, hate speech, or any other of the dozens of its interesting … Continue reading

DiGRA 2015

The next major DiGRA conference to take place in European soil will start tomorrow in Lüneburg, Germany. There are several interesting dimensions to this year’s event, including its chosen theme on “Diversity of Play” and the research papers that highlight the … Continue reading

Dumb Smartwatches?

Apple Watch has been much in the headlines lately, and the leading role Apple has long had in fashionable, personal devices explains much of the hype. If Apple enters the product category, then it is ready for mainstream, the conventional … Continue reading

Playful Identities: The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures

Long in the making, this highly interesting book on ludification of culture is finally in print and available; it includes also my chapter on the culture and identity of online casual play: Frissen, Valerie, Sybille Lammes, Michiel de Lange, Jos … Continue reading

Games and Culture: new papers

Interesting new research has been published in Games and Culture journal, OnlineFirst: Articles Is it in the Game? Reconsidering Play Spaces, Game Definitions, Theming, and Sports Videogames by Garry Crawford Stand by Your Man by Rabindra A. Ratan, Nicholas Taylor, … Continue reading