Working full-time in the games industry and still keeping in touch with academia can be quite challenging at times – especially when it comes to visiting conferences and other time-consuming endeavors. […]
From its inception, game studies (and its European version in particular) has been struggling to constitute itself as an independent, interdisciplinary research field. Even today true institutional independence seems to be a rather optimistic vision – […]
From November 24 to 25, I attended the international conference “The Fantastic in a Transmedia Era. New Theories, Texts, Contexts” in Odense, DK. Click here to read a short report.
For the interdisciplinary e-journal “IMAGE” I have written an article discussing ‘game-like’ storyworlds and their video game adaptions. Its – totally funny and original – title is “The Game of Game of Thrones”.
On May 28, I had the opportunity to attend a highly inspiring event dealing with the current state of game studies: the “Grounding Game Studies” symposium at the University of Copenhagen. Learn more!
I have done some research on “Game of Thrones” and written about it. The respective book has not been published yet, but today you can pre-order it on Amazon.com. Click to learn who is also involved.
One of the most anticipated events of my academic year took place in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, from June 11 through June 14, 2014: the annual conference of the Society for the Cognitive Study of the Moving Image. Click here to read the full report.
DIEGESIS is an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to narrative research. The journal’s latest issue deals with narratological approaches to video games and includes a co-authored article on video game characters by Jan-Noël Thon and myself.
„Transmedial Worlds in Convergence Media Culture“? At first glance the main topics of the highly anticipated Winter School at the University of Tuebingen (February 24-28, 2014) appear to be excellent […]
A few weeks back I received an invitation to the upcoming Winter School on “Transmedial Worlds in Convergent Media Culture”, February 24-28, 2014 at the University of Tuebingen. Today the […]
Staying indoors when the sun is shining, having pizza for dinner and Zombie films at night. The international conference “Games, Cognition, and Emotion” which took place from July 5 till […]
While visiting New York last year I did not only fall in love with the Big Apple but also with the SCSMI, the Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving […]
At first glance attending the annual conference of the SCSMI (Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image) sounds somewhat old-fashioned: “Cognitive film studies? That’s so 1970s!” … But far […]
To celebrate the relaunch of my website on WordPress.com I’d like to welcome all non-German visitors by re-publishing a short essay which has been first published on my Tumblr. It […]
A few days ago the German report within the project “Mapping Digital Media” of the Open Society Foundations has passed final editing and is now published online. In mid-2011 it […]