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  • Book review of Digital Play (Dutch)
    November 19, 2014 · Academia

    Book review of Digital Play (Dutch)

    For the University of Amsterdam Humanities’ faculty newsletter I was asked to reread an academic book that has been a “revelation” (openbaring) to me. I chose Stephen Kline et al.’s Digital Play: The…

  • Two NRC articles on Destiny and TinyLoot
    November 17, 2014 · Journalism

    Two NRC articles on Destiny and TinyLoot

    Below are the two most recent articles for NRC Handelsblad. The first is on the megamilliondollar game Destiny and draws on my PhD research on blockbuster economics. The second article is more contemporary…

  • Longread on Dutch Python developer
    November 14, 2014 · Journalism

    Longread on Dutch Python developer

    Earlier this year at Dropbox’s HQ in San Francisco Niels ‘t Hooft and I interviewed Guido van Rossum. Apart from being an University of Amsterdam alumni and being a really nice and bright…

November 17, 2014 · Journalism

Dit wil je weten! Nederland in ideeën 2015

Welkom! Dit bericht is onderdeel van de online tentoonstelling Nederland in ideeën, waarin 93 wetenschappers, ondernemers en kunstenaars antwoord geven op één vraag van Paulien Cornelisse: ‘Welk inzicht uit je vakgebied kan anderen…

Interviews in Volkskrant & De Telegraaf
November 12, 2014 · Appearances

Interviews in Volkskrant & De Telegraaf

The last month I did two brief newspaper interviews on games. The article for De Telegraaf is titled “‘Extremistische game is digitale cartoon’” (Extremist game is digital cartoon) is based on the observation…

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