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Work-in-Progress paper on social media industry partnerships

Anne Helmond, Fernando van der Vlist and I would like to circulate the pre-print of our conference paper on ‘The Political Economy of Social Data: A Historical Analysis of Platform–Industry Partnerships’. [PDF: SMSociety17_paper_138_preprint.pdf]….

Keynote at congres Duurzame Inzetbaarheid – June 15, 2017

If there is one domain that benefits from considering playful and gameful approaches, it’s HR and the realm of employee retention. I’ll give a keynote for the Congres Over Duurzame Inzetbaarheid. Here’s the…

Academic book chapter on the European game industry

For the Palgrave series Global Media Policy and Business a new edited volume has come out edited by colleague, friend and best-dressed-Professor-everrr Anthony Fung from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The book…

Book chapter (Dutch) on games and pedagogy

For an introductory Dutch textbook on pedagogy my esteemed colleague Joke Hermes and I contributed a chapter on games, gamification and social media and how they relate to learning. In the chapter we…

Book chapter (Dutch) on academic publishing

The fourth installment of the popular “Netherlands in Ideas” series by Maven Publishing grappled with the question asked by photographer Anton Corbijn: “What do you resist?” 101 academics, entrepreneurs and artists answer that…

Talk at GAMEWORK Seminar 1 – February 20, 2017

GAMEWORK is a Nordic research initiative run by the University of Tampere, Umeå University, and the University of Bergen and focuses on research on game development cultures. As part of their inaugural seminar…

Academic book chapter on app advertising

One of the most fun, rewarding but also challenging parts of my postdoctoral research project has been to gain a deeper understanding of app advertising. Specifically, I wanted to understand why the “acquisition”…

Item on ‘free’ games for TV-show De Rekenkamer

One of the most fundamental parts of my research on apps focuses on the “free-to-play” business model for mobile games. In my paper on Candy Crush, for example, I argue that there is…

Farewell interview for Folia magazine

My “transfer” from the University of Amsterdam to the U of Toronto was noticed by the great people of the University of Amsterdam’s independent Folia Magazine. I did an in-depth interview with Laurens…

Assistant professor position at U of Toronto

That’s it… I am moving to Canada…! But really! I am very happy and proud to announce that I have accepted a position as tenure track Assistant Professor Media Studies at the University…

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