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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…

Two interviews on word games and esports

In March I did two interviews on games. The first article is on the continuing success of app word games such as Ruzzle and Wordfeud. The TV show “Lingo” got an app spinoff…

Dutch games industry documentary appearance

The Dutch Games Association together with CLICKNL|Games produced a 4-part documentary on the Dutch Games Industry. My contribution discusses the roles of academics in the Dutch ecosystem and I offer my perspective on…

Academic book chapter on the economics of casual games

As always, I am incredibly happy and proud to publish new academic work. For a volume titled “Social, Casual and Mobile Games – The Changing Gaming Landscape” I contributed a chapter on the…

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