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Article on platformization for New Media & Society

Together with Thomas Poell I worked on an article for New Media & Society on the relationship between digital platforms and cultural production. The article aims to do two things: 1) bring together…

Book chapter on the mainstream coverage of Gamergate

Much has been said about #gamergate. There are almost a dozen high quality scholarly articles that look at various aspects of the movement’s emergence, its goals, its effects, and much more. We decided…

Call for Abstracts — Special Issue on Apps and Infrastructures

We invite submissions for a special issue of Computational Culture, a Journal of Software Studies, on “Apps and Infrastructures”. Excerpt This special issue of Computational Culture welcomes proposals and projects from scholars and…

Talks on platformization and appification in Estonia

This week is all about Estonia to talk more about about appstudies, appification, and cappitalism (ha!) in Tallinn and then on to AoIR in Tartu to talk about platformization of cultural production. If…

Book chapter on Guitar Hero

While there are plenty of game-related top lists available on the interwebs, academics discussing the “greatest” games are few and far between. The newly released “100 Greatest Video Game Franchises” edited by Robert…

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…

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