Academia

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]….

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…

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”…

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…

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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