Academia

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…

TV interview for 7Ditches

Last month my beard and I had an in-depth 31 minute conversation about my research, business models, app economics, app development, Apple, and the US elections with Krijn Schuurman from 7DitchesTV. Don’t worry,…

Academic article on game journalism

As you might have noticed, it has been relatively quiet here. For the last couple of months I have been working on a number of academic projects. One of which is a research…

My latest academic article on Candy Crush

As part of my ongoing project on “app economics” I published an academic article for Social Media+Society on the political economy of free-to-play games. I focused on one of the most popular games…

Nominated as Person of the Year!

There’s a first for everything! Folia (the University of Amsterdam’s independent magazine) nominated me as one of the 10 (wo)men of the year. PhD-student Sicco de Knecht came in first for his role…

Parool: “9 Amsterdamse academici onder de 45 die hoge ogen gooien over de grens”

As a lover of listicles I was honored to be among the “Top 9 Amsterdam academics under 45 who are doing well abroad“. I’m one of the youngest and in the great company…

Radio interview on game studies & academia

Yesterday, Sunday the 22nd, I was a guest at Radio Swammerdam at AmsterdamFM for an hourlong conversation about game research, game studies and the current crisis at Dutch universities. I was joined by…

2014 wrap-up

First of all, all the best for 2015. As you can see, the last couple of months have been a mixed blessing. As we speak I’m recovering from a hernia inguinalis surgery which…

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