Appearances

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Interviews by Emerce, Elsevier, New Scientist, EditieNL and NOS

October and November have been busy months with some nice interviews, profiles and comments about my research (past and present). First off, I contributed to a rather large story on e-sports for Emerce’s…

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…

Roundup of media interviews

Last couple of months I did a series of interviews mostly about games and virtual worlds. Check’m out! NOS.nl, July 13, 2015. “‘Op mijn kaartje staat ceo, in mijn hart ben ik een…

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…

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