The following paper comes from a presentation given at ECREA in 2010 and at NCA in 2011 (the version of which can be found here on the blog). I submitted this paper to a journal, but never did anything with it after it was rejected. I still think there are interesting ideas in the paper, … Continue reading Metaphors for making sense of virtual worlds
The following is the bulk of the presentation I will be giving this Friday, October 11th, at the Midwest Popular Culture Association conference in St. Louis. For all of you (which is the majority of the world) who cannot be there to hear the presentation, I give you what it is all about -- my … Continue reading Making Sense of Superhero Films
The team from the Virtual Worlds Research Group at Roskilde University in Denmark were filmed giving talks about their varied and unique research projects -- about the major findings that came out of their participation in the group. You can view each by following this link. Unfortunately, unless you understand Danish, only mine and Ates' … Continue reading Virtual Worlds – Sense-making and Innovation
This video was produced by Roskilde University, with assistance from Dominican University, to summarize and even illustrate some of the findings from my research study, Virtual Worlds Entertainment. In this video I discuss what I had done, what I had learned, and perhaps what others can learn from it all.
In September of 2008, with the ink on my doctorate barely dry, I jumped a plane and landed in Denmark. I had accepted a post-doctorate research fellowship at Roskilde University with the Virtual Worlds Research Project. My main research project with the group would turn out to be a qualitative experiment to understand how people … Continue reading Making Sense of Entertainment in Virtual Worlds