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Raine Koskimaa: “Introduction to eSport Culture”
February 7 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The C21 Serious Play Collaboratory is hosting a special lecture by Raine Koskimaa (University of Jyvaskyla) on Friday at 3:30 in Curtin Hall 118!
In this talk, titled “Introduction to eSport Culture,” Koskimaa will survey the development of eSports and identify specific cultural formations with an eye to defining critical approaches to these phenomena and experiences.
There will be a reception with light refreshments following the talk in the Center for 21st Century Studies (Curtin 939). This event is cosponsored by C21 and the Serious Play/Digital Cultures Collaboratory.
About the Speaker:
Raine Koskimaa, PhD, is a Professor of Contemporary Culture Studies at the University of Jyvaskyla and Vice Director of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies. He conducts research in the fields of game studies, digital literature, transmedia storytelling and digital culture. He is the co-founder of the Cybertext Yearbook, the author of Digital Literature: From Text to Hypertext and Beyond. Koskimaa has published widely, especially on digital culture and digital literature, and his writings have been translated into several languages. His current research interests are eSports, games and transmedia, and time and temporality in games.