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A game designer and a PhD student in the Tampere University Game Research Lab. I have worked in the gamelab since 2015. In my dissertation I study the relation of online media and tabletop-gaming. My research interests are focused on board game cultures, hybrid play, post-digitality, game design, game based learning and game jams. I have co-written over 10 research articles and have been teaching game studies and game design in several courses. Currently I am employed as a researcher in Aalto University, studying game jams. Since 2018, I have been the main organizer for Ropecon Academic Seminar.

Research interests

Board Games, Board Game Cultures, Hybrid Play, Post-digitality, Game Design, Game Jams, Game Based Learning (GBL). 

Grants and awards

Alfred Kordelin foundation grant for PhD work, 6 months, 2020. 

Keywords

  • HT Communities. Classes. Races
  • Board game communitiess
  • NE Print media
  • Board games
  • GV Recreation Leisure
  • Board games
  • Hobby cultures

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