Academic

My latest essay: Tiering and ARGs!

Eighteen months ago I submitted an essay idea to Henry Jenkins and Mark Deuze for their special issue of the Convergence journal. The essay, titled 'Emerging Participatory Culture Practices: Player-Created Tiers in Alternate Reality Games’ is in the publication and is now available online. I've created a website to go with the essay for a…

ETC@USC’s Anytime/Anywhere Content Lab

Now this is something I find interesting. The Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California (with big entertainment industry sponsors such as Disney, LucasFilms, NBCUniversal, Fox, Sony, Paramount) are building an 'Anytime/Anywhere Content Lab' (AACL). The overview: The AACL will showcase a wide spectrum of leading edge products, services and technologies in action.…

Henrik Örnebring on the Alias ARGs

Henrik Örnebring, who is at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, and is an ARG researcher that I covered in the 2006 IGDA ARG SIG Whitepaper (see this pub page), has published his essay on the ARGs created for the US TV show Alias. The essay, 'Alternate Reality Gaming and Convergence Culture' is…
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