“The body of a gamer”
Tom Apperley, University of New South Wales, Australia
Friday, March 14, 1:00-2:30pp
All are welcome to attend
Tom Apperley is an ethnographer that specializes in researching digital games, digital literacies and pedagogies, and social inclusion. He is the co-editor of the open-access peer-reviewed journal, Digital Culture & Education, his open-access print-on-demand book Gaming Rhythms: Play and Counterplay from the Situated to the Global, was published by The Institute of Network Cultures in 2010. Tom’s more recent work has appeared in the journals Digital Creativity, First Monday, and Westminster Papers in Culture and Communication. He is currently the co-chief investigation on the Australian Linkage Council funded project ‘Avatar and identity’ which explores the parallel histories of digital gaming and the computer interface through textual, graphic, haptic and motion based iterations of the avatar.