Mark R.

Senior Lecturer in Digital Cultures at the Department of Media and Communications, University of Sydney. Researching video game streaming on, as well as esports, gamblification, and game design. Also blogs, podcasts, and designs and codes freeware roguelike Ultima Ratio Regum.

Recent Papers & Books

Humour and Comedy in Digital Game Live Streaming

What roles do the often-scathing humour, wit and comedy of Twitch play on the platform?

Twitch, Fish, Pokémon and Plumbers: Game Live Streaming by Nonhuman Actors

Why are there artificial intelligences and animals streaming on Twitch, and why do people watch?

Gamer Identities of Video Game Live Streamers with Disabilities

How do disabled video game players on Twitch construct and manage identity through their play?

Behind the Streams: The Off-Camera Labour of Live Streamers

What unseen labour are video game live streamers doing, and how does it shape their lives and experiences?