Speaking


 

Upcoming:

  • October 18-19 2019, “The Unpredictability of Gameplay”, Philosophy of Gambling Conference, University of Macau.
  • September 3-5 2019, “Career Progression for Early-Career Scholars”, RANGES Conference, Université de Sherbrooke, Quebec.
  • August 20-23 2019, “Disability and Mental Health as a Video Game Live Streamer”, 14th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Manchester, UK.
  • August 9-11 2019, “Super Mario Poker: Bluffs, Tells and Reading in Super Mario Maker Level Design”, Replaying Japan, Kyoto, Japan.
  • August 6-10 2019, “What do Game Developers Think about Loot Boxes?”, Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) Conference, Kyoto, Japan. (With Dr Tom Brock)
  • August 6-10 2019, “Revisiting Playbor: Extending the Ludo Mix into Media Industries”, Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) Conference, Kyoto, Japan (Panel).
  • August 6-10 2019, “The Impacts of Live Streaming on the Video Game Industry”, Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) Conference, Kyoto, Japan. (With Dr Jamie Woodcock)
  • August 6-10 2019, “Gaming, Gambling & the New Monetization of Digital Play”, Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) Conference, Kyoto, Japan. (Panel)
  • August 6-10 2019, “Norms of Gaming Competition and the Challenge from Pay-to-Win”, Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) Conference, Kyoto, Japan.
  • May 28 2019, “The Impacts of Live Streaming and Twitch.tv on the Video Game Industry”, International Communication Association Conference, Washington DC.

 

Recent:

  • 4-6 April 2019, “Contemporary Playbor in Esports, Live Streaming, and Daily Fantasy”, CounterPlay 2019: Playing at the Edge, International Play Festival. Aarhus, Denmark.
  • 28-30 March 2019, “Loot Boxes and the Gamblification of Digital Game Design”, Alberta Gambling Research Institute Conference, Banff, Alberta.
  • 5th December 2018, “Why do People Watch Other People Playing Video Games? The Rise of the Broadcasting and Spectating of Digital Play”, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London.
  • 28th November 2018, “Algorithmic Power and the Gamblification of Contemporary Video Games”, Department of Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London.
  • 27th November 2018, “Why do People Watch Other People Playing Video Games? The Rise of the Broadcasting and Spectating of Digital Play”, Whitehead Lectures in Cognition, Computation and Culture, Department of Computing, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
  • 22nd-23rd November 2018, “Daily Fantasy Sports Betting and The Rise of Instrumental Fandom”, Seminar on eSports, Exergames and Fantasy Leagues, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.
  • 8th-11th November 2018, “Toward a Theory of Cultivation Play: Character Progression Work in Video Games as Autonomy, Engagement, and Praxis”, National Communication Association, Game Studies Division, Salt Lake City, Utah (With Dr Sky Anderson) (Winner of Top Paper Award).
  • 10th-13th October, 2018, “The Socio-Technical Entanglements of Live Streaming on Twitch.tv”, Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR) Conference, Montreal, Canada.
  • 10th-13th October, 2018, “‘And today’s top donator is’: How Live Streamers on Twitch.tv Monetise and Gamify Broadcasts”, Going Live AOIR Pre-Conference, Montreal, Canada.