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Espen Aarseth

Espen Aarseth, Dr. Art.

Full Professor

IT University of Copenhagen
Rued Langgaards Vej 7
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Denmark

Building: 5F11

Information Desk: 72185000

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I am the Head of Research at the Center for Computer Games Research,[ link:  http://game.itu.dk ] where I have worked on the aesthetics of computer games since its founding in 2003.  I am currently also director for the Games Program here at the IT University of Copenhagen. I am also Editor-in-Chief of Game Studies (http://gamestudies.org ), the oldest peer reviewed journal in the field of (surprise!) game Studies.

My current research concerns ideological, narrative, semiotic and ontological aspects of games and game communication, as well as topics such as game addiction, games and meaning, and also digital literature culture and aesthetics (what some people used to call "new media" 15-20 years ago).

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    Research areas

  • Game Aesthetics, Game Cultue, Digital Aesthetics

Research outputs (58)

  1. Published

    Game Studies

    Research output: Conference Article in Proceeding or Book/Report chapterEncyclopedia chapterResearch

  2. Published

    Le jeu et son nom : qu’est-ce qu’un auteur de jeu vidéo ?

    Research output: Journal Article or Conference Article in JournalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Two Decades of Game Studies

    Research output: Journal Article or Conference Article in JournalEditorial

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Research Activities (41)

  1. The Ugly Duckling: How Diegetic Games Resemble but Transcend Storytelling

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

  2. Can 'interactivity' be saved? A terminological triage

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

  3. Ludo-Literacy, Or, The complex cultural objects and practices we for some reason call games

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesLecture and oral contribution

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Recent activities and conferences

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