Espen Aarseth

Espen Aarseth

Full Professor

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

Building: 5D15

Information Desk: 72185000

Research Group Coordinator

Center for Computer Games Research

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I am the Head of Research at the Center for Computer Games Research,[ link: ] 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 ( ), 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).


    Research areas

  • Game Aesthetics, Game Cultue, Digital Aesthetics

Publications (18)

  1. Published
  2. Published

    Challenges for Game Addiction as a Mental Health Diagnosis

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings

  3. Published

    Connecting the Dots between Games and Addiction

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewConference abstract for conference

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Research Activities (1)

  1. International Journal of Transmedia Literacy (Journal)

    Activity: CommunicationEditor of Research journal

Recent activities and conferences

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