Torill Elvira Mortensen, Dr. art.
IT University of Copenhagen
Rued Langgaards Vej 7
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Information Desk: 72185000
Torill Elvira Mortensen
- Digital Design
- Culture & Technology
- Center for Computer Games Research
Phone: +45 7218 5236
Torill Elvira Mortensen is an associate professor at the IT-University of Copenhagen since July 2010. Before that she was an associate professor in media and communication at Volda University College, Norway, where she worked from 1991 - 2010.
Her Ph D is on games and culture: Pleasures of the player, flow and control in online games (2003), and much of her research and publications are on games, players and playfulness more generally in social media. Her teaching is currently mainly concerned with Digital Rhetoric and Transmedial Storytelling.
Torill is part of the Department of Digital Design, the Culture and Communication research group and the Cult research initiative. Cult is a transmedial research initiative, studying online cultures and communication through a lens of humanities and social science. She is the coordinator of the international Play European Research consortium.
Torill was a member of the board for Norsk Tipping 2011 - 2015 , appointed by the Norwegian Minster of Culture. She served on the board of DiGRA, Digital Games Researchers Association from 2006 – 2010, and she was a founding member of the journal Gamestudies. She is active in several of the internet research communities, and was program chair for Association of Internet Research’s conference IR 11.0 in Stockholm 2010. She wrote Perceiving Play: the Art and Study of Computer Games (2009), a book on games research and the development of the field, and was editor, with Linderoth and Brown, of The Dark Side of Game Play: Controversial Issues in Playful Environments (2015).
2017 Torill Mortensen was visiting the University of Bologna, Italy, and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. She is currently writing a book in relation to the Games and Transgressive Aesthetics project at the University of Bergen, Norway, in collaboration with Kristine Jørgensen (UiB).
Asynchronous Transgressions: Suffering, Relief and Invasions in Nintendo’s Miiverse and StreetpassMortensen, T., Navarro-Remesal, V., Kristine, J. (ed.) & Karlsen, F. (ed.), 2019, Transgression in Games and Play. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, p. 47-44 18 p.
Introduction to Special Issue: Media-ludic approaches: Critical reflections on games and research practiceMortensen, T., Witkowski, E. & Toft-Nielsen, C., 14 Jun 2018, In : MedieKultur. 9 p.
MedieKultur: Media-ludic approaches: Critical reflections on games and research practiceMortensen, T. (ed.) & Witkowski, E. (ed.), 14 Jun 2018, København
Real game worlds: The emotional reality of fictional worldsMortensen, T., 14 Jun 2018, In : MedieKultur. 34, 64, 16 p.
Anger, fear and games: The Long Event of #GamerGateMortensen, T., 2016, In : Games and Culture. p. 1-20
Dark Play: The Aesthetics of Controversial PlayfulnessLinderoth, J. & Mortensen, T. E., 2015, The Dark Side of Gameplay: Controversial Issues in Playful Environments. Mortensen, T. E., Linderoth, J. & Brown, A. ML. (eds.). Routledge, p. 3-12 9 p. (Routledge Advances in Game Studies, Vol. 4).
Keeping the Balance: Morals at the Dark SideMortensen, T. E., 2015, The Dark Side of Game Play. Mortensen, T. E., Linderoth, J. & Brown, A. ML. (eds.). Routledge, p. 154-170 16 p.
The Dark Side of Gameplay: Controversial Issues in Playful EnvironmentsMortensen, T. E. (ed.), Linderoth, J. (ed.) & Brown, A. ML. (ed.), 2015, New York and London: Routledge. 272 p.
It’s just a Game: Presenting Yourself OnlineMortensen, T. & Nørholm, R. R., 15 Jan 2014.
Graeme Kirkpatrick, Aesthetic Theory and the Video GameMortensen, T. E., 2014, In : American Journal of Play. 7, 1
MUDs and MOOsMortensen, T., 2014, The Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media. Ryan, M-L., Emerson, L. & Robertson, B. J. (eds.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, p. 341-343 3 p.
It’s a Quest(ion) of timingMortensen, T. E., 30 Oct 2013, Multiplayer: The Social Aspects of Digital Gaming. Quandt, T. & Kröger, S. (eds.). Routledge, p. 124-133 9 p. (Routledge Studies in European Communication Research and Education, Vol. 3).
An inappropriate sense of placeMortensen, T., 2013.
Estetikk og spillelementer: Utfoldelse og lekenhet med digital medieteknologiMortensen, T. E. & Kristine, J., 2013, In : Norsk Medietidsskrift. 20, 3, p. 241-260 19 p.
The playful aesthetics of rhetoric in ergodicityMortensen, T., 2013.
Knitting a community: weblogs and institutionsMortensen, T. E., 18 Oct 2012.
Keeping the balance in the Empire; turning to the light, the dark and the grey side in Star Wars: the Old Republic.Mortensen, T. E., 6 Jun 2012.
Transformed play: sharing resources for live-action roleplay and reenactment.Mortensen, T. E., 23 May 2012, Proceedings of the DREAM Conference. The Transformative Museum. Syddansk Universitetsforlag, p. 238-251
Framing the Game: Four Game-Related Approaches to Goffman's Frames.Glas, R., Jørgensen, K., Mortensen, T. E. & Rossi, L., 2011, Online Gaming in Context: The social and cultural significance of online games. Crawford, G., Gosling, V. K. & Light, B. (eds.). London: Routledge
It's a Quest(ion) of TimingMortensen, T. E., 2011.
O jogo enquanto vida moralmente correta: hedonismo utilitário, a ética do jogo?Mortensen, T. E., 2011, In : Revista Fronteiras. 13, 3
Phased out: Togetherness and parallel play in multi-user gamesMortensen, T. E., 2011.
The player as hedonist: The problem of enjoymentMortensen, T. E., 2011, In : Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds. 2, 2
Playing with the unspeakable: emotions, meaning and transgressive gamesTorill Elvira Mortensen (Speaker)
Workshop on Transgressive Game Content: A Central and Eastern European PerspectiveTorill Elvira Mortensen (Workshop Chair)
Workshop on Games and Transgressive Aesthetics, DiGRA 2015Torill Elvira Mortensen (Workshop Chair)
Games of Late ModernityTorill Elvira Mortensen (Participant)
The 14th Annual Conference of the Association of InternetTorill Elvira Mortensen (Participant)
DIGRA 2013Torill Elvira Mortensen (Participant)
Nordmedia 2013Torill Elvira Mortensen (Participant)
The 13th Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of Internet ResearchersTorill Elvira Mortensen (Participant)
Nordic DigraTorill Elvira Mortensen (Speaker)
The Transformative MuseumTorill Elvira Mortensen (Participant)
Role-playing in gamesTorill Elvira Mortensen (Other (please specify))
multi.playerTorill Elvira Mortensen (Keynote Speaker)
Norsk Tipping (External organisation)Torill Elvira Mortensen (Member)
The 11th Annual International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of Internet ResearchersTorill Elvira Mortensen (Program Chair)