Watch Me Play out soon

Really thrilled to announce that my upcoming book on games and live streaming will be out (from Princeton University Press) in October. Just in time for TwitchCon! In addition to being available at Amazon (for pre-order there now too), a free Creative Commons pdf will also be available at watchmeplay.cc.  

MIT x Tencent

Last weekend we were fortunate to host some visitors from Tencent China for an extended two days of gaming and conversation. You can read the full write-up over at our GameLab blog. One of the things I did during the weekend was offer some opening remarks at a panel on the positive values of esports.…

Spring wrap-up

Whew. I feel like the last half of spring was quite a sprint! Only now coming up for air enough to post a little update. Several terrific events happened post GDC that I’ll mention: AnyKey went to PAX East again where we got to spend a great weekend in the diversity lounge hanging out with…

GDC 2017

I just got back from a pretty full week in SF for GDC. The trip kicked off with a visit to Twitch (see prior post) and then two talks at the conference itself. I spoke on Tuesday about the history of communities in building the esports scene and then gave a microtalk in the advocacy…

Twitch talk

It’s no small thing when the platform you’ve been studying for quite a few years invites you in to give a talk and leaves it pretty open as to what you speak about. The invite said “We like to hear about how successful individuals got to where they are today and what they’re up to…