Update! You can now watch the VOD of the panel.
Great stuff from some talented folks – definitely check it out!
I’m thrilled to finally announce we are hosting an event about live-streaming here at MIT. It will be held the night before PAX East starts. It’s a great opportunity to come and learn about the state of the scene from some of the best folks working in it.
Thursday, March 5 from 6p-8p here at MIT, room 32-155.
The event is free and open to the public.
Full details can be found at http://gamelab.mit.edu/event/from-private-play-to-public-entertainment-live-streaming-and-the-growth-of-online-broadcast/.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
As I expected, Twitch Plays Pokemon (Joystiq article in which I’m quoted) kicked off a real wave of interest from mainstream media outlets about game live-streaming. I was recently interviewed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation about why people watch these channels. I think they did a good job covering the basics of live-streaming viewership so check it out!
CBC Spark with Nora Young segment on live-streaming
“‘Whose Game Is This Anyway?’”: Negotiating Corporate Ownership in a Virtual World” in F. Mäyrä (ed.), Computer Games and Digital Cultures Conference Proceedings. Tampere: Tampere University Press, 2002.
Copy unavailable. Please refer to the chapter in my book Play Between Worlds for most up to date version of the argument.
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