Having lived in Sweden for many, many years I’m always thrilled when I get a chance to go back to my second home :) This summer I not only got to go to DreamHack again (my 4th time!) but started off that trip with a stop in Stockholm to give a lecture. I was fortunate to be a part of Technical Museum‘s day on “Digital Games and Business: Play, Community, and Business” where I spoke on live-streaming. I presented some my research and thinking not just about the work of live-streaming, but how we might understand that activity as a form of transformative work that disrupts more traditional IP models. Hope you enjoy!
I was happy to get a chance to talk to Nora Young again over at the CBC’s Spark program about the recent launch of Twitch Creative. There have been a lot of interesting channels percolating on the platform that go beyond the bounds of strict gameplay and Twitch seems to be slowly integrating them. From game devs to musicians to now “creatives,” the platform seems to be becoming a home to lots of folks who like sharing their processes.
Found a recording of a talk I gave on live-streaming back in 2013. Definitely some tweaks I’d make to the argument now, but a lot of the core stuff still holds for my current thinking.
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.
Looking forward to seeing everyone there!
It was great to get a chance to talk to Philippa Warr about some of what’s been brewing in e-sports and live-streaming since the publication of my book. The title may be right up there with the MIT mag calling me a “big game hunter” ;)