Pedagogy and Possible Futures

The following is from a short talk I presented for the Entertainment Design Symposium at Shanghai Tech in October 2020. It was part of a panel focused on game education and I was asked to address the issue of esports in academic programs. Iā€™m a professor in the department of Comparative Media Studies at MIT…

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…

AnyKey at TwitchCon 2016

It was exciting to get to attend TwitchCon again this year and I wrote up some reflections on our AnyKey initiative there this year and what esports can learn from variety streaming. You can check the post out over at the AnyKey site.

AnyKey updates

It’s been a busy semester since we announced the launch of AnyKey! We’ve released a number of whitepapers on subjects such as community management and moderation, patterns of participation at esports events, and major critical issues. Learning how to produce short overview pieces like this has been a whole new challenge and I’m looking forward…