… min sporadiske og let sprogforvirrede weblog. Jeg har en ph.d. i spil fra IT-Universitetet i København, er til stadighed på sporet af de nye medier og bliver underligt træt når folk bruger “skal” som infinitiv.
Former Urugayan ITU resident and PhD program co-sufferer Gonzalo Frasca just (yesterday) told the world how games, play, and rhetorics are connected thus earning himself the non-refundable title of PhD.
Because of exams I could only attend the esteemed candidate’s presentation (thus missing out on the subsequent Q&A fun) but what I heard seemed both coherent and science-like. I cannot be more specific since I was concentrating on taking low-quality pictures with my clumsy phone.
Anne Mette Thorhauge of Copenhagen University just defended her (Danish) dissertation entitled The Computer Game as Communication Form. Topic-wise, Anne Mette’s work seems quite close to my own, so I look forward to reading her text soon. I might, perhaps, disagree with her conceptualization of rules as something “established and maintained by communication”, but it could just be a definition issue and life is surely too short to argue about those.
Either way: Congratulations Anne Mette :-)
The ITU has just posted a number of PhD scholarships.
You may be most interested in project proposals within the Innovative Communication area; for instance Uses of online media genres in political communication.
Send forth the applications.