On Thursday November 6 Jesper Juul was a keynote speaker and his keynote was titled: ‘The game, the player, the world: Looking for a heart of gameness’.
Jesper Juul is an influential game designer, educator, and theorist in the field of video game studies. Juul is co-editor, with William Uricchio and Geoffrey Long, of the MIT Press Playful Thinking series. He has previously worked at the New York University Game Center, Comparative Media Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Center for Computer Games Research at the IT University of Copenhagen. Born in Denmark, in 1970, he graduated from the University of Copenhagen where he earned a M.A. degree in Nordic literature. He earned a PhD in video game theory from the IT University of Copenhagen. He is an Associate Professor at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – The School of Design and also a visiting Associate Professor at Comparative Media Studies/Writing, MIT.
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