Many scholars have tried to frame what’s a game or, rather, define the essential components of a game. Perhaps one of the most memorable ones comes from Katie Salen and Eric Zimmerman:

A game is a system in which players engage in an artificial conflict, defined by rules, that results…


A few weeks ago, I was reading Casey O’ Donnell’s inspiring book, Developer’s Dilemma: The Secret World of Videogame Developers. Not only is it an outstanding piece of ethnographic work but it also eloquently humanises an unseen aspect of the game development world. It’s a common misconception to regard the…


“The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes.”

This is what a representative of Electronic Arts’ (EA henceforth) community team replied to a user of reddit, who was complaining that he could not play as the character of Darth Vader in…


“Experience a city like a local”: Airbnb and the typification of experience.

During the last decade, we have seen an explosion of terms such as the gig economy, the sharing economy, the on-demand economy, the fourth industrial revolution, the surveillance economy, the app economy, and so on. But what ties…


Happy new year fellow colleagues! A new year, a new opportunity.

Leaving the relaxing and carefree days of Christmas holidays behind, we stepped up our pace regarding our project and we are proud to announce that we are getting quite close in finishing our work, well at least for now.


Almost two weeks has passed since our first meeting with the Athens Comics Library and the Comicdom team behind it. Since we didn’t have some actual updates to report, we thought it would be best to do it now.

In the past two weeks we have been brainstorming about how…


Comicdom — A BRIEF OVERVIEW

Boromir’s wisdom

Defining what Comicdom is, seems to be more challenging than at first sight. It is challenging because it is not easy to describe an organisation with such a broad activity in just one sentence, but in short, we could say that:

Comicdom consists of several…

Charis Papaevangelou

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