Professor Frans Mäyrä, Tampere University, Finland.

 

Professor Frans Mäyrä specializes studying the role of interactive media in culture and society, especially focusing on digital culture and game studies. Mäyrä has done research on several aspects of game culture, including player experiences, the socio-cultural analysis of games, and experimental game design, and he has published numerous scientific articles and monographs related to interactive media and game studies. He has received various awards, including the DiGRA Distinguished Scholar award in 2016, and is the founding director of the Academy of Finland funded Center of Excellence in Game Culture Studies as well as the head of Game Research Lab at Tampere University.

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