IR11 Online Fantasy Panel

I will be presenting today some of my analyses of the cultures of fantasy gaming in Internet Research Association’s conference (IR11) in Gothenburg. Together with Sebastian Deterding, Ashley Hinck and Ulrika Bennerstedt we will have a panel session titled “Fantasy and the Net”, based on our short papers. My own piece is titled “Aporias in Gaming Fantasy” where I look at some of the elements that complicate perception of fantasy as straightforward fulfilment of desires, and also point towards complexities in the construction of identity for ‘fantasy gamer’. Link to IR11 pages:

Author: frans

Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, esp. Digital Culture and Game Studies in the Tampere University, Finland. Occasional photographer and gardener.

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