Jaakko Stenros today successfully defended his PhD dissertation, titled “Playfulness, Play, and Games: A Constructionist Ludology Approach” in the University of Tampere. Miguel Sicart from ITU Copenhagen served as the distinguished opponent, leading the discussion to explore the relation of Jaakko’s research to some fundamental questions in play and game studies. In his conclusion, he gave credit to Stenros’ study, calling it “an unavoidable piece of work” for any future scholarship in this field. Congratulations to the new (future) doctor from the custos! The entire dissertation can be downloaded as a free PDF from here: http://urn.fi/URN:ISBN:978-951-44-9788-9.