Joost Raessens

Expertise & interests
Games and play; serious games; playful identities; ludification of culture

Since 2009, I am Professor of Media Theory at our Department of Media and Culture Studies. My research concerns the ‘ludification of culture,’ focusing in particular on playful identities, on learning through games and on the notion of play as a conceptual framework for the analysis of media use. I am supervisor of the Playful Identities (NWO), the Design Rules for Learning Through Simulated Worlds and the Mobile Learning (both GATE) research programs. For more information, see the website of GAP: the            Center for the Study of Digital Games and Play.

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