Joost Van Dreunen
|Joost van Dreunen studies video games as an entryway into media culture. His dissertation, titled Games as Communication: the Practice of Discursive Game Play, explores contemporary game play at the intersection of online communities, user-created game modifications, and media space. Joost is an affiliate researcher at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, a member of the Center for Organizational Innovation, and the founder of the New York chapter for the Digital Games Research Association. Outside academia Joost is a managing director at SuperData, a boutique game research consultancy that serves clients such as DFC Intelligence (San Diego) and Nielsen Online (New York). He lives in the East Village with his wife Janelle, and maintains a blog at waffler.org|
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