Olli Tapio Leino

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    Olli Tapio Leino, City University of Hong Kong, HK, is a new media scholar focusing on interactive art and computer games from the perspectives of critical ludology, philosophy of technology and existential phenomenology.


    Olli Tapio Leino is a new media scholar fo­cus­ing on com­puter games, in­ter­ac­tive art and con­tem­po­rary media cul­ture from the per­spec­tives of crit­i­cal lu­dol­ogy, phi­los­o­phy of tech­nol­ogy and ex­is­ten­tial  phe­nom­e­nol­ogy. He earned his PhD from the Cen­ter for Com­puter Games Re­search at the IT Uni­ver­sity of Copen­hagen, Den­mark. His PhD dis­ser­ta­tion Emo­tions in Play: On the con­sti­tu­tion of emo­tion in soli­tary com­puter game play is a phe­nom­e­no­log­i­cal analy­sis of the re­la­tion­ship be­tween a com­puter game’s ma­te­ri­al­ity and the player’s  emo­tional ex­pe­ri­ence. Olli has pub­lished in the fields of game stud­ies, new media art and phi­los­o­phy of com­puter games. He has been in­volved in con­sul­tancy and ap­plied re­search pro­jects on com­puter game player’s ex­pe­ri­ence, game de­sign for emo­tions, and per­va­sive and mo­bile media. In his cur­rent re­search Olli seeks to com­bine game stud­ies  with crit­i­cal aes­thet­ics and media ar­chae­ol­ogy in order to as­sess the role of playa­bil­ity at the over­laps of in­ter­ac­tive art and com­puter games and to re­think the sed­i­mented as­sump­tions un­der­ly­ing the par­a­digm  of game stud­ies.

    ISEA 2008

    Ph.D. Candidate

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  • Finland

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