Examining at the University of Warwick

10 12 2013

I went to Coventry last week (December 4) to examine a PhD about identity and embodiment in Final Fantasy, the online role playing game. Emma Hutchinson was the candidate and she did an excellent job at defending her thesis, based on a thorough online ethnography of game play in FF. Interesting outcome, among other things, that the perception of an authentic avatar is based on convincing gender performance.

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