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Institute for Advanced Social ResearchUniversity of TampereInstitute for Advanced Social Research

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Olli Sotamaa

Postdoctoral Fellow (Utacas) 1.8.2010-31.7.2011

Office: Pinni B, room 3092
Phone: +358 50 420 1472
Email: olli.sotamaa@uta.fi

Research interests

Game cultures, Co-production, Game Industry, Production cultures, Creative labour

Current project


The focus of my ongoing project is on the cultures of Finnish game industry. In other words, I'm interested in the meanings and cultures associated with professional making of digital games. The initial conceptual hypothesis in the proposed research involves setting up a triangle of research subjects. The key nodal points are as follows: 1) the industry history, 2) self-image of the industry branch and the individual workers and 3) the relation between game industry professionals and players. In order to contextualize the findings, comparison material is collected from other Nordic countries. The research will produce both theoretical and empirical knowledge on the meanings of "gamework" and the larger connections of game industry in contemporary society.

 
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