Lecture Dr. Olli Tapio Leino
Round Table Discussion | Dr. Olli Tapio Leino + Nadar Ensemble, Christof Ressi & Remy Siu
Olli Tapio Leino is a computer game studies and philosophy of computer games scholar focusing on materiality, experience, emotion, interpretation, and performativity in computer games and playable art. His recent publications include an article on the technological specificity and playful practice in Mahjong in Games & Culture (2017) and an article on the neoliberalist underpinnings of computer games in Journal of Gaming & Virtual Worlds (2016). Leino and Dr Sebastian Möring (University of Potsdam) are exploring the avenue of 'existential ludology', focusing on the methodological implications of the world-likeness of computer games. Leino's ongoing Hong Kong GRF-funded research projects include 'From Game Arcades to eSports Arenas: Understanding the cultures of competitive computer gaming in Hong Kong' (2018). Leino teaches courses on computer games and philosophy of technology, mainly for MA in Creative Media and MFA in Creative Media programmes.