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2014 “Games and the Reconceptualisation of Narrative”, Digital Interfaces in Situations of Mobility: Cognitive, Artistic, Game Devices, Sorbonne, Paris, France.

2013 “The Making of Will Love Tear Us Apart”, Ars Electronica Festival 2013, Linz, Austria.

2012 “In-Game: From Immersion to Incorporation”, Videogames 2012, Lisbon, Portugal.

2011 “Involvement and Immersion in Digital Games”, The Philosophy of Computer Games Conference 2011, Madrid, Spain

2009 “The Word Game: the Ontology of an Undefinable Object” , with Espen Aarseth, The Philosophy of Games Conference 2009, Oslo, Norway.


2013 “Attention, Involvement, Immersion”, DIGRA Flanders seminar, Antwerp, Belgium.

2010 Homo Ludens 2.0: Play, Media and Identity, Utrecht University, Netherlands.

2010 ImMediaTe Mobile Gaming Summit, Malta.

2010 NCHE Business Forum on Digital Games, Chamber of Commerce, Malta.

2009 “Narrative in Digital Games” at the gRIG Research Seminar, University of Oslo, Norway.


2016 “Applied Game Theory: The Case of Posthuman”, GDC 2014, San Francisco, USA.

2015 “Posthuman: From Narrative Theory to Boardgame Design”, Central and Eastern European Game Studies Conference 2015, Krakow, Poland.

2015 “The Role of Imagination in Indie Games”, Electronic Literature Organisation Conference, 2015, Bergen, Norway.

2015 “The Word Game: The Ontology of an Undefinable Object” with Espen Aarseth, Foundations of Digital Games 2015, California, USA.

2014 “Beyond Attention: The Player Involvement Model”, GDC 2014, San Francisco, USA.

2014 “Independent Game Philosophers Panel”, Philosophy of Computer Games 2014, Studio-X, Istanbul, Turkey.

2014 “Attention/Involvement/Immersion - Understanding Player Experience in Digital Games”, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

2013 “Experiential Narrative”, Foundations of Digital Games 2013, Crete, Greece.

2012 “The End: Aesthetic and Ludic Topoi in Digital Entertainment”, The End: Terminus in Literature, Media and Culture, Aalborg University, Denmark.

2009 “Affective Involvement in Digital Games” at Entertainment = Emotion, Benasque, Spain.

2009 Keynote response at The Logic and Structure of Computer Games, University of Potsdam, Germany.

2009 “Experiential Narrative in Game Environments”, DIGRA 2009 [Conference], Brunel University, UK.

2009 “Fake Rules, Real Fiction: Professional Wrestling and Videogames”, 2008 “The Binary Myth”, The Philosophy of Games 2008, University of with Costantino Oliva, DIGRA 2009 [Conference], Brunel University, UK. Potsdam, Germany.

2007 “Revising Immersion”, DIGRA 2007, Tokyo, Japan.

2006 “The Future of Virtual Worlds” panel member, State of Play [Symposium], New York Law School, USA.

2006 “(Re)Incorporation: Game Immersion and Involvement revised” Medi@terra: Gaming Realities , University of Athens, Greece.

2005 “Techno-Mediated Otherworlds” Altered States , University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK.

2004 “The Rhizome and the Cyborg” Australasian Annual Cultural Studies Conference, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. [Best Paper Award]