From Videogames & Cyberculture Reference
Adam Ruch is currently a PhD candidate at Macquarie University in the Department of Media, Music and Cultural Studies.
My PhD thesis is addressing the nature of narrative, simulation and meaning-making in top-tier videogames, the evolution of genre and how these new games are best described apart from simpler games like Tetris or Nascar Racing.
Previously I have written an honours thesis at the University of Sydney on World of Warcraft as well as a handful of articles (a list of which will hopefully grow yearly!) on related topics. I am interested in cyberculture, videogames and anywhere that humanities and technologies collide.
I am serving as a Steering Group member for the Videogame Cultures & the Future of Interactive Entertainment annual conference, held at Mansfield College at Oxford University.
Check my profile on Academia.org for more information.
- Artefacts and Tropes (draft) Videogames and the Future of Interactive Entertainment 2 - July 2010. E-Book version forthcoming.
- The Decline of Psuedonymity - Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction July 2009. Also available in the E-Book listed below.
- World of Warcraft: A Game of Motion - Videogames and the Future of Interactive Entertainment July 2009. An E-Book version is forthcoming.
- Hamlet@Blogspot - Utrecht 2006
- Assassin's Creed II Critique - Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds Forthcoming - Late 2010.
- Assassin's Creed Critique - Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds Forthcoming - Mid 2010.
- Fable 2 as Simulation, Game and Narrative: A Contest - SCAN Journal of Arts Media and Culture - Volume 7, Issue 1 April 2010.
- Interpretations of Freedom and Control in Bioshock - Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds - Volume 2, Issue 1, 2010.
- Posthumanity: Merger and Embodiment. Edited collection of selected papers from the 4th Annual Visions of Humanities in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction. Edited by Adam Ruch and Ewan Kirkland, Published by ID.net Press 2010.
- (Forthcoming) Late 2010, SCAN Journal of Media Arts Culture themed issue: Censorship and Australia. Co-editing with Dr Steve Collins. Call for Papers
--Adam Ruch 03:59, 10 August 2009 (UTC)