The Website of Dr. Evan Torner

  • Immersive Gameplay – Interview with William J. White

    In honor of the release of Bill White’s and my co-edited volume with McFarland, Immersive Gameplay: Essays on Role-Playing and Participatory Media, I am conducting interviews with some of my talented and erudite contributors. The sixth interview is with role-playing designer, professor and my co-editor Bill White. He co-authored the article in the volume “Role-Playing […]

  • Immersive Gameplay Sighting – Exciting!

    Pics of the new Immersive Gameplay book.

  • Immersive Gameplay – Interview with Jussi Holopainen

    In honor of the release of Bill White’s and my co-edited volume with McFarland, Immersive Gameplay: Essays on Role-Playing and Participatory Media, I am conducting interviews with some of my talented and erudite contributors. The fifth interview is with game scholar Jussi Holopainen. In the volume, he co-authored  “First Person Audience and the Art of […]

  • Immersive Gameplay – Interview with Todd Nicholas Fuist

    In honor of the release of Bill White’s and my co-edited volume with McFarland, Immersive Gameplay: Essays on Role-Playing and Participatory Media, I am conducting interviews with some of my talented and erudite contributors. The fourth interview is with sociologist Todd Nicholas Fuist. His article in the volume “The Agentic Imagination: Tabletop Role-Playing Games as […]

  • Immersive Gameplay – Interview with J. Tuomas Harviainen

    In honor of the release of Bill White’s and my co-edited volume with McFarland, Immersive Gameplay: Essays on Role-Playing and Participatory Media, I am conducting interviews with some of my talented and erudite contributors. The third interview is with role-playing designer, librarian and scholar J. Tuomas Harviainen. He co-authored the article in the volume “Role-Playing Communities, […]

  • Immersive Gameplay – Interview with Emily Care Boss

    In honor of the release of Bill White’s and my co-edited volume with McFarland, Immersive Gameplay: Essays on Role-Playing and Participatory Media, I am conducting interviews with some of my talented and erudite contributors. The second interview is with role-playing designer and theorist Emily Care Boss. She co-authored the article in the volume “Role-Playing Communities, […]

  • Immersive Gameplay – Interview with Sarah Lynne Bowman

    In honor of the release of Bill White’s and my co-edited volume with McFarland, Immersive Gameplay: Essays on Role-Playing and Participatory Media, I am conducting interviews with some of my talented and erudite contributors. The first interview is with role-playing game and media scholar Sarah Lynne Bowman. Her article in the volume “Jungian Theory and […]

  • Film Education and Wondrous Food – My 2012 Hong Kong Trip

    At the end of May, Kat and I took a trip to Hong Kong. Film Education: This trip was part of a DEFA-Stiftung-funded project on German film schools co-authored Barton and myself: Divided Dirigisme: Nationalism, Regionalism and Reform in the German Film Academies. This article will appear in Mette Hjort’s 2-volume anthology The Education of the […]

  • How to Unchange a Mind

    Spending too much time online does things to your brain.

  • May Day and Generational Conflict

    May Day – The Day That’s Still Against Capitalism

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