Darshana Jayemanne

Darshana Jayemanne is a Lecturer in Art, Media and Computer Games at Abertay University and the author of Performativity in Art, Literature and Videogames (Palgrave MacMillan 2017). This book’s title names many of his main research interests and develops a media studies approach to performance in digital space and time. His work has appeared in Games & Culture, The Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Fibreculture Journal, and Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture. Recently, he has co-organised the Game Engines Beyond Games Symposium and is convenor of the Keywords in Play interview series about diverse games research. He was a jurist for the Excellence in Narrative Awards at the 2019 and 2020 Independent Game Festival Awards.

Arts of the Possible: Time, Politics and Gaming’s Virtual Worlds

The relation of digital games to narrative and storytelling has been the subject of considerable back-and-forth among academics, who sometimes seek to draw hard lines between putatively linear media such as novels, film or TV, and the multilinear structures of digital games.

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