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Master’s thesis & Changing the world with games (not related)

March 22, 2010


I finally managed to finish and return my master’s thesis. It is about the theory of games, but unfortunately only available in Finnish. You can find it online, if you happen to be interested and understand Finnish. Please ignore the typo in the abstract. The thesis is for a quite limited audience. I thought I […]

Seminar paper

April 18, 2009


After moving into a new apartment and catching the most awful flu you ever experienced I’ve found that trying to keep up any kind of schedule for writing here has been a failure. I’ll try to correct that. Yesterday I sent my seminar paper to the seminar participants. I was forced to cut several pages […]

On the sociology of games

February 18, 2009


I’ve been working on my second thesis seminar paper roughly from the beginning of the year.

Huizinga and play

February 20, 2008


Johann Huizinga’s “Homo Ludens” is one the classics in the study of play. I’ve been trying to read it but I also have a lot of essays to return during spring so my reading has been dragging itself slowly toward summer.

Master’s Thesis

February 1, 2008


I’ve been trying to come up with a topic for my master’s thesis for some time now. In March, I have to have some idea what I’m going to research. I suggested something related to play (or gaming), and was given thumbs up by the professors in charge of tutoring us. Now I have to […]

Thesis, an update

October 31, 2007


I managed to present my bachelor’s thesis last week’s Tuesday. The final topic was a bit cumbersome “Play: the philosophy of art and play by Gadamer”. It also had a subtitle of “comparison to a different concept of play”. We have a mysteriously silent tutor (apart from the furious attack on this weeks presentation, something […]


September 14, 2007


I’ve been writing my bachelor’s thesis since spring and it is nearly complete. It should, since I have to present it next month. I started with the vague idea that I want to write something related to gaming and I’ve more or less accomplished that. The topic is ‘Play in the philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer’.