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Castronova, Edward

Edward Castronova: Professor of Telecommunications and Cognitive Science, Indiana University. Castronova (PhD Economics, Wisconsin, 1991) is a founder of scholarly online game studies and an expert on the societies of virtual worlds. Among his academic publications on these topics are two books: Synthetic Worlds (University of Chicago Press, 2005) and Exodus to the Virtual World (Palgrave, 2007). Professor Castronova teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on the design of games, the game industry, and the management of virtual societies. Outside his academic work, Professor Castronova makes regular appearances in mainstream media (60 Minutes, the New York Times, and The Economist), gives keynotes at major conferences (Austin Game Conference, Digital Games Research Association Conference, Interactive Software Federation of Europe), and consults for business (McKinsey, Vivendi, Forrester).


Indiana University, Department of Telecommunications

The Department of Telecommunications at IU offers a cutting-edge technological education in a friendly atmosphere. The program includes courses in promotional and marketing strategies, multimedia design, radio and television production, processes and effects, and industry and management. The...


Wagner, Gert G.

Gert G. Wagner is Chairman of the Executive Board of   DIW Berlin, Professor of Economics...

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