Frans Mäyrä

University of Tampere

Frans Mäyrä is the Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, with specialization in digital culture and game studies in the University of Tampere, Finland. He is the founder and head of University of Tampere Game Research Lab. Frans Mäyrä has studied the relationship of culture and technology from the early nineties and he has specialised in the cultural analysis of technology, particularly on the ambiguous, conflicting and heterogeneous elements in this relationship. He has also served as the founding President of Digital Games Research Association, DiGRA, and published widely on topics that range from games and play to information technologies, science fiction and fantasy. He is recipient of multiple grants and has acted as leader in 45 externally funded games research project and an author of over 160 scientific publications (as of February 2017).