Neverending... Have to take a day off, in the middle of the pre-Christmas chaos, to see my mother's doctors and nurses. She broke her thigh-bone and was operated Sunday. Priorities shift, endlessly, as the flow of life shifts about me.
This is the journal of Torill Elvira Mortensen. I am an associate professor at the IT University of Copenhagen. The topics of my writings here are among other things media studies, reader-response theory, role-play games, Internet Culture, travel, academic weirdness and online communication - put together at random.
Google scholar page.
Introduction to Special Issue: Media-ludic approaches: Critical reflections on games and research practice. Torill Elvira Mortensen, Emma Witkowski and Claus Toft-Nielsen, in MedieKultur, vol. 34, no. 64.
Flow, Seduction and Mutual Pleasure, Torill Mortensen (2004), in Sicart, Miguel and Jonas Heide Smith (ed): Other Players conference proceedings, Center for Computer Game Research, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 6-8 December 2004.
"The Wrong Millennium", Torill Elvira Mortensen (2004), book review in Anja Rau (ed): Tekka, volume 2, number 2, Eastgate, at: http://www.tekka.net/.
Personal Publication and Public Attention, Torill Elvira Mortensen (2004): "Personal Publication and Public attention", in Gurak, Laura, Smiljana Antonijevic, Laurie Johnson, Clancy Ratliff and Jessica Reyman (ed): Into the Blogosphere; Rhetoric, Community and Culture of Weblogs, at http://blog.lib.umn.edu/blogosphere/, University of Minnesota.
Pleasures of the Player (pdf), Torill Elvira Mortensen (2003): Pleasures of the Player; Flow and control in online games, Doctoral Dissertation Volda College and University of Bergen.
Playing with Players Torill Mortensen (2002): "Playing with Players: Potential methodologies for MUDs," in Game Studies, issue 2, Espen Aarseth (ed), at http://gamestudies.org.
Blogging Thoughts (pdf) Torill Mortensen and Jill Walker: "Blogging thoughts: personal publication as an online research tool," in: Researching ICTs in Context, ed. Andrew Morrison, InterMedia Report, 3/2002, Oslo 2002.
Torill Mortensen (2001)://Estetikk til å leke med, eller: å jage drager, i Localmotives 14: /nettkunst, red: Jill Walker, Kevin Foust (min siste versjon av artikkelen).
The Gamers' Space is a small project I am doing in the spring 2009. It includes an electronic survey, pictures of game machines of different kinds, and interviews done at The Gathering, a large LAN party in Hamar, Norway. For participation, more information, links and addresses, check The Gamers' Space.