[Research] Research about mobile games and the use of space
Adriana de Souza e Silva's work about space and place seems close to my interests!
My research deals with social/cultural effects of mobile technologies via media arts and pervasive games. Within this context, I'm especially interested in exploring how location-based mobile games (such as Swedish "Botfighters", and Japanese "Mogi") transform our experience of space and create new social and collaboration patterns. The connection between cell phones and location-awareness represents an important shift in the gaming environment from traditional videogames, which immerse the user in digital spaces, to pervasive games, which place the user in hybrid spaces. These types of games can also be successfully used in education and learning practices.