Emma Witkowski

Emma Witkowski

Dr Emma Witkowski

Director of Playable Media

Media and Communication

Ph: +61 3 9925 4756

Email: emma.witkowski@rmit.edu.au


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Dr Emma Witkowski is the Director for Playable Media and a Lecturer in the School of Media and Communications. As the Program Manager for the Bachelor of Games Design degree, Emma teaches theoretical units on Game Cultures and Game Studies.

Emma received her PhD in Game Studies in 2012 from the IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark, taking a qualitative exploration of networked high performance play, considered through a lens of sociology and phenomenology, sports and game studies. She has been working in the field of computer game cultures since 2005, the same year she co-founded the Danish state and privately funded initiative Letzplay, a project aimed at increasing young women’s access to ICT’s and computer gaming knowledge.

Her current research looks at various aspects of computer game cultures, including high performance networked teamplay, esports, gender and games and serious leisure practices. She has written and presented on topics such as identity and play, livestreaming and spectatorship, Mega-LANs, running aesthetics, and the phenomenology of high-performance networked teams.


Esports and Mega-LANs
Teamplay, cooperation and competition
Gender and game cultures
Digital ethnography, sports sociology & networked socio-phenomenolgical research
Running aesthetics, autoethnography and locative/social media


Games livestreaming & spectatorship



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