Jason Rutter

Jason Rutter is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research on Innovation and Competition at The University of Manchester. He has published widely including the books Understanding Digital Games (2006, Sage) and Digital Game Industries (forthcoming, Ashgate) and special editions of Game Studies (2003) and Information, Communication and Society (2003).

Working primarily in the areas of Leisure Technologies (especially digital gaming and mobile telecoms) and counterfeiting and piracy of digital content he has been involved in projects funded by the European Commission, Northern Ireland Office, DTI and ESRC. His recent projects have included mGain [Mobile Entertainment Industry and Culture (EC)] and IPTOC [Intellectual Property Theft and Organised Crime (NI O)]. He chaired the European Commission Marie Curie Conference “Putting the Knowledge Based Society into Practice” (April 2006) and the international conferences “Mobile Entertainment: User Centred Perspectives” (2004) and “Playing with the Future” (2002) as well as running the ESRC-funded seminar series “DigiPlay: Experience and Consequence of Technologies of Leisure”. He was the inaugural vice-president of the international Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA).

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