About me

12144837_10153015027196012_5056372803327150529_nMy name is Riccardo Fassone, I have a Ph.D in Communication Theory and Design and I am currently working as an adjunct professor at the Universities of Torino and Genova, Italy. You can read my full CV here.

I am a member of the game design collective Dotventi and a research assistant at the research group In gioco. I am also one of the editors of GAME. The Italian Journal of Game Studies. In 2015 I was appointed a fellowship at The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester (NY) to conduct archival research on early film-to-video game adaptations.

My research focusses on the history and theory of video games and on their relation with other audiovisual media. I have a background in film and media history and have published works in English, Italian, French, and Portuguese on video games, popular cinema, and their intersections. You can read some of my articles in the Publication section of this site or on my profile on Academia.

I am currently working on a book that analyzes endings, borders, and extremities in video games and in video game play.

You can get in touch via twitter (@doktorplirtz) or e-mail (riccardo [dot] fassone [at] unito [dot] it).