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Dr. Johnathan HARRINGTON

Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature

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PhD Creative Media, at City University of Hong Kong
MSc Digital Games, at University of Malta
BA English (Hons), at University of Malta

Research area(s):

board games, including local design, production, and communities; play as design, play as method, virtual cultures and online communities, oulipo.

Teaching area(s):

virtual storytelling, games as texts, game prototyping, game studies, play communities, playful design

Taught previously at:

City University of Hong Kong, University of Malta

Selected output(s):

Harrinton, J. (2023). “Let's Meetup? Board Game Communities in Hong Kong.” Games and Culture 0(0).

Harrington, J. and Z. Zhang (2022). “Negotiating Chinese Youth Cyber Nationalism through Play Methods.” British Journal of Chinese Studies 12.

Gualeni, S., Vella, D., and Harrington, J. (2017). “De-Roling from Experiences and Identities in Virtual Worlds.” Journal For Virtual Worlds Research 10(2).

Current project(s):

Board Game Production in Hong Kong: Multimethod research on design, communities, and outreach – GRF 2023 (ongoing)

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