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James Sweeting

Lecturer - Programme Leaderat University of Plymouth
United Arab Emirates
Focus area: Archiving, Conservation, Digital Art, New Media, Digital Culture, Digital Humanities, Economics, Games, Game Design, Gaming, Science Theory, Philosophy, Video, Film

James Sweeting is a PhD student with Transtechnology Research  (University of Plymouth) investigating the hauntological form of videogames. This is supported via an understanding of nostalgia present across the medium itself and the relationship the industry has with the past.

He is the Programme Leader for MA Game Design in i-DAT and a lecturer in Game Studies at the University of Plymouth. Also teaches on BA Game Arts and Design and BA Digital Media Design (Games Design) in partnership with Nanjing University of the Arts.

Journal Articles:
Leonardo Reviews

Handmade Pixels: Independent Video Games and the Quest for Authenticity

April 2021
Leonardo Reviews

Atari to Zelda Book: Japan's Videogames in Global Contexts

April 2017

Playback: A Genealogy of 1980s British Videogames

April 2018

Super Power, Spoony Bards, and Silverware

April 2019
Leonardo Reviews

Star Wars after Lucas: A Critical Guide to the Future of the Galaxy

April 2020
Leonardo Reviews

How to Play Video Games

June 2020