Matti Karhulahti
PhD, Adjunct Professor in Play and Games

Adjunct Professor, School of History, Culture and Arts Studies, general (School of History, Culture and Arts Studies)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Art History, Musicology and Media Studies (School of History, Culture and Arts Studies)

vmmkar@utu.fi







Areas of expertise
At the moment, my research roams around various ludic extremes across and beyond media; from aesthetic, competitive, and sexual forms of play to behavioral, cognitive, and narrative dimensions of engagement in general. Anthropological, philosophical, and psychological approaches are making me happy in particular. Addiction debates, esports, and the cross-cultural mysteries of the human lifecycle (especially thru Asia and Korea) will keep me busy for a good while in the future as well.

Biography

At the moment, my research roams around various ludic extremes across and beyond media; from aesthetic, competitive, and sexual forms of play to behavioral, cognitive, and narrative dimensions of engagement in general. Anthropological, philosophical, and psychological approaches are making me happy in particular. Addiction debates, esports, and the cross-cultural mysteries of the human lifecycle (especially thru Asia and Korea) will keep me busy for a good while in the future as well.



Research

At the moment, my research roams around various ludic extremes across and beyond media; from aesthetic, competitive, and sexual forms of play to behavioral, cognitive, and narrative dimensions of engagement in general. Anthropological, philosophical, and psychological approaches are making me happy in particular. Addiction debates, esports, and the cross-cultural mysteries of the human lifecycle (especially thru Asia and Korea) will keep me busy for a good while in the future as well.



Publications
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An Extended Study on Training and Physical Exercise in Esports (2019) Exploring the Cognitive, Social, Cultural, and Psychological Aspects of Gaming and Simulations Kari Tuomas, Siutila Miia, Karhulahti Veli-Matti
(
A3 Book chapter)

A Comparative Study of Attachment: Fighting Games and Taekwondo in Life (2018) Miia Siutila, Veli-Matti Karhulahti
(
O2 Other)

The Quest for Serious Sex Adventures: A Structural Analysis of Puzzle and Humor (2018) Veli-Matti Karhulahti, Krista Bonello Rutter Giappone
(
O2 Other)

“Two Queens and a Pwn, Please.” An ethics for purchase, loot, and advantage design in esports (2018) Proceedings of the 2nd International GamiFIN Conference Karhulahti V., Kimppa K.
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

E-urheilijoiden fyysinen harjoittelu (2017)
Liikunta ja tiede
Karhulahti Veli-Matti
(
O2 Other)

Psychology and Videogame Violence: A Ludo-Ontological Model (2017) DiGRA '17 - Proceedings of the 2017 DiGRA International Conference Karhulahti Veli-Matti
(
O2 Other)

Reconsidering esport: Economics and executive ownership (2017)
Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research
Karhulahti Matti
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Reconsidering Esports: Economics and Executive Ownership (2017) Proceedings of DiGRA 2017 Karhulahti Veli-Matti
(
D3 Professional conference proceedings)

The Problematic Coexistence of "Internet Gaming Disorder" and Esports (2017) Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games: Fdg '17, 2017 Rune Kristian Lundedal Nielsen, Veli-Matti Karhulahti
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

The Witcher: Crafting a Franchise (2017) Proceedings of DiGRA 2017 Karhulahti Veli-Matti, Garda Maria
(
O2 Other)

Book Review: Works of Game: On the Aesthetics of Game and Art (MIT Press) (2016)
Game Studies
Veli-Matti Karhulahti
(
B1 Journal article)

Do E-athletes Move? A Study on Training and Physical Exercise in Elite Esports. (2016)
International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations
Tuomas Kari, Veli-Matti Karhulahti
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Ethics of Online Cheating: From Chess to Esports and Back (2016) Proceedings of 1st International Joint Conference of DiGRA and FDG Puro Jukka-Pekka, Karhulahti Veli-Matti
(
D3 Professional conference proceedings)

Prank, Troll, Gross and Gore: Performance Issues in Esport Live-Streaming (2016) Proceedings of 1st International Joint Conference of DiGRA and FDG Veli-Matti Karhulahti
(
A4 Article in conference proceedings)

Self-reflexive Videogames: Observations and Corollaries on Virtual Worlds as Philosophical Artifacts (2016)
G|A|M|E The Italian Journal of Game Studies
Veli-Matti Karhulahti
(
B1 Journal article)

Subjectivist and Objectivist Ludo-Ethics (2016) Proceedings of the 10th Philosophy of Computer Games Conference Veli-Matti Karhulahti
(
O2 Other)

Adventures of Ludom: A Videogame Geneontology (2015) Veli-Matti Karhulahti
(
G5 Doctoral dissertation (article))

An Ontological Theory of Narrative Works: Storygame as Postclassical Literature (2015)
Storyworlds
Veli-Matti Karhulahti
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Defining the Videogame (2015)
Game Studies
Veli-Matti Karhulahti
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Do Videogames Simulate? Virtuality and Imitation in the Philosophy of Simulation (2015)
Simulation and Gaming
Veli-Matti Karhulahti
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


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