Ville Malinen is a doctoral researcher at University of Jyväskylä. His PhD work concentrates on the interaction and future between motor sports and simulated racing as a form of competitive gaming in the field of media sports. Malinen has previously written an published article about the possibilities and limitations of this interaction from the perspective of simulation. He is currently working on projects related to the history of sim racing and the cultural significance of driving games. Malinen’s interests in his works include for example simulation theory, critical cultural theory and critical discourse analysis as well the concepts of identity, representation, spectacle, consumerism, and the synergy between different forms of capital and societal power.