Tom Apperley, is a Senior Research Fellow (Yliopistotutkija) at the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies. He conducts research on digital games and playful technologies with an emphasis on their impact and influence on culture, particularly areas such as social policy, pedagogy and social inclusion. His previous writing has covered broadband policy, digital games, digital literacies and pedagogies, mobile media, and social inclusion. His open-access print-on-demand book Gaming Rhythms: Play and Counterplay from the Situated to the Global, was published by The Institute of Network Cultures in 2010. Tom’s more recent work has appeared in Games and Culture, New Review of Multimedia and Hypermedia, and Media International Australia.