Ville Kankainen
Kankainen is a doctoral candidate at CoE in Tampere University, and a researcher in Aalto University. He is currently finishing his PhD dissertation on creative online practices in tabletopgaming cultures. Kankainen has been teaching and publishing on various game research topics since 2014, and his current research is focused on analog gaming cultures, post-digital aesthetics, hybrid play and game design praxeology. Kankainen is also a game designer, acts as a game design consultant in the third sector, has been organizing the Ropecon Academic Seminar since 2018 and is a board member at the Finnish Game Jam organization.