My name is Jesper Juul, and I am a Video Game Theorist. My mission in life is to take video games seriously, while admitting how much I enjoy them.
My latest book is "The Art of Failure: An Essay on the Plain of Playing Video Games". In this book I show myself as a sore loser and ask why we play video games even though they often seem to make us unhappy?
I am an assistant professor at the New York University Game Center. Before that, I have worked at MIT, the Danish Design School and the IT University of Copenhagen. I have a PhD in video game theory (these things exist!), and an MA in Nordic Literature. In addition to writing and teaching about video games, I also develop them on occasion.
I grew up in Denmark, but since 2007 I have been living in New York. For updates or comments, visit my blog The Ludologist on "game research and other important things"!