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Personal profile

Research interests

Mata is an academic and digital creative with over 15 years of experience in both design and writing for a broad range of entertainment media.

In 2006, Mata completed a PhD on the influence of technology on narrative and identity in modern fiction.

He currently works as a professor of creative & entertainment games at NHTV University in the Netherlands, as well as consulting on game & narrative design.

"...I work to find new ideas and inspiration both for and from the games industry, looking at ways in which we can create new groundbreaking content for the entertainment and creative industries..."

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Subjects

Areas of particular interest include diversity, storytelling, experience design, and bringing games into a broader field of social discourse through discussion with both industry and non-industry media. Alongside this, he is looking for avenues to integrate digital games and strategies into traditional entertainment experiences, such as cinema, theatre, and books

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Research Output 2006 2019

The taxonomy of keys: a new way of understanding interactions in video games

Haggis-Burridge, M. & Buijtenweg, TP., 25 Jan 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperOther research output

AI and our Digitally Enhanced Reality: Data is not objective

Haggis, M., 12 Jun 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperOther research output

A manifesto for European video games. Gaming Horizons Deliverable D 3.4

Haggis-Burridge, M., Persico, D., Bailey, C., Buijtenweg, TP., Dagnino, FM., Earp, J., Manganello, F., Passarelli, M., Perrotta, C., Pozzi, F. & Weber, J. (ed.), 2018, Gaming horizons : alternative framings for a new role of gaming in education and society : deliverables: Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 732332). 44 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Better world, better play: narrative design tools to enhance gameplay experiences

Haggis, M., 16 Jun 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperOther research output

Creative sector games with under-explored applied/serious outcomes

Haggis-Burridge, M., 12 Sep 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperOther research output

Activities 2014 2019

Sexism and diversity in video games, media, and society

M Haggis (Speaker)
2014

Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

Four critical tools for engaging in respectful conversations on diversity

M Haggis (Speaker)
2014

Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

Roots to results: improving work balance (Internal (research) project, poster with results)

M Haggis (Speaker)
2014

Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

Finding inspiration in diversity and the shape of the games industry

M Haggis (Speaker)
2015

Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

Introduction to story structure for video game developers

M Haggis (Speaker)
24 Mar 2016

Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

Press / Media

LGBTQ in Gaming at GDC 2017

Mata Haggis-Burridge

5/06/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Gaming for Everyone at GDC 2017

Mata Haggis-Burridge

5/06/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Prizes

Best Casual Game (finalist)

Mata Haggis-Burridge (Nominee), 27 Oct 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Desktop / Downloadable (finalist)

Mata Haggis-Burridge (Nominee), 27 Oct 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Indie Game (finalist)

Mata Haggis-Burridge (Nominee), 27 Oct 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Music & Audio (finalist)

Mata Haggis-Burridge (Nominee), 27 Sep 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best of Interactive (finalist)

Mata Haggis-Burridge (Nominee), 25 Sep 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Datasets

Gaming Horizons Stakeholder Interviews - anonymised

Perrotta, C. (Creator), Persico, D. (Creator), Haggis-Burridge, M. (Creator), Bailey, C. (Creator), Passarelli, M. (Creator), Buijtenweg, T. (Creator), Earp, J. (Creator), Zenodo, 31 Jan 2018

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