Faltin Karlsen is Professor of Media Studies at Westerdals Oslo School of Arts, Communication and Technology. He has been working at Westerdals (and earlier NITH) since 2009. Karlsen is a qualitative scholar conducting research on media users, computer games and online game culture. His current research focuses on design practices intending to stimulate engagement and loyalty from players, and public controversies (so-called media panics) revolving around computer games.
Computer games, game culture, media regulation, media panic, qualitative research, online ethnography