Vandenplas Ruben

 

Ruben Vandenplas graduated as a Master in Communication Studies from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2015. His master’s thesis explored the occurence of parasocial experiences within video game environments through player narratives and an actor-network theory approach, leading to the development of a toolkit for the investigation of parasocial experiences specifically related to video games.

Thematic areas: game studies - parasocial interaction - parasocial experiences

Methodological experience:  qualitative research (content analysis, in-depth interviews) - grounded theory

 Contact: ruvdplas@vub.ac.be

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