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Watch Me Play: Twitch and the Rise of Game Live Streaming

  • Friday 10/26
  • 1:30 PM
  • TwitchUnity Lounge
  • 30 min
Dr. T.L. Taylor shares some vignettes from her new book on Twitch, the work variety streamers undertake to transform private play into public entertainment, and how esports organizations have utilized live streaming to grow the industry far beyond what was imagined even a handful of years ago. Through interviews, backstage fieldwork at esports events, and extensive research in online spaces, she shows how the world of live streaming is changing not only gaming, but is part of bigger shifts happening across media.

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