Josh is a PhD researcher interested in the nature of digital platforms and participatory cultures. With a background in media and film, Josh also holds an M.A. in ‘Online Cultures’ which included several critical ethnographies involving social media, online fan cultures and various online gaming practises.
Josh is interested in the unique ways digital technologies are used by people to communicate, play, collaborate and create in exciting new ways. His current research builds on these interests through looking specifically at the nature of digital platforms and how these varying structures can foster as well as stifle meaningful participation. With a particular focus on online games as platforms in themselves, his research ultimately seeks to ethnographically map out the way large scale collaborative play can be an incredibly productive form of participation.