T. L. Taylor

T. L. Taylor researches the interrelation between culture, social practice, and technology in online leisure environments  in the field of internet and game studies. She examines such topics as the ongoing struggle over the gendered construction of play through the lens of male-dominated pro-gaming,  network play and social life, values in design, intellectual property, co-creative practices, and avatars. Her recent works include an exploration of esports and the professionalization of computer gaming, and the coauthored Ethnography and Virtual Worlds: A Handbook of Method about the use of anthropological methods for understanding gaming culture, behavior, and the construction of identity.