Dr Paolo Ruffino is a scholar and artist. After completing a PhD in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2015, he worked at University of York, and then moved to the School of Film and Media at the University of Lincoln, UK, where he is currently involved as Lecturer in Media Studies. He teaches on media and communication, game culture, and media art. Ruffino is a researcher within the Lincoln Games Research Network, and the Centre for Entangled Media.
He is the author of ‘Future Gaming: Creative Interventions in Video Game Culture’ (2018, Goldsmiths Press), and co-editor of ‘Rethinking Gamification’ (2014, Meson Press). He has co-curated an issue of the journal Games and Culture (2017, SAGE) on the work of Roger Caillois, and an issue of GAME Journal (2013) on video game subcultures.
He is chair of DiGRA Italia, and an active member of British DiGRA. Ruffino is also one of the four founding members of the media art collective IOCOSE. With IOCOSE he has been exhibiting at many international art institutions, including the Venice Biennale (2011, 2013), Tate Modern (London, 2011), Science Gallery (Dublin, 2012) Jeu de Paume (Paris, 2011), MAMBo (Bologna, 2018), MACRO (Rome, 2017), FACT (Liverpool, 2012), Transmediale (Berlin, 2013, 2015).