8:30-9:00 – Coffee and registration


9:00-9:15 – Welcome


9:15 – 10:30 – Keynote speaker: T.L. Taylor (Massachusetts Institute of Technology):  “Play as Transformative Work”


10:30 – 10:40 – Coffee break


10:40 – 12:00 – Paper Session I: Digital labour and live streaming


  • Colten Meisner (Texas Christian University): “Self-branding on live streaming technologies: An affordances approach to digital labor”

  • Crystal Abidin (Deakin University): “Streaming, scheming, and sinning: Influencer cultures of live video feeds”

  • Felan Parker (University of Toronto): “Are game streamers cultural intermediaries?”

  • Mark Johnson (University of Alberta) & Jamie Woodcock (University of Oxford): “‘And today’s top donator is’: How live streamers on monetize and gamify broadcasts”


12:00 – 12:50 – Lunch


12:50 - 2:10 pm – Paper Session II: Emerging areas


  • Ugo Roux (Université de Toulon), Noémie Roques (Université Paris) & Sébastien Savard (Université de Montréal): “Tabletop role-playing game and technology: How streaming has extended the participation frames and presence planes of the game”

  • Simeona Petkova (Amsterdam University of Applied Science) & Keying Yang (Amsterdam University of Applied Science): “Conceptualising Chinese lifestyle mobile streaming apps: The case of ‘Yingke’”

  • Mia Consalvo (Concordia University) & Andy Phelps (Rochester Institute of Technology): “Performing game development live on Twitch”

  • Esther Hammelburg (University of Amsterdam): “Living/re-living: Time and the mediatised experience of events”


2:10 - 2:25 Coffee Break


2:25 - 3:45 Paper Session III: Identity and self-presentation

  • Giada Marino (University of Urbino Carlo Bo): “Online identities continuous reorganization: Are Instagram Stories shaping self-presentation practices on the Instagram?”

  • Will Partin (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): “‘Get Paid, Homie!’: Masculinity, aspiration, and the labor of live streaming”

  • Kishonna Gray (University of Illinois - Chicago): “For the culture: Examining the digital praxis of Black streamers”

  • Karen Skardzius (York University): “Examining the affordances, constraints, and conventions of through a gendered lens”


3:45 - 4:00 Coffee Break


4:00 – 5:00 Group Discussion: Future directions


5:00 – Return AoIR participants to conference location