Faculty Michael Nitsche

Michael Nitsche

Assistant Professor
School of Literature, Communication and Culture, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

Graduate Faculty in Digital Media
Associate Director of Experimental Game Lab
Director of Digital World and Image Group
Member of GVU Center

Areas of Expertise
  • 3-D Game Worlds
  • Digital Performance
  • Games and Film
  • Machinima
  • Video Game Spaces

Best Way to Contact:
E-mail: michael.nitsche@lcc.gatech.edu
You may also contact Jason Maderer at the numbers above.

Michael Nitsche is an assistant professor in the School of Literature, Communication and Culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he teaches courses on virtual environments and digital moving images.

Nitsche heads the Digital World and Image Group and is associate director of the Experimental Game Lab. His research interests focus on the design, use and production of virtual spaces; Machinima; and the borderlines between games, film and performance.

Nitsche's work is a combination of practical experiments and theoretical exploration. Experiments include collaborations with the National Film and Television School London, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Funatics Germany, Turner Broadcasting and educational institutions such as Cambridge and Stanford universities.

Nitsche has published on the use of cinematic language, performance and spatial design of virtual worlds and related issues of games research. In a former life, he was co-author of a commercial videogame, professional Improv actor and dramaturgist. He is author of the forthcoming book "Video Game Spaces" at MIT Press.

More information about Nitsche's work can be found at http://dwig.lcc.gatech.edu/

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  • Michael Nitsche Overview

    Michael Nitsche Overview

    Michael Nitsche discusses his research interests.

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  • Michael Nitsche Games and Film

    Michael Nitsche Games and Film

    Michael Nitsche discusses games and film.

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  • Michael Nitsche Machima

    Michael Nitsche Machima

    Michael Nitsche discusses his work in machinima.

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  • Michael Nitsche Performance Spaces

    Michael Nitsche Performance Spaces

    Michael Nitsche talks about his work investigating performance spaces.

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  • Michael Nitsche Expression in Games

    Michael Nitsche Expression in Games

    Michael Nitsche talks about player's expression in video games.

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