Mikko Meriläinen (PhD) is a postdoctoral researcher working at the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies at Tampere University’s Game Research Lab. In his research work Meriläinen focuses on questions of youth gaming cultures, gaming-related parenting, miniaturing, and game jam learning. He is a frequent expert commentator in the public discourse around young people’s gaming, and educates both parents and professionals on gaming culture issues.
Keywords: Youth gaming, game jam learning, game-related parenting, problematic gaming, Bildung, miniaturing
Email: mikko.merilainen [at] tuni.fi