Pop Life: The Evolving Role of Gaming in Pop Culture
On this week's episode of Pop Life Kendall Phillips chats with TL Taylor. Taylor is a sociologist and professor at MIT who specializes in researching the culture of gaming and online communities, in particular, eSports, live-streaming, and MMOGs such as EverQuest and World of Warcraft.
The conversation this week includes, how eSports have risen to such prominence,
impact of professionalization on gaming/pop culture, and the appeal of watching nonprofessionals game on platforms like Twitch. This week’s episode was produced by Danielle Barba.