Maxwell Foxman, School of Journalism and Communication

Maxwell Foxman

mfoxman@uoregon.edu
Academic Areas:
Play, Gamification, Immersive Media

Maxwell Foxman is an expert in play, gamification and immersive media. At the University of Oregon, he is an assistant professor of media studies with a focus on game studies. His research focuses on the use of games, game production and play in non-game contexts, including journalism, politics and social media. His most recent work focuses on early adopters of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and other immersive headsets, for which he scrutinized the tools, general practices and media coverage related to the technology. Foxman also studies the mainstreaming and culture of games journalism.

Contact: mfoxman@uoregon.edu | @MaxwellFoxman

Websites: 
http://maxwellfoxman.info/ 

Recent Media: 
Meet the Faculty: Maxwell Foxman, assistant professor of media studies with a focus on game studies (University of Oregon, September 2018)
Walking in another’s virtual shoes: Do 360-degree video news stories generate empathy in viewers? (Columbia Journalism Review, March 15, 2018)
Pushed beyond breaking: US newsrooms use mobile alerts to define their brand (Columbia Journalism Review, Nov. 29, 2017)
It’s not about quizzes and listicles — it’s about experimentation (Gigaom, Feb. 19, 2015)