Alex Gekker is a Senior Lecturer at the department of Communication Studies, Tel Aviv University. Previously, he was Assistant Professor of New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam. His research incorporates various aspects of digital media, primarily focusing on platforms and interfaces to analyse maps, surveillance assemblages, autonomous cars, videogame ecosystems and more. He published in New Media & Society, American Behavioral Scientist, Surveillance and Society, and Geoforum. He co-edited two Open Access books on mapping, one on temporality and the other on play. In the past he has worked in a variety of media positions, as journalist, editor, and spokesperson.
My research interest include:
- (UX) Interfaces and User Experience
- Digital mapping, location based techologies and Augmented/ Hybrid Reality
- Videogames and their political economy, gaming culture and streaming content
- Digital methods for social science and humanities