working papers (some are available at ssrn via the “download” link)
In prep Our Present Misfortune: Games and the Post-Bureaucratic Colonization of Contingency. In “Fortune Societies: Luck, Vitality, and the Contingency of Everyday Life,” Social Analysis special issue. Giovanni da Col and Caroline Humphrey, eds.
In press Culture vs. Architecture: Second Life, Sociality, and the Human. In Games, Learning, and Society: Learning and Meaning in the Digital Age, Kurt Squire, Sasha Barab, and Constance Steinkuehler, eds. Learning in Doing Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
In press These Great Urbanist Games: New Babylon and Second Life (reprint). World Making: Media, Art, and the Politics of the Global, Patrice Petro, Lane Hall, and A. Aneesh, eds. New Directions in International Studies Series. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
2010 The Second Life of Institutions: Social Poetics in a Digital State. Anthropological Quarterly 83(2):355-372.
2009a Anthropology and Play: The Contours of Playful Experience. New Literary History 40(1):205-218.
2009b These Great Urbanist Games: New Babylon and Second Life. Artifact 2(3):1-7.
2009c The Short and Happy Life of Interdisciplinarity in Game Studies. Timothy Burke, co-author. Games & Culture 4(4):323-330.
2007a Beyond Play: A New Approach to Games. Games & Culture 2(2):95-113.
2007b Contriving Constraints: The Gameness of Second Life and the Persistence of Scarcity. Innovations: Technology | Governance | Globalization 2(3):62-67.
2006a Parlaying Value: Capital in and Beyond Virtual Worlds. Games & Culture 1(2):141-162.
2006b Introduction: Control and Contingency Online. First Monday, Special Issue No. 7. Edited by Sandra Braman and Thomas Malaby.
2006c Coding Control: Governance and Contingency in the Production of Online Worlds. First Monday, Special Issue No. 7. Edited by Sandra Braman and Thomas Malaby.
2003a The Currency of Proof: Euro Competence and the Refiguring of Value in Greece. Social Analysis 47(1):42-52.
2003b Spaces in Tense: History, Contingency, and Place in a Cretan City. In The Usable Past: Greek Metahistories, K. Brown and Yannis Hamilakis, eds. 171-190. Ranham, MD: Lexington Books.
2002a Odds and Ends: Risk, Mortality, and the Politics of Contingency. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry 26(3):283-312.
2002b Making Change in the New Europe: Euro Competence in Greece (Essay). Anthropological Quarterly 75(3):591-597.
2001 The Future of Class? The Role of Temporality in Class Identity in Greece. Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe (Inaugural Issue) 1(1): 4-8.
1999 Fateful Misconceptions: Rethinking Paradigms of Chance among Gamblers in Crete. Social Analysis 43(1):141-164.