About AuthorLiel Leibovitz, Editor, is a visiting assistant professor focusing primarily on video game and interactive media research and theory. Having received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2007, Leibovitz continues to study the ontology of electronic game play, exploring such diverse issues as human-machine interaction, gaming and the construction of player subjectivity, and representations of death and violence in video games. Prior to coming to NYU, he taught at Barnard College. He is a member of the advisory board of the New York chapter of the Digital Games Research Association, a founding member of the NYU Faculty Council on Games, and a member of the academic advisory board of the American Jewish Historical Society. He is also the author or co-author of several books of non-fiction, including, most recently, The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel, and the Ordeals of Divine Election, co-written with Todd Gitlin, as well as contributor to newspapers and magazines such as the Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic Monthly, Dissent, and Tablet.
December 27, 2011
We are proud to present the inaugural issue of The New York Review of Video Games, an online magazine dedicated to thinking seriously about electronic play, written and produced by a New York University-based community of faculty and student game scholars.
Despite our affiliation, we’re not an academic journal. Rather, we believe that with the ascent of video games to the fore of popular culture, there’s room for a thoughtful, argumentative, and irreverent publication devoted to parsing all corners of this expanding field, from considering particular games to thinking about the medium’s social, political, and economic implications.