Mirjam Palosaari Eladhari
Mirjam Palosaari Eladhari, PhD, is a senior lecturer in game studies at Södertörn University. Mirjam is a game designer, researcher, and developer who entered the video game industry as a programmer in 2000. Her dissertation work (Teesside, 2010) explored characterisation and story construction in MMO’s focusing semi-autonomous avatars. Having focused on intelligent agents and story construction, her present research foci are AI based game design and story-making games. Her approach includes exploration of the game design space through experimental prototypes. She has worked as a game designer in various research projects, most recently in C2Learn. She is a co-founder of the Virtual Institute of Computational Expression, and recently founded the indie studio Otter Play.