Michael Nitsche is a digital media scholar and assistant professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His work deals with the various forms of space in video games, machinima, and digital performance. In 2007, he founded Digital World & Image Group to research the interconnections of physical and digital spaces. His work investigates the social spaces of the play space as well as their connection to a virtual polygon world and cinematic image. Nitsche’s book “Video Game Spaces; Image, Play, and Structure in 3D Worlds” was published by MIT Press in 2009. Together with Henry Lowood, he is co-editing “The Machinima Reader.” He holds an M.A. in drama and German language from Freie University Berlin, Germany, and an M.Phil. in architecture and the moving image as well as a Ph.D. in architecture from the University of Cambridge, UK.