Bart Simon is the current director of TAG and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. His areas of expertise include game studies, science and technology studies and cultural sociology. His game studies research crosses a variety of genres, platforms and modalities looking at the relation of game cultures, socio-materiality and everyday life. Some of his work is represented in journals such as Games and Culture, Game Studies and Loading. His current research on gestural gaming is funded by the Social Science and Humanities Council of Canada and he is a network investigator for the Canadian network on New Media, Animation and Games.