Media Technology MSc

Public Graduation Presentations

On Friday April 13 we organize the public graduation presentations of Media Technology MSc graduates. In 20-25 minutes Rinske Roeleveld and Marieke Paardekoper will present their graduation research projects, followed by 10 minutes public discussion.

Everyone is invited to attend!

When and where?
Friday, April 13 2018.
Room 01 of the Academy building,
Rapenburg 73, Leiden (downtown).
Language: English.

Presentation Schedule
09:00 - 9:35 Rinske Roeleveld
09:40 - 10:15 Marieke Paardekoper

9.00 - 9.35 Rinske Roeleveld
Wayfinding Abilities and Gamer Skills in Portal 2
Spatial and wayfinding abilities and video game abilities seem to be linked somehow. This study strives to find out if people who have good wayfinding abilities are also good at playing video games. 115 participants have filled in the Wayfinding Questionnaire, a self-report measure of wayfinding abilities. The outcome of the Wayfinding Questionnaire is compared to a measure of how “good” a player is at playing the game Portal 2, namely the time of completion of the first playthrough of the game. Self-assessed wayfinding abilities correlate with the outcome of the Wayfinding Questionnaire and male participants score significantly higher on the Wayfinding Questionnaire than females. No significant correlation was found between the outcome of the Wayfinding Questionnaire and the first playthrough time. 
Thesis advisors: Maarten Lamers & Ineke van der Ham (Neuropsychology group, Fac of Social & Behavioural Sciences)

9.40 - 10.15 Marieke Paardekoper
Analyzing media influence on piracy behaviour
Illegal piracy has been a prevelant problem for many years, and any steps taken against it have often failed. Understanding what factors influence people to pirate could provide a solution in the fight against it. By performing a sentiment analysis on Dutch media written outlets, I focus on one of these factors to determine if it influences in a negative or positive manner. 
Thesis advisors: Max van Duijn & Jaap van den Herik


13 April 2018