What is it like to be a streamer? What does the practice entail for the daily life of those broadcast on Twitch? These questions are at the heart of the Twitch streaming project. This work originated from the issue that although live streaming has become a fruitful topic in game studies and sociology over the last few years, most of the work produced had to do with professionalized contexts, like eSports, or with high viewcount streamers exclusively, through the lens of influencing. For this reason, the project engages primarily with streamers who have lower viewcounts, in order to shed light on a lesser known but large segment of people who stream. The streaming project uses self-streaming, interviews, and observations of Twitch to explore the relationships between streaming practices, the Twitch platform, and the lived experiences of streamers. The use of multiple methodologies is intended to provide a rich array of findings that wouldn’t be available if only one of these had been the sole avenue of data collection.
Twitch Streaming Project
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