The 2011 Knudepunkt academic book. To my recollection the first (and maybe only) KP book to feature only academically peer reviewed articles. It set a high bar for the academic integrity and a lot of work went into making this book. But lets have the backcover speak for it self:
“Think Larp is a bold step forward in the history of Nordic larp studies. Making a dream from half a decade ago into reality, it contains ten fully peer reviewed articles on new ways to understand live-action role-playing. While novel in themselves, each of the articles also continues the theme of earlier scholars, making these contributions a part of an existing continuity.
What also distinguishes these texts is that they are all applications of the research methods of already-established fields: The question here is ‘what more can we learn from larps, if we turn the gaze of other disciplines on it?’ The answer is: A lot.
This book contains contributions by specialists ranging from media studies to philosophy, each asking how they can apply their own art to larp, as well as what new that application will provide. It is also a direct response to these saying that larps should solely be studied by other disciplines, not as “larp studies”. These ten articles show that it is possible to do both, without giving up too much of either side of the equation.
With Think Larp, we enter a new era of larp research.
– J. Tuomas Harviainen”
This book was edited by Thomas Duus Henriksen, Christian Bierlich, Kasper Friis Hansen and Valdemar Kølle.