|Dr Aleksandra K Krotoski|
|Born||1974 (age 38–39)|
|Other names||Aleks Krotoski, Dr Aleks Krotoski|
|Education||PhD in Social Psychology|
|Alma mater||University of Surrey|
|Notable work(s)||The Virtual Revolution|
Aleksandra K. "Aleks" Krotoski (born 1974) is an American broadcaster and journalist, currently based in the UK, who writes about technology and interactivity. She presents The Guardian podcast Tech Weekly and contributes to guardian.co.uk. She formerly wrote a print column for The Guardian's now defunct Technology section.
Since co-presenting the computer games programmes Bits (with Emily Newton Dunn and Emily Booth) and Thumb Bandits (with Iain Lee) for Channel 4 from 1999 to 2002, she has written academic and industry research papers. In 2003, she appeared on a Strong Women edition of Weakest Link, but was voted off in the second round. In 2006, she contributed to the United Kingdom's Department for Education and Skills and the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA) collaboration, "Unlimited Learning: The role of computer and video games in curriculum-based education". In 2004, she authored ELSPA's "Chicks and Joysticks: An exploration of women and gaming".
In February 2010, she presented The Virtual Revolution for BBC Two. This TV documentary series was described by the BBC as charting "two decades of profound change since the invention of the World Wide Web, weighing up the huge benefits and the unforeseen downsides." She also presented an accompanying four-part podcast series on the BBC World Service.
As of November 2010, she is Researcher in Residence at the British Library and is curator of the Growing Knowledge digital exhibition at the library., and a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics.
- "Dr Aleks Krotoski’s keynote speech Big Breaks in the Digital Age". White Hat Media blog. Retrieved 2010-04-17.
- "Aleks Krotoski Profile". Guardian.co.uk (London). 1 October 2007. Archived from the original on 23 April 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
- Unlimited Learning: The role of computer and video games in curriculum-based education. Archived from the original on 2009-03-20.
- Chicks and Joysticks: An exploration of women and gaming. Archived from the original on 2009-03-20.
- "Games Industry's 100 Most Influential Women - Page 6".
- "Top ten girl geeks". CNET.
- "Aleks Krotoski". The Virtual Revolution. BBC. Archived from the original on 2 February 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2010.
- "Episode Guide". The Virtual Revolution. BBC. Archived from the original on 27 January 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2010.
- "Growing Knowledge".
- "LSE Visiting Fellowship". Aleks Krotoski. 2012-01-12. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
- 16:30 (2012-06-11). "BBC Radio 4 - Digital Human, Series 1". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
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