Dan Golding is a critic, academic, and the director of the Freeplay Independent Games Festival.
Dan writes about videogames, music, and film for a variety of publications. His writing regularly appears at ABC Arts, Hyper Magazine, and Metro Magazine, where he is a contributing editor. In the past, Dan has regularly written for Crikey.com.au, where he ran their games blog, for which he won the ‘Best Games Journalist’ award at the 11th Annual IT Journalism ‘Lizzie’ awards. In 2013, Dan had a regular column at Kill Your Darlings. He has also been published in The Guardian, Meanjin, The Walkley Magazine, Screen Education, The Conversation, The Australian, Kotaku and PC PowerPlay, while his writing has been cited by TIME Magazine, The New York Times, Slate, Salon, Buzzfeed, and The New Statesman. Dan is a regular on the RRR radio program Byte Into It, and has appeared on SBS Television and numerous ABC local radio stations (Melbourne, Darwin, South-West NSW, Canberra), as well as Radio National. He has also spoken at the Melbourne Writer’s Festival, the Perth Writer’s Festival, the Emerging Writer’s Festival, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
Dan is also currently completing a Ph.D. in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, where he teaches and researches. Dan received the School’s ‘Excellence in Sessional Teaching’ award for 2012. Find his academic work here.
Dan is also the co-founder and an editor of Press Select Publishing.