Ian Bogost is an academic videogame researcher and game designer. Bogost is Assistant Professor of Literature Communication and Culture at Georgia Institute of Technology, where he teaches and researches in undergraduate and graduate programs in digital media. Bogost's current research interests include videogame criticism (the subject of a forthcoming book from MIT Press, Unit Operations: An Approach to Videogame Criticism) and videogame rhetoric (including the function of ideology, politics, advertising, and education in games). Bogost is also the founder of two companies. The first, Persuasive Games, is a game studio that designs, builds, and distributes electronic games for persuasion, instruction, and activism. The second, Open Texture, is a publisher of cross-media education and enrichment materials for families.