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Independent Researcher, Tampere University

Dale Leorke is an independent researcher. His research focuses on the intersection of games, play and public space. His research interests include mobile and location-based games, participatory planning and civic engagement, and the transformation of public libraries in the digital era. His books include Location-based Gaming: Play in Public Space (2018), Public Libraries in the Smart City (2018), Openness in Practice: Understanding Attitudes to Open Government Data (2021), and the edited collection Games and Play in the Creative, Smart and Ecological City (2020).


  • –present
    Research Fellow, University of Tampere