Stéphane Natkin

Professor Emeritus / Founder of ENJMIN / Researcher

Nationality: French

Stéphane Natkin is professor emeritus at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (Cnam). He founded and directed the Ecole Nationale des Jeux et Media Interactifs Numériques ( until 2018. He is a member of the Media Interaction and Mobility research team at CEDRIC ( He was administrator of the Cnam, director of the CERDRIC and of the Cnam’s computer science department. He was administrator and vice-president in charge of research and education institutions, member of the executive board of the “Cap Digital” competitiveness cluster of the Ile de France region. He is the author of numerous scientific publications and responsible for collaborative research projects on game design theory, the player model and adaptive games, serious games, video games and disabilities, interactive sound, security and operating safety of critical computer systems, etc. He also acts as an expert and designer of games and transmedia products. He currently runs a video game production company, “La Compagnie des Martingales”, which he founded. He was the director of the Natkin-Berta Gallery, an art gallery presenting digital art installations, and the founder of CESIR, an IT company specialising in critical systems. He is one of the producers and co-author of the book “Sol LeWitt Black Gouaches” and the author of the books “Les protocoles de sécurité de l’Internet” (DUNOD, 2002) “Jeux et Media au XXI siècle” (Vuibert 2004) and “Video Games: A Glimpse at New Digital Entertainment” (AK Peters, 2006). He accompanied the creation of the Hive programme as a sponsor and mentor.

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