Marion Walton’s research explores the connections between media studies and the study of software, digital media, social networks and games. She has a particular interest in mobile media and developing new research methodologies for the study of interactive media, and user experiences of social and participatory media. Her PhD studies included a period of study at the Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media at the Institute of Education, University of London. Her research in Human Computer Interaction suggests approaches to studying software as a new form of media, and confronts the issues of power and regulation of meaning that arise for users of software, particularly those in marginalized contexts. She has a particular interest in children and youth media and she can be found watching Wallace and Gromit or playing World of Warcraft.