Beat Suter works as lecturer for Game Design at the University of the Arts Zurich, Switzerland (ZHDK), and manages the GameLab. He has a Dr. Phil. from the University of Zurich. From 2006 - 2014 he also worked as a lecturer for the Merz Academy Stuttgart. He organizes festivals and symposia on Indie Games and Game Studies. He is the president of the gameZfestival association. He is founding member of the internationally known art group AND-OR that specializes in gameart and netart. He also works as publisher (edition cyberfiction) and author and reviews projects for the national research funds of Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Recently he co-authored the creative card set IdeasForGames.