Making the City Playable Conference 2014

Featuring Google Creative Lab’s Tom Uglow, architect Usman Haque, artist Luke Jerram and Ogilvy’s Tara Austin, this two-day international conference will explore the theme of the ‘Playable City’, asking what it might mean for citizens, urban planners, tech giants, small companies, artists and designers in imagining and making the cities of the future.

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CfP: EyePlay – The First Workshop on the Applications of Gaze in Games (@CHIPlay)

 What  new  challenges  does  the  combination  of  games  and  eye-­tracking  present?  As  eye-­tracking  technology  is  now  an  affordable   commodity,  its  appeal  as  a  sensing  technology  for  games  is  set  to  become  the  driving  force  for  novel  methods  of  player-­computer   interaction  and  games  evaluation.  The  EyePlay  workshop  brings  together  researchers  and  industry  specialists  to  develop  a  new   research  agenda  for  this  field.
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CfP: SCMS 2015: game-related panels

Please find below a list of conveners seeking participants for game-related pre-constituted panels at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference in Montreal, March 25-29, 2015. Panel conveners will be in charge of vetting, compiling, and submitting final proposals by the SCMS deadline of August 29th, 2014, through the SCMS website at cmstudies.org
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LARP Event Sunday afternoon DiGRA 2014 (sign up now!)

Margaret Simkins has agreed to run Geraldine’s Birthday Party, a
beginner-friendly theater-style live action role playing game set in
1965 Upstate New York. The game will be at Snowbird on Sunday afternoon.
Exact time and room are yet to be determined, but it should start around
noon with game beginning around 1:00pm (Mountain Time).

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CfP: First Person Scholar’s Pseudo Game Jam

It’s a pseudo game jam. It’s not located anywhere and you don’t have to program anything. We’re looking for written descriptions of the processes and procedures that make up a game. We call them procedural poems. Here’s what you need to know: there’s a grand prize valued at $170, submissions are due July 31st, 2014, entries are 300 words max. Visit http://www.firstpersonscholar.com/pseudo-game-jam/ for more details, including an example procedural poem, and the submission form.

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