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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Senior Lecturer in Games Design at Falmouth University, Cornwall, UK

Games @Falmouth brings the arts together with technology to create innovative ways of telling stories and engaging players. Falmouth students work in multi-skilled teams to produce publishable games geared towards the ‘indie’ market. They have the drive and creativity to work in one of the most exciting, dynamic and global creative industries.

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer with substantial industry experience of game design and production who will be responsible for teaching game design and development on our exciting new programme of Games courses.

You will have significant professional experience in the digital games industry and a passion for nurturing the next generation of game makers. Relevant experience of game design and an in-depth knowledge of development pipelines and management methods is a pre-requisite.

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff. These include generous holiday entitlements, pension scheme, childcare vouchers, training and development courses and relocation assistance.

Falmouth University is already regarded as one of the UK’s best arts universities and our global standing is growing fast having been named the UK’s top specialist arts university by the Complete University Guide 2015.

We also ranked as the highest new entrant in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014, measuring joint number one across various categories and 12th overall. Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2014 placed Falmouth 8th in the UK rankings.

The closing date for this position is Sunday 10 August 2014.
Interviews are planned to be held on Monday 18 August 2014.

More details available on the Falmouth website at www.Falmouth.ac.uk/jobs
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CfP: ‘HiStories 2014′, an interdisciplinary workshop on Video Games and History

‘HiStories 2014′, an interdisciplinary workshop on Video Games and History, organized by the University of Rostock, Germany, November 29 &30. This year’s topic is  ’Playful reflection – Narrative simulation’. Abstracts (1 page only, short CV and publications list added) may be sent in until October 31 to mario.donick@uni-rostock.de. At the moment, the CFP is in German, but non-German speakers are presumably welcome. Please contact the organizer for details.

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