Announcement: The Proceedings of the 1st International Joint Conference of DiGRA and FDG are now available online

Hello,

The Proceedings of the 1st International Joint Conference of DiGRA and
FDG are now available online in the DiGRA digital library:
http://www.digra.org/digital-library/forums/13-digra-fdg2106/

These are the full paper proceedings (abstract proceedings will be
uploaded shortly).

Enjoy!

Jose Zagal
ps.
Are you an author and can’t find your paper? Contact me directly!


José P. Zagal
Entertainment Arts & Engineering
University of Utah
jose.zagal@utah.edu
@JoseZagal

http://www.eae.utah.edu/faculty/jzagal

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Seminar: Teaching Engineering Through Video Games

Dear all

Seminar, central London, 19th October, lunchtime.

Teaching Engineering Through Video Games

With Diarmid Campbell, Cambridge University.

More details here -

http://bit.ly/2dkP4rG

Diarmid was in the games industry for many years. He is now developing games to teach engineering concepts with Cambridge University’s Engineering Department.

Seminar convenor – Prof Andrew Burn

UCL Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education

University College London

Conference: Parallel Worlds at Victoria and Albert Museum, London

We’re excited to announce the V&A’s first ever conference dedicated to the design and culture of videogames, an event that we feel provides a much needed new critical and cultural platform to discuss one of the most fascinating design fields of our time.

Parallel Worlds will be taking place on Friday 25 November 2016 and will bring together a highly eclectic line up of leading designers, artists and thinkers whose work explores the ways in which videogames reflect and augment our reality. Speakers confirmed so far include Meg Jayanth (80 Days), Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn of Tale of Tales (Cathedral in the Clouds), Laura Dilloway (Rigs: Mechanized Combat League), Keiichi Matsuda (Hyper-Reality), Simon Mann (Total War: Attila), Holly Gramazio (Matheson Marcault) and Pol Clarissou (Orchids to Dusk) with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Full Speaker line up info is available at: http://www.vam.ac.uk/blog/network/parallel-worlds-a-new-videogame-design-conference

Parallel Worlds: Designing Alternative Realities in Videogames

Friday, 25 November 2016

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Tickets: £35 (full price), £30 (concession), £15 (student)

Book Online: https://goo.gl/AR8ouS

This inaugural event will continue into the evening with a Parallel Worlds themed Friday Late where your reality will be further distorted with a host of arcades, workshops and demonstrations across the Museum.

Many thanks for your time and please help share this event with those you feel it may be of interest to.

Kristian Volsing

Research Curator, Videogames

Victoria and Albert Museum

 

Conference: Parallel Worlds: Designing Alternative Realities in Videogames , Victoria and Albert Museum, London

We’re excited to announce the V&A’s first ever conference dedicated to the design and culture of videogames, an event that we feel provides a much needed new critical and cultural platform to discuss one of the most fascinating design fields of our time.

Parallel Worlds will be taking place on Friday 25 November 2016 and will bring together a highly eclectic line up of leading designers, artists and thinkers whose work explores the ways in which videogames reflect and augment our reality. Speakers confirmed so far include Meg Jayanth (80 Days), Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn of Tale of Tales (Cathedral in the Clouds), Laura Dilloway (Rigs: Mechanized Combat League), Keiichi Matsuda (Hyper-Reality), Simon Mann (Total War: Attila), Holly Gramazio (Matheson Marcault) and Pol Clarissou (Orchids to Dusk) with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

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Job: Full Professorship in New Media and Digital Culture (1.0), with games as area of interest

Full Professorship in New Media and Digital Culture (1.0), with games as area of interest.

 http://werkenbij.leidenuniv.nl/vacatures/wetenschappelijke-functies/full-professorshipnewmedia-16-265.html

Prof. dr. Joost Raessens | Professor and Chair of Media Theory | Faculty of Humanities | Utrecht University |Muntstraat 2A | Room 2.09 | NL-3512 EV Utrecht | T +31 30 253 6270 / +31 611 340 241 | F +31 30 253 6167www.raessens.nl | www.gameresearch.nl | www.gamesandplay.nl | www.newmediastudies.nl | J.Raessens@uu.nl |

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CfP: Special Issue on Postcolonial Perspectives in Game Studies

Call for articles for a special issue of Open Library of Humanities: Postcolonial Perspectives in Game Studies

This open-access special issue of Open Library of Humanities aims to bring questions of Postcolonialism to the forefront of game studies. An often underexplored and neglected area in the domain of studying both digital and analogue games, a critique of the (mis)representation of Orientalist attitudes, race, hybridity, notions of space and the fragmented postcolonial identities is urgently required. We, therefore, seek submissions that provide critical analysis of colonial representations in games and also challenge notions of colonial hegemonic power-structures. Deadline for abstracts: 15th December 2016.

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CfP: I/O Symposium on computational subcultures

Drawing from both scholarly and creative modes of knowledge production, I/O
will feature panel discussions, workshops, performances, an exhibition and
a keynote lecture by Anders Carlsson aka Goto80, a scholar and practitioner
from Sweden, who explains how to make money with NFTs.

The mandate of the Symposium is to facilitate a critical and accessible
dialogue between emerging scholars, practitioners and larger publics with a
deep interest in the myriad iterations of computational subcultures.

The I/O Symposium is set to occur on November 24 and 25, 2016 at Concordia
University, on the 11thFloor of the EV building, and is supported by the TAG
Research Centre, the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology and
the Hexagram Network for Research-Creation.
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Conference: 38th Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA)

I am writing to inform you about the upcoming 38th Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA), which is going to take place in Orlando, FL from March 22-26, 2017. Special guests attending the conference will be Steven Erikson, N.K. Jemisin, and Edward James. The call for papers for the conference with the theme “Fantastic Epics” can be viewed/downloaded on the International Association for the Fantastic in the Art’s homepage via the following link: http://www.fantastic-arts.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/ICFA38-CfP-2.pdf The application portal is open and we will be thrilled to receive proposals until October 31st. Continue reading