British DiGRA conference 2018 – call for hosts

Following the successful first British DiGRA conference, hosted by Salford University in May this year, the British DiGRA Board are pleased to invite parties interested in hosting the next conference to apply via the form below:

https://goo.gl/forms/dcvHD16e9HNZcoy52

Applications should be submitted by 5pm on Friday 15th December, 5pm on Sunday 14th January with the conference expected to run sometime between late-April and June 2018. As soon as possible following the closing date, the Board will select a host from the submitted applications.

Queries may be addressed to Esther (neveah@gmail.com) or Matt (Matthew.Barr@glasgow.ac.uk). Applicants are encouraged to review the Inclusivity Policy: http://bdigra.org.uk/inclusivity-policy

After VR: the archaeology and potential of immersive media

13:00 – 18:00, 1 November 2017, Harvard Lecture Theatre, Winchester School of Art

Event details – More details here

For more information regarding this event, please email Dr Seth Giddings at S.Giddings@soton.ac.uk .

Taking the recent revival in commercial, popular, and academic interest in virtual reality and augmented reality technologies and applications as a prompt and a provocation, this event will present current research on the genealogies, realities, and imaginaries of immersive media in art, industry and popular culture before and after the screen.

A symposium at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton on Wednesday 1st November, hosted by the Transforming Creativity research group and AMT (Archaeologies of Media and Technology research group).

Speakers will include:

Jenna Ng (University of York)
Helen W Kennedy (University of Brighton)
Michael Goddard (University of Westminster)

The event will be convened by Seth Giddings, with Jussi Parikka as respondent

Lincoln Games Research Network Inaugural event

The newly formed Lincoln Games Research Network are hosting a free 1-day symposium event on 10th November 2017, with a range of external speakers and activities.
http://games.lincoln.ac.uk/?page_id=1647

To attend, please contact Jussi Holopainen (jholopainen@lincoln.ac.uk) or Patrick Dickinson (pdickinson@lincoln.ac.uk).

Schedule:

9:00 – 9:50 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ben Kirman, University of York (Jackson Lecture Theatre), “Weirding games”.

10:00 – 10:50 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sebastian Deterding, University of York (Jackson Lecture Theatre), “Outside the box: toward an ecology of game enjoyment”.

10:50 Coffee Break. Note: Remaining Sessions in INB 1103, intLab Research Room.

11:20 – 11:40 Speaker: Dr. Paolo Ruffino, University of Lincoln.

11:40 – 12:00 Speaker: Dr. Aki Järvinen, Sheffield Hallam University.

12:00 Break for Lunch

13:00 Research Speed Dating, Professor Antonella de Angeli, University of Lincoln

14:00 Game Ideation Session, Dr. Richard Wetzel, University of Lincoln

15:00 – 15:20 Speaker: Dr. Khaled Bachour, University of Lincoln

15:20-15:40 Speaker: Dr. Elisa Rubegni, University of Lincoln

15:40 Coffee Break

16:00 Play Games!