PLAYPAUSE are excited to announce our second symposium, Immersion|Dissonance which will be taking place at the University of Birmingham on Wednesday 22nd May 2019. See below for information about the conference and this year’s call for papers.
PLAYPAUSE 2019 SYMPOSIUM – Wednesday 22nd May 2019, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT.
CFP – PLAYPAUSE SYMPOSIUM 2019: Immersion|Dissonance
For our second annual symposium, PLAY/PAUSE is looking for papers that interrogate the continuum between immersion and dissonance within videogames and virtual reality. We therefore welcome papers from any disciplinary background that relate to (but are not limited to) the following topics:
- New immersive media (Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality)
- Embodiment and virtual environments
- Glitches and breaking immersion
- Flow and gaming expertise
- Identification and social gaming
- Constructed authenticity
- Queerness and the player body
- Detail, labour and the ‘crunch’
- Boredom and negative affects
Abstracts of no more than 250 words, along with a bibliography and short bio, should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 15th March 2019. We particularly welcome proposals from PGRs and early career researchers.
The Eventbrite for bDigra2019 is now live – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/british-digra-conference-2019-tickets-57972642735
The 2019 Conference is again being hosted at Staffordshire University, on the College Rd Campus in sunny Stoke-on-Trent, UK. The campus is incredibly close to the Stoke-on-Trent train station.
Here’s the university’s suggested list of accommodation, but there are B&Bs and AirBNB’s around the place too.
||Address and Contact Telephone Number
||Proximity to the University
|Best Western Plus, Moat House, Stoke on Trent
||Etruria Hall, Festival Way, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 5BQ. 0870 225 4601
||2.4 miles – Approx 10 minutes’ drive
|Holiday Inn, Stoke on Trent
||Clayton Road, Newcastle Under Lyme, ST5 4DL. 0871 942 9077
||4.2 miles – Approx 15 minutes’ drive
|Holiday Inn Express, Stoke on Trent
||Stanley Matthews Way, Trentham Lakes, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4EG.
||3.3 miles – Approx 10 minutes’ drive
|North Stafford Hotel
||Winton Square, Station Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2AE. 0871 222 0097
||0.4 miles – Approx 3-5 minutes’ walk
|Premiere Inn, Trentham Gardens
||Stone Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 8JG. 0871 527 9050
||4.4 miles – Approx 16 minutes’ drive
|Quality Hotel, Hanley
||66 Trinity Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5NB. 01782 202 361
||2.1 miles – Approx 8 minutes’ drive
|Premiere Inn, Hanley
||Etruria Road, Hanley, ST1 5NH. 0871 527 9476
||1.9 miles – Approx 10 minutes’ drive