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Project meetings in Tampere (2016), Tallinn (2016) and in Bonn (2017)

The kick-off meeting took place in Finland at the University of Tampere in February 5th and 6th 2016. The second project meeting was in June 13th and 14th, 2016 at…

CFP: Finncon 2016 Academic Track

Call for Papers for the Academic Track at FINNCON 2016 Fantastic Visions from Faerie to Dystopia July 1–3, 2016, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland Finncon 2016 is one of the largest events in Europe for anyone interested in science fiction and fantasy. By tradition, it is free of membership fee, and offers you several programme … Continue reading ”CFP: Finncon 2016 Academic Track”

Sanna Malinen’s PhD defence

Today researcher Sanna Malinen defended her PhD thesis in the University of Tampere. The opponent in the public defence was professor Pekka Räsänen from the University of Turku, professor Frans Mäyrä acted as the custos. The abstract and download link to the full, PDF version of the dissertation, titled Sociability and Sense of Community among … Continue reading ”Sanna Malinen’s PhD defence”


CHI PLAY 2016 The 3rd ACM SIGCHI Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play http://chiplay.acm.org Twitter: #chiplay Austin, Texas October 16 – 19, 2016 CHI PLAY is an international and interdisciplinary conference (by ACM SIGCHI) for researchers and professionals across … Continue reading

CFP: Digital Games Research @ ECREA Conference Prague

Spreading word: Having achieved section status means that games research will have a full presence at the upcoming ECREA conference in Prague from 9 to 12 November 2016 (www.ecrea2016prague.eu). The Digital Games Research section invites contributions dealing with digital games as … Continue reading


Please spread the word: CFP DiGRA/FDG 2016 – 1st Joint International Conference of DiGRA and FDG For the first time, the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) and the Foundation of Digital Games (FDG) will partner in an unprecedented gathering of … Continue reading

Skene: loppuseminaari

[I will be speaking in the final seminar of Skene r&d-program about the basic research and innovations in games tomorrow in Helsinki] Huomenna on Helsingissä Tekesin pelialan Skene-ohjelman päätösseminaari. Oma alustukseni on otsikoltaan “Pelitutkimus: yhteistyöllä innovaatioita ja tieteen huippuja”. Tapahtumassa … Continue reading

CFP: Fanitutkimuksen konferenssi “Nörttikulttuurin nousu” (3.-4.3.2016)

Levittäkää sanaa: Esitelmäkutsu/CFP: NÖRTTIKULTTUURIN NOUSU Kuudes valtakunnallinen fandom-tutkimuksen konferenssi Jyväskylän yliopiston Taiteiden ja kulttuurin tutkimuksen laitoksella 3.–4.3.2016 Ketä voi haukkua nörtiksi – ja kuka puolestaan on “todellinen nörtti”? Haittaako, että yhä useampi vastaantulija tuntee nettislangia ja kulttifiktion sankareita? Entä onko … Continue reading

Clash of Realities, keynote

Next week, I will be in Cologne, presenting a keynote in the fascinating Clash of Realities conference. My title is “Playful Culture: Are We Undergoing a Ludic Turn?” Other speakers include e.g. Janet Murray, Jussi Holopainen and Rachel Kowert. More … Continue reading

DiGRA 2016: joint DiGRA/FDG conference

This actually makes great sense: “For the first time, the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) and the Foundation of Digital Games (FDG) will partner in an unprecedented gathering of games researchers. We invite researchers and educators within game research, broadly … Continue reading