Tag Archives: play

Talking in A MAZE summit, Berlin

I will be speaking in April 26th about the “Potentials of multidisciplinary collaboration in the study of future game and play forms” in A MAZE, Clash of Realities collaborative seminar: Academic and Artistic Research on Digital Games summit. For the full program, see this link.

LARP: Art not worthy?

Worldcon 75 in Helsinki has generally been an excellent event with multiple cultures, diverse forms of art and innumerable communities of fandom coming together. However, what left bit of a bad taste to the mouth was the organizers’ decision yesterday to cancel a LARP (live action role-play), dealing with old people and dementia. The decision … Continue reading ”LARP: Art not worthy?”

CFP: DiGRA/FDG 2016

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

‘Mobile Games’ in the International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication & Society

This is a pretty massive reference book (three volumes, 1296 pages) and it should include wealth of materials that is helpful if you study e.g. online gaming, social media, hate speech, or any other of the dozens of its interesting … Continue reading

Työstä ja leikistä

I wrote a short article about the changing relations between work and play] Työelämän kehittämisen erikoislehti Telman uusin numero on uuden teknologian erikoisnumero. Minulta mukana on lyhyt kirjoitus otsikolla “Työtä vai leikkiä – ajatelmia työstä, leikistä ja pelillisyydestä”; ks. http://telma-lehti.fi/pelit-ja-pelaaminen-tyoelaman-uudistajina/

Panel: From Game Studies to Studies of Play in Society

https://twitter.com/hatii_matt/status/598821606471954433 The first day of DiGRA 2015 conference featured panel titled “From Game Studies to Studies of Play in Society”, which included Sebastian Deterding, Mia Consalvo, Joost Raessens, Seth Giddings, Torill Elvira Mortensen, Kristine Jørgensen and myself as speakers (Sybille … Continue reading

Pelien vetovoimasta ja “koukuttavuudesta”

[My views on games’ holding power and “addictiveness”.] Hiljattain toimittaja kyseli minulta sähköpostitse näkemyksiä siitä, mikä tekee Angry Birdsin kaltaisesta mobiilipelistä “koukuttavan” ja ovatko tällaiset pelit kenties addiktiivisempia (eli riippuvuutta aiheuttavia) verrattuna perinteisiin tietokonepeleihin. Hesarissa julkaistu juttu oli lopulta supistunut … Continue reading

SciFest, SciEdu

[I will be talking about play, games and new technology in the context of learning in Joensuu] Matkustan tänään Joensuuhun, missä on laaja SciFest 2015-tapahtuma 23.-25.4. Itse puhun tapahtuman yhteydessä toteutettavassa SciEdu-seminaarissa la klo 13 otsikolla “Leikkiä, peliä ja uutta … Continue reading

Playful Identities: The Ludification of Digital Media Cultures

Long in the making, this highly interesting book on ludification of culture is finally in print and available; it includes also my chapter on the culture and identity of online casual play: Frissen, Valerie, Sybille Lammes, Michiel de Lange, Jos … Continue reading