[NetBehaviour] POLYLOGUE session - GAME ENGINES/SOCIAL ENGINES

marc marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Fri Feb 24 13:23:09 CET 2006


II. POLYLOGUE session - GAME ENGINES/SOCIAL ENGINES

29. March from 17:30 GMT (12:30 - New York, 18:30 - Prague)

Details on how to install and use access grid - http://www.ciant.cz/ag

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Game Engines/Social Engines
- polylogue session about game engines, their social and political aspects

The interdisciplinary meeting should create an open space for deeper 
theoretical reflection on the recent development in the field of serious 
games. We are looking for various perspectives, examples and thoughts on 
social, political and artistic aspects of videogames. Researchers, 
theoreticians, game designers, programmers and artists are welcome to 
join the discussion.

List of topics:

Videogames & Politics
- Political aspects of videogames
- Representation and self-representation
- Digital emancipation and creation of heroes (Middle East, China)
- Persuasive games and games as means of propaganda

Social Engines
- Social aspects of videogames
- Activism and virus campaigns
- Social networking in games
- Educational videogames

Abstracts of papers (15 to 20 min) should reach us before 20th March 
2006 in order to facilitate moderation. Short presentations (10 min) are 
also possible, send us only the title. Please send us you telephone 
number, ICQ, Skype etc..

Moderators:

Vít Sisler
New Media Studies &
Institute of Near Eastern and African Studies,
Charles University of Prague
vsisler[at]gmail.com

Denisa Kera
New Media Studies
Charles University of Prague
denisa.kera[at]ff.cuni.cz

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This session is a part of a series entitled POLYLOGUES organized by the 
International center for art and new technologies (CIANT) in Prague & 
New media studies (Charles University) in cooperation with Georgia 
Institute of Technology & MARCEL network. It aims to stimulate 
interdisciplinary exchange of ideas via sessions moderated from Prague 
while having guest speakers from all over the world.
We hope to create a bridge between countries that will facilitate 
intercultural or rather intercontinental and interdisciplinary exchanges 
in the fields of art and new technologies. All sessions will be recorded 
and made available to general public in the archive.

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Best,

Denisa Kera / New Media Studies, Charles University / kera at ff.cuni.cz/ 
+420 777 817 774

Pavel Sedlak / CIANT / sedlak at ciant.cz/ +420 737 731 347

CIANT & Charles University node http://www.ciant.cz/ag




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