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Play/Pause Symposium: Play, Procedure, Procedurality

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G07 University House

University of Birmingham

Birmingham

B15 2TT

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Room G07, University House, University of Birmingham

Lunch and Refreshments provided. Please email playpauseuob@gmail.com if you have any accessibility or dietary requirements.

This symposium provides a meeting place for researchers within and outside the field of game studies, and seeks to broaden the academic consideration of videogames and VR: away from the consideration of them as niche, relatively new technologies, towards mediums that have the capacity to encourage and create academic discourses that reflect the cultures they are created in.

PLAY/PAUSE SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE
Wednesday 24th January 2018
University House, Room G07

University of Birmingham B15 2TT

11.00-11.30 Registration

11.30-12.00 Welcome to PLAY/PAUSE
Introduction to Digital Cultures at Birmingham - Dr Matt Hayler

12.00-1.00 Lunch

1.00-2.00 Panel 1- Unruly Games: Narrative, Procedure, and Unexpected Encounters.

The ‘Essence’ of the Machine: Narrative and Procedural Conflict in Shadowrun – Adam Edwards

Non-Human Gaming – Paolo Ruffino

2.00-2.45 Coffee Break & *Work-in-progress discussion

2.45-3.45 Panel 2- Beyond the Game: Ludology and its Afterlives.

Bringing Things to Life: Understanding Everyday Life through the Procedural Representation of Material Culture in Historical Video Games – Juan Hiriart

Archival Adventuring – Melissa Kagen

3.45-4.45 Keynote – Dr Rob Gallagher, Kings College London

4.45-5.00 Concluding remarks

University House is situated at O3 on the University of Birmingham Campus Map


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