Join us for the opening night of RPG: Relating Philosophy and Gaming, with short talks by three philosophers from Cardiff University, and a chance to win a £25 GAME gift voucher. Register for a free glass of wine (or non-alcoholic option) upon entry - there is no cost to attend, but space is limited!
Liz Irvine, 'Using Minecraft to understand how language evolved': Minecraft offers a great experimental platform to see how people communicate without a shared language, and so how the language of our hominid ancestors might have emerged. Hear what we've tested so far, and help us design our next experiments!
Steph Rennick, 'These aren't the tropes you're looking for (Video Game Edition)': What can video game narratives teach us about time, free will, or what makes us us? How can patterns (or 'tropes') in video games impact philosophical practice? Rather a lot, it turns out. Come and find out how.
Andrew Edgar, 'Role Playing and Perosnal Identity': When we play video games we often engage in some form of role play. We play with avatars that have different bodies and perhaps personalities to our real life selves. I will explore whether through this play we may actually become different selves - so challenging our usual understanding of personal identity.
Doors open at 6:15pm with talks starting at 6:30pm. We hope to see you there. If you have any questions, please contact us on twitter or facebook, or by emailing RennickS1@cardiff.ac.uk.