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April 2018

Guest Talk by Hanna Wirman – Wider Margins, Countless Others

April 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
2A08, IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langaards Vej 7
Copenhagen, 2300 Denmark
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The Center for Computer Games Research is pleased to announce a guest talk by Hanna Wirman, from Hong Kong Polytechnic University's School of Design, titled "Wider Margins, Countless Others". The talk will take place on Tuesday, April 17th, from 12:00-13:00, in room 2A08 at the IT University of Copenhagen.   “Wider Margins, Countless Others” A game's eSports compatibility is considered a mere 'feature' and freemium game 'whales' comprise just the 0.15% minority of players. Yet, these are both aspects that…

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Game Studies Seminar

April 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Auditorium 4, IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langgaards Vej 7
Copenhagen, 2300 Denmark
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Program for the Game Studies Seminar: Tom van Nuenen: Understanding creativity through experiences of ludic travel Inge van de Ven: Conceptualizing creative reading through multimodal literature   The seminar will take place on Tuesday, April 17th, at 3:00 PM, in Auditorium 4 at the IT University of Copenhagen.

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June 2018

Open lecture by David Chalmers

June 25, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
AUD 2 ,The IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langgaards Vej 7, 2300 Copenhagen S, Rued Langgaards Vej 7
Copenhagen S, 2300 Denmark
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David Chalmers is one of the most recognizable philosophers and cognitive scientists of our times. He is renowned for developing the hypothesis of extended mind, his study on the hard problem of consciousness and conceptualization of virtual reality. Upcoming Monday he will deliver an open lecture entitled "The meta-problem of consciousness" Come to IT University Copenhagen, Auditorium 2 and learn why we struggle so much with explaining and recreating consciousness.

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August 2018

ITU Triple Game Studies Conference

August 13, 2018 @ 8:00 am - August 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langgaards Vej 7
Copenhagen, 2300 Denmark
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In the middle week of August 2018, the IT University of Copenhagen and its Center For Computer Games Research will host three game studies conferences in semi-parallel: Philosophy of Computer Games (13th-15th), Games And Literary Theory (15th-17th) and History of Games (16th-17th). These three conferences, sponsored by the ERC through the AdG project MSG – Making Sense of Games and supported by ITU, will be colocated on the ITU campus, and will be free of charge (three for the price…

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January 2019

Talk: Ex Nihilo – Playing and Designing with Zero Knowledge

January 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Auditorium 4, IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langgaards Vej 7
Copenhagen, 2300 Denmark
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Computer Games Research Center presents: Ex Nihilo - Playing And Designing With Zero Knowledge a talk by Mike Cook - https://twitter.com/mtrc Artificial intelligence techniques rely a lot on humans, whether explicitly, through labelled training data and feedback, or implicitly, through the small design decisions made while creating them. But for certain kinds of problem, especially creative ones, it's either undesirable or impossible to use human knowledge to help an AI. In this talk, Mike Cook explores his recent work in…

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March 2019

Thorsten Quandt: Are video games addictive?

March 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Scrollbar, IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langgaards Vej 7
København, 2300 Denmark
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Are video games addictive? Theoretical considerations and empirical findings With the recent introduction of Gaming Disorder as a category in the World Health Organizations’s International Classification of Diseases (ICD), the excessive and uncontrolled use of console and computer games has been officially defined as a form of addictive behavior. However, the normative establishment of such a category in the ICD was not greeted with uniform support by the scientific community. On the contrary: There were numerous critical voices, as there…

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John Sharp: Games, Game Art, Artgames and Artist’s games

March 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Auditorium 3, IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langgaards Vej 7
Copenhagen, 2300 Denmark
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The Center for Computer Games Research invites you to a talk by John Sharp on Thursday, 21st of March. John is a game designer, graphic designer, art historian, educator and Associate Professor of Games and Learning at the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons School of Design. The talk 'Games, Game Art, Artgames and Artist's games' will synthesize the main arguments found in his book 'Works of Game: On the Asthetics of Games and Art', which explores the…

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April 2019

Tanja Sihvonen: Playful and game-like qualities of astroturfing

April 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room 5A60, IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langgaards Vej 7 København 2300 + Google Map

The Center for Computer Games Research invites you to a talk by Tanja Sihvonen on Tuesday, April 2nd. Who are the people who have influence on social media, and how can we question their assumptions? Meet Tanja Sihvonen for a talk about the problems of identifying and researching user groups in online cultures, focusing on the playful and game-like qualities of deceptive communication. Tanja Sihvonen is a professor of Communication Studies at the University of Vaasa, Finland. She studies games,…

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September 2019

Computerspil: Problem eller nyskabende kultur?

September 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Auditorium 1, IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langgaards Vej 7
Copenhagen, 2300 Denmark
Free

Digitale spil er en fast del af medie- og kulturlivet, men vækker også bekymringer om afhængighed og moralsk forfald. Bliv klogere på, hvad forskningen viser om computerspil, når IT-Universitetet inviterer til et gratis og åbent arrangement om spillenes betydning for samfundet onsdag d. 11. september kl. 17-19. Engang var det rockmusik, tegneserier og film – i dag er computerspil den mest udskældte og omdiskuterede kulturelle genre. For selvom hver anden dansker jævnligt spiller digitale spil, bliver spillene ofte stadig set…

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Emma Westecott: Game Sketching

September 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room 4A58, IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langgaards Vej 7
Copenhagen, 2300 Denmark
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The department of Digital Design invites you to a talk by Emma Westecott on Friday, the 27th of September, at 15:00 in room 4A58. *Note: The time of this event has changed to 15:00 on Friday September 27th* Game sketching Digital games are a critical form in which makers express models of play that create meaning beyond entertainment. Game culture is pervasive and amidst a wider technological context that invites all our active participation provides one setting for creative self-expression. Games collapse the distance between makers…

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