2. Escape Games Convention, Stuttgart

just visited, it was a great experience…

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Our Escape Room article is also published here:

https://digitale-spielewelten.de/magazin/escape-the-room-spiele/24

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GermanDevDays

In case someone want to meet me, I’ll be on the GermanDevDays next week :)

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Keynote: Game Design & eLearning, 10.5.2016, Wernau

I gave Tuesday a lecture about Game Design & eLearning @ Bosch Thermotechnik, Wernau… it was a lot of fun :)

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Out now: Our Article about Escape Rooms.

http://skill.fhstp.ac.at/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Tagungsband_2015.pdf

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Event: Escape While you Can, Gerber – Stuttgart, 28.4.2016

Tomorrow we will host an event @ the Gerber, if you are interested, drop me a line.

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Re: CfP Crossroads 2016, Sydney

1st CfP: Cultural Studies and the Research of (Digital) Games.

@ the 11th International Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference

14. -17. December 2016
Sydney, Australia

Hosted by the
Hosted by the University of Sydney and Western Sydney University, Crossroads 2016 will bring scholars together in the beautiful summertime setting of Sydney University to engage with the past, present and future of cultural studies scholarship.

Submission Deadline: 17th February 2016

- Apologies for cross posting -

Cultural Studies and the Research of (Digital) Games

Proposals are invited for PRESENTATIONS at the 11th International Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference in Sydney: www.crossroads2016.net

Session: Cultural Studies and the Research of (Digital) Games

The organizer seeks proposals covering all aspects of gaming, gaming culture and game studies. Proposals can address analog and digital games and all theoretical and methodological approaches are welcome.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- The relationship between Cultural Studies and (analog, hybrid and digital) games
- Identity construction, representation of race, class, gender and sexuality in games
- Gaming culture, game cultures and game communities
- The role and future of Live Action Games (e.g. Live Action Role Playing Games or Escape Rooms)
- Ideology in game design or production
- Ethics in game design
- Game advertising and marketing
- Regulation, youth protection, censorship and intellectual property
- Game analysis
- Research methods
- Appropriation processes
- Serious games/persuasive games/games for change
- …

ALL PROPOSALS ARE WELCOME!
- Please send an abstract of 100 – 150 words or note of interest to Markus Wiemker markus@wiemker.org till 17th February 2016 –

 Notifications of authors till 30th April 2016

Prof. Markus Wiemker
Program Chair: Game Design
Director: Holistic Game Design Lab
Head of School Creative Arts, Stuttgart
Hochschule Macromedia, University of Applied Sciences
Naststrasse 11, 70376 Stuttgart, Germany
markus@wiemker.org
www.wiemker.org

* Since its inception in 1996 in Tampere, Finland, the Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference has played an important role in the creation of a global discussion about Cultural Studies. It has become a major international conference where scholars from all five continents gather regularly to exchange research, views and insights. Organized by the Association for Cultural Studies (ACS), the Crossroads Conference is held every other year in different parts of the world. Previous conferences have taken place in Birmingham (United Kingdom), Urbana-Champaign (USA), Istanbul (Turkey), Kingston (Jamaica), Hong Kong (China) and Paris (France). For the first time in its history, Crossroads in Cultural Studies is coming to the southern hemisphere. The 11th Association for Cultural Studies “Crossroads in Cultural Studies” conference will be held in Sydney, Australia, from the 14-17 December, 2016. Hosted by the University of Sydney and Western Sydney University, Crossroads 2016 will bring scholars together in the beautiful summertime setting of Sydney University to engage with the past, present and future of cultural studies scholarship.

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Conference: GAMES & AUSBILDUNG

I’m happy to be invited to a roundtable about: VR, AR, 3D Gaming, Wearables @ the GAMES & AUSBILDUNG conference, 16th December, Cologne. http://www.gamesausbildung.de

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Project: Escape Room

My team and I working now on several Escape Room projects. I also gave some speeches (St. Pölten & Berlin) and there will also a working paper out in december 2015.

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Gamescom 2015 & B3 Biennale des bewegten Bildes

In case someone is interested I’ll organize/moderate 3 Roundtables @ Gamescom 2015

-> Roundtable: „Education & Human Resources – Welche Skills braucht die Spieleindustrie?“ @ Speakers’ Corner, Campus Area, Gamescom Köln, 7.8.2015.

-> Panel Diskussion: „‘Terra Incognita‘ oder neue Chancen für die Spieleindustrie!”

@ Gamescom Congress Campus Area, Gamescom Köln, 6.8.2015. http://www.gamescom-congress.de/gamescom/de/Rheinsaal_3.html

-> Roundtable: „Analog, Digital, Hybrid. What’s coming next?“ @ Respawn. Gathering of Game Developers Conference. Dock.One, Köln, 3.8.2015.

and I’m invited to be part of two roundtables @ the B3 Biennale des bewegten Bildes, Frankfurt.

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