::fibreculture:: Registration Open for Interactive Media Institute GAME Conference

Holly Randell-Moon holly.randell-moon at mq.edu.au
Sat Sep 17 09:08:28 CEST 2011

Apologies for cross-posting

*Registration is now open for GAME: A Three Day Video Games Event**  at *

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*Macquarie University Sydney, Australia*

Running from October 27th – 29th at Macquarie University, North Ryde, Sydney
Australia, *GAME* consists of a free public debate on video game politics
and policy, an academic conference featuring world renowned keynote
speakers *Ian Bogost *(Georgia Institute of Technology) and *Espen Aarseth* (IT
University of Copenhagen), and a games festival.


*Thursday October 27 - The Politics of Play Public Debate*

This public roundtable will discuss the contentious and complex issues
surrounding the content, classification and effect of video games on our
society. Speakers at this roundtable include: Paul Hunt (MLCS Management &
Former Deputy Director of the OFLC), Associate Professor Jeffery Brand (Bond
University), Dr John Martino (Victoria University), Dr Peter Chen
(University of Sydney), representatives of the Australian Classification
Board and more speakers to be confirmed. The debate is free and open to
members of the public.

*Friday October 28 – Theorycraft*

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The study of video games is a recent endeavour, bringing together
disciplines from within the humanities such as media and literary studies
with computer and human sciences. This conference will explore some of the
key developments in contemporary research both internationally and here in
Australia. The keynote speakers for this event are Dr Ian Bogost (Georgia
Institute of Technology) and Espen Aarseth (IT University of Copenhagen).

The conference will feature a final panel, *'The Future of Games'* which
will explore the future of game development including: augmented reality,
social, mobile and casual gaming, and the increasing use of video games in
educational settings.

The cost for entry to *Theorycraft* is $120 standard entry, $50 for

*Saturday October 29 - Game On! Festival Day*

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This celebration of video games and gaming culture is open to the public and
will host a range of interactive video game experiences. Play new games,
experiment with alternate reality interfaces, and participate in a Kodu
speed design challenge. Game On will also host a showcase of primary,
secondary and tertiary student design projects as well as information
sessions on gaming in education, studying games design and cyber safety.

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To register for these events, please visit the Interactive Media Institute’s
website at: http://imi.mq.edu.au/game/

For enquires please contact Holly Randell-Moon at:
holly.randell-moon at mq.edu.au


Dr. Holly Randell-Moon
Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies
Faculty of Arts
Macquarie University, NSW 2109
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