Invitation to mini-seminar on
ART OF GAMES
room 454, IDI, Gløshaugen, NTNU, Trondheim
Thursday, 10th March, from 13:00 – 16:00.
13.00 – 13.30: welcoming and lunch
13.30– 14.30: Maggie Parker (Teesside University) “‘The Journey’. A narrative of an artistic adventure into Academia“
14.30 – 15.30: Kristine Jørgensen (University of Bergen) “Games and the human condition”
15.30 – 16.00: Alf Inge Wang (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) “2011-03-10-progress-in-game-technology“
Maggie Parker – The Journey’. A narrative of an artistic adventure into Academia
Lecture of Maggie Parker presents her creative work and shows how she arrived at the space she inhabits at the moment in the context of interactions with computers.
Maggie Parker is an artist, curator and computer game developer. She was the first fine artist to be accepted onto Teesside University’s School of Computing PhD programme. She lectures and researches in the field of game studies and digital art, drawing and animation for computer games.
Kristine Jørgensen – Games and the human condition
Kristine Jørgensen will present a planned research project that discusses how and whether computer games may present what Hanna Arendt called “the human condition” through gameplay. This includes how and whether games through their construction and combination of rules can be a medium that brings to life ethical problems, existential issues, and emotional struggles.
Kristine Jørgensen is senior lecturer at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at University of Bergen. She holds a PhD in media studies from Copenhagen University, and has published articles on game sound, the user interface in games, the player role, games research methods, the Norwegian game industry, and game narratives.
Alf Inge Wang – Opportunities and challenges with progress in game technology
The talk will give an overview of how game technology has changed over the 40 years video games have excited. Further, it will give an overview of different areas game technology can be applied as well as discuss areas where game technology can introduce ethical problems.
Alf Inge Wang is associate professor at the Dept. of Computer and Information Science at NTNU. He is head of NTNUs research program on video games and head of JoinGame – a Norwegian professional network of game researchers and developers.
To sign up for this seminar, send an email to Agnieszka Pokrywka (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 8th March