Breaking the Magic Circle

Game Research Lab Spring Seminar 2008 Tampere Finland 10-11 April

Programme

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

18.00 Crash course to Finland part 1: Finnish cuisine
(more info at social events section)

DAY 1: Thursday, April 10, 2008

Lecture room A3 (2nd floor), University main building

09:00-09:30 Registration & Coffee

09:30-10:00 Opening words

10:00-11:30 Session 1

  • Stef Aupers & Dick Houtman, From the Magic Circle to the Iron Cage? Institutionalization and Social Pressure in World of Warcraft
  • Vili Lehdonvirta, Virtual Worlds Do Not Exist
  • Peter Jenkins, The Convergence of The Real and The Virtual Worlds

11:30-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:30 Session 2

  • Dominic Arsenault & Bernard Perron, In The Frame of The Magic Cycle
  • Darryl Woodford, Abandoning the Magic Circle
  • Chelsea Winter Nolen, On The Evolutionary Aspects of Digital Play in Virtual Spaces

14:30-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-16:30 Session 3

  • Annakaisa Kultima, Johannes Niemelä, Janne Paavilainen & Hannamari Saarenpää, Bluetooth Planets & Shave my Baby! Breaking the Magic Circle with Game Idea Generation Games
  • Jaakko Suominen, Petri Saarikoski & Riikka Turtiainen, From a “Spirits Mystery” to “Duke John’s Time Capsule” – Making of Communal Games in Digital Cultural Context
  • Jeroen van Bree & Marinka Copier, The Play Element of Learning: Taking Serious Games Beyond the Magic Circle

19:00 Get Together @ Hypermedia Lab
(more info at social events section)

DAY 2: Friday, April 11, 2008

Lecture room B4113 (4th floor), Pinni B building

10:00-12:00 Session 4

  • Neil Dansey, Using Apophenia to Augment Player Experience in Pervasive LARPs
  • Stine Ejsing-Duun, A Game Magically Circling
  • Lars Bo Løfgreen, In Defence of Huizingas Magic Circle: Pervasive Gaming between Art and Superabundance
  • Sebastian Matyas, Christoph Schlieder, Christian Matyas, Maiko Kamata & Peter Kiefer, CityExplorer – Geographic Data Acquisition by Extending The “Magic Circle”

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:30 Session 5

  • Dan Dixon, Death, A Minor Annoyance or An Invitation to Play?
  • Fatima Jonsson, Embodied Interactions and Computer Games: An Ethnographic Study of The Social Experiences of Game Play
  • Eetu Paloheimo, Game Experiences in Skill Based Online Gambling Games
  • Sigrid Jones, Playing with Flickr: Casual Games and Creative Play

14:30-15:00 Closing Discussion

17:30 Crash Course to Finland part 2: Sauna Excursion
(more info at social events section)

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