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January 2019

Mike Cook: Ex Nihilo – Playing And Designing With Zero Knowledge

January 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langaardsvej 7, Auditorium 3
Copenhagen, S 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 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langaardsvej 7, Auditorium 3
Copenhagen, S Copenhagen 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 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langaardsvej 7, Auditorium 3
Copenhagen, S 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

Playful and game-like qualities of astroturfing

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langaardsvej 7, Auditorium 3
Copenhagen, S Copenhagen 2300 Denmark
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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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Current Perspectives in game studies

April 26 @ 11:00 am - April 29 @ 5:00 pm
Creative Media Centre (CMC), City University of Hong Kong, 18 Tat Hong Avenue
Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
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Over the past few decades, computer game studies has emerged from the niches of academia into the mainstream of the study of media and culture and today its scope encompasses a number of interdisciplinary perspectives. This seminar introduces contemporary viewpoints in game studies, ranging from game hermeneutics to game ontology, and from game cultures to gamification, game design and the politics of gaming. The seminar is open to all. Due to limited seats please RSVP by email to Mr. Johnathan…

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May 2019

Michael Mateas – Gemini: An Interlinked Model of Game Generation & Interpretation

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langaardsvej 7, Auditorium 3
Copenhagen, S Copenhagen 2300 Denmark
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The Center for Computer Games Research invites you to a talk by Michael Mateas on Monday, the 20th of May. Michael Mateas Michael Mateas is a Professor of Computational Media at University of California, Santa Cruz, where he helped launch the Computer Game Design degree, the first of its kind in the UC system. His work explores artificial intelligence-based art and entertainment, forging a new research discipline called Expressive AI. Michael Founded the Center for Games and Playable Media at UC…

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June 2019

Seminar: The Triple-A Classroom – Using Commercial Games in School

June 17 @ 10:00 am - June 18 @ 4:30 pm
IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langaardsvej 7, Auditorium 3
Copenhagen, S Copenhagen 2300 Denmark
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Seminar topic: We know everyone plays games, but what does it mean? And how do we equip students to critically think about the games they see and use in everyday life? Games are presently used in schools both at primary, secondary and high school level - and teachers employ games in class as gamification of learning situations, serious games designed for education, game development teaching, and as a general break from more traditional media. Yet there is little or no…

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B. Perron talk-J. Henriot: Ace of Heart of French Play Studies

June 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langaardsvej 7, Auditorium 3
Copenhagen, S Copenhagen 2300 Denmark
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The Center for Computer Games Research invites you to a talk by Bernard Perron on Tuesday, the 25th of June, at 15:00 in Aud 3. Bernard Perron is Full Professor of Cinema and Video Game at the University of Montreal, Canada. He has written Silent Hill: The Terror Engine (2012) in the Landmark Video Games book series he is co-editing. He has edited Horror Video Games: Essays on the Fusion of Fear and Play (2009). Among others, he has also…

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September 2019
Free

Talk: Warren Sack – The Software Arts

September 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langaardsvej 7, Auditorium 3
Copenhagen, S Copenhagen 2300 Denmark
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The Center for Computer Games Research invites you to a talk by Warren Sack on Tuesday, the 10th of September, at 16:00 in Auditorium 3. The subject of Warren Sack's talk will be The Software Arts, a book recently published in the MIT Press "Software Studies" series. Sack offers an alternative history of software that traces its roots to the step-by-step descriptions of how things were made in the workshops of eighteenth-century artists and artisans. He illustrates how software was…

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Computerspil: Problem eller nyskabende kultur?

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