Research Symposium and Workshop on Game//Play Education & Culture

External research seminar on invitations to play and be playful in serious contexts, games and play in education and culture, as well as using games and play to hack existing contexts. The symposium presents talks by two international scholars as well as 2 panels with researchers from Aarhus University discussing the potential of game//play across different contexts. Registration deadline: March 15

19.02.2018 | Pia Gjermandsen Andersen

Dato man 19 mar
Tid 13:00 16:30
Sted Aarhus University, Aarhus, Nobelparken, Building 1483, Floor 6, Room 616

Program for March 19, 2018:

13.00-13.15: Introduction to “Research Workshop on Game//Play Education & Culture” by Associate Professor Rikke Toft Nørgård

13.15-14.00: Alex Moseley “The Invitation to Play”

14.00-14.30: Panel 1

14.30-14.45: Short coffee break

14.45-15.30: Luca Morini “The Games we Play, The Games we Game, The Games we Hack”

15.30-16.00: Panel 2

16.00-16.30: Wrap up and opening of playful wine reception

16.30-18.30: Wine reception where the dialogue can continue over some snacks and beverages

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Talks by:

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Description of event:

The symposium presents talks by two international scholars as well as 2 panels with researchers from Aarhus University discussing the potential of game//play across different contexts.

The first talk is from Alex Moseley, Head of Curriculum Enhancement at the University of Leicester and a National Teaching Fellow on “The invitation to play”. Alex Moseley will talk about: Targets, metrics, deadlines and quality measures dominate modern academic life. Yet much of that measured activity requires immersion, ideas and creativity, which need space and time to be nurtured. Play could offer such a space, but the willingness to play – to enter the magic circle - is stifled. In such a context, what form should an invitation to play take?

The second talk is from Luca Morini, Research Associate within the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL) of Coventry University on “The Games we Play, The Games we Game, The Games we Hack”. Luca Morini will talk about: With quantification/ gamification/ ludification of society being more and more rampant, what are the games that, willing or not, we are forced to play, and that pit us citizens against one another?

And how can game literacy, game design and a healthy punk/hacker ethic help us resist and rejig them? Through this talk, and through a quick DIY game hacking exercise, we'll try to develop some conceptual tools to develop a more playful, engaged and radical awareness and citizenship.

The 2 panels will present leading research at Aarhus University around games and play as designs, interactions, experience and culture. The panellists will shortly present their game research interests and work and then inter into dialogue with the presenters and each other. The audience are also more than welcome to pose questions and participate in the dialogue.

The talks and panels are followed by a wine reception 16.30-18.30 where the dialogue can continue over some snacks and beverages. 

Presenters:

Alex Moseley is Head of Curriculum Enhancement at the University of Leicester and a National Teaching Fellow. He has had long experience as both practitioner and researcher of course design and development for higher education. His principal research area is in games based learning for education and museums; he has co-authored Using Games to Enhance Teaching and Learning (Routledge, 2012) and New Traditional Games for Learning: A Case Book (Routledge, 2013) and has suggested key features of online immersive games which can be transferred to higher education to ensure high engagement and community development. He also teaches innovative courses in History, Archaeology and Museum Studies; designs games (he was part of the team behind the first charity Alternative Reality Game, Operation: Sleeper Cell) and is a Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator. He chairs the ALT Playful Learning Special Interest Group, and co-organises the Playful Learning conference.

Luca Morini is currently Research Associate within the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL) of Coventry University, where he tries to spend most of his time co-creating playful experiences with students and fellow HE workers. His research interest lies at the crossroads of playful design, DIY cultures, systems thinking and bringing into the 21st Century the strongly political and artistic tradition of Italian pedagogy. He will visit Aarhus University for a week in March 2018, to engage in a variety of discussions and explorations about these themes, and hopefully to establish ongoing collaboration with anyone interested in pursuing a more playful, politically engaged and "punk" idea of what a university should be.

 

 

 

Forskningsarrangement - TDM, Seminar, Arts, Science and Technology, Medarbejdere, Videnskabelige medarbejdere, Ph.d.-studerende, Forside- TDM