Games Research Network

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Month: February 2017 (page 2 of 2)

Call for Papers: Playful Learning 2017

After last year’s inaugural event, Playful Learning conference, run in conjunction with the ALT Games and Learning SIG, returns 12 to 14 July 2017 at Manchester Metropolitan University.  Playful Learning is pitched at the intersection of learning and play for adults. Playful in approach and outlook, yet underpinned by robust research and working practices, the conference provides a space where teachers, researchers and students can play, learn and think together. A space to meet other playful people and be inspired by talks, workshops, activities and events.

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Event: A Playful Path

The Faculty of Education at Manchester Metropolitan are delighted to invite you to spend a day with the renowned play theorist, Bernie DeKoven (see his TED talk here). The event will be an exploration of play in adulthood and promises to be a compelling mixture of theory, action, and play.

Places are free, but limited, and are available here. Book now to avoid disappointment!

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Playful mapping in the digital age

There is a very interesting book launch coming up on the 16th February, taking place in the Old Abbey Inn and featuring discussion, drinks and play! Here is the information from the organisers:

Playful Mapping Collective (2016) Playful Mapping in the Digital Age

Amsterdam: Institute of Network Culture

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Job: Games Development Manager

Here at the Games Research Network, we were really excited to see this job advertised by the Wellcome Trust.

Games development manager

Job location London Closing dateFriday 24 February 2017 Salary Around £48,000, depending on experience, plus excellent benefits

Job description

We are looking for a highly creative individual to join our broadcast, games and film team in the public engagement department.

We act as a hub of creative exchange for the entertainment industries, bringing those who work in them together with researchers from across biomedical science. This newly created position seeks to advance our work with the games industry in particular.

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Multiplatform 2017 – Call for Papers

A one-day symposium on interdisciplinary research in games and gaming

The Salutation, Higher Chatham St

Manchester UK

21 June 2017

The Games Research Network announces the call for participation at its symposium, Multiplatform 2017, to be held on 21 June 2017 at The Salutation and hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University.

The Games Research Network brings together academics and researchers, industry professionals, games designers and players with the aim of supporting and promoting research into games and gaming from a range of angles and across a range of media. Multiplatform in terms of both media and method, this symposium sets out to explore the transmedial nature of games and games research.

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