28th October. JAPAN IN THE DIGITAL AGE.
Manchester Metropolitan University, The Shed/Digital Innovation.
This interdisciplinary, one-day Symposium brings together academics, PG students and practitioners to examine the transformation of Japan in the Digital Age, and the transformation of the Digital Age through Japanese culture, practice, politics, technologies, industries and beyond. Keynote speakers: Ian Condry, Professor of Japanese Cultural Studies, Global Studies and Languages, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and Gen-i Kazuhito (源井 和仁), award-winning media practitioner and Managing Director of Because Co. Ltd, Japan.
For more information, please get in touch with Dr. Esperanza Miyake (e.miyake[at]mmu.ac.uk)
31 October. INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK: SCARY GAMES.
Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Library Chat Zone, 10-2.
As part of International Games Week, we’re running a day of horror-themed gaming in the Chat Zone of All Saints Library. Come and join us, we’ll be playing Mysterium, Dead of Winter, Pandemic: Cthulhu Reign, and many more spooky games for Halloween.
June 2018. MULTIPLATFORM 2018.
The Games Research Network’s second annual symposium on games and gaming will be held in June 2018. Details and Call for Papers to follow.
We meet every other Wednesday, alternating between lunchtime and evening sessions. We welcome interested gamers, games designers, developers, and academics to join us.
These sessions present the opportunity to playtest games in development; if you are developing a game and would like it to be playtested by a group of experienced academic gamers then please to send an email to Paul Wake & Sam Illingworth.