DIGAREC Lectures with Espen Aarseth (Copenhagen), December 3, 2009

Espen Aarseth

“Locating the Game in Computer Games: From Game Structure to Game Semantics”

3.12.2009 – 18h-20h

Hörsaal 2 / Lecture Hall 2 (Anfahrt / Map)

Hasso Plattner Institut für Softwaresystemtechnik GmbH
Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Str. 2-3
D-14482 Potsdam

The talk will focus on a few central problems in Game Studies: The question of where to locate game meaning, game defintions and how to avoid them, and the conundrum of games vs stories. In all these problems, the choice of ludic perspective (e.g. are games artifacts, systems or activities?) limits our ability to discuss games across disciplinary boundaries. What is needed is a metaperspective that will offer the field a chance to move on.

Bio: Espen Aarseth.

This lecture is organized in cooperation with Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Potsdam and funded by Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg.

The language will be English and the entry is free.

Following lectures: programm.

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