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Project workshop 1: April 23-24, 2015,

Venue: U-06 Centre for Peace Studies and E-1004 Dept. of Culture and Literature, UiT Tromsø
To access abstracts, please click on the titles of the presentations.
Programme:
Day 1: April 23, 2015 (U-06, Centre for Peace Studies)

09:15 - 09:45 Welcome & Introduction to WARGAME-project (Holger Pötzsch, UiT)

09:45 - 10:00 Break

Panel 1: War Games and the Body

10:00 - 10:30: James Ash (Newcastle University)
Resolution: Understanding Affective Design in Military FPS Games

10:30 - 11:00: Kevin McSorley (University of Portsmouth)
Somatic War: Militarized Sensation, Gameplay and Embodied Experience

11:00 – 11:30: Siobhan Thomas (London South Bank University)
"Transgressing the Boundaries of Embodied Habitus: Intersomatic Connoisseurship in War Game Design"

11:30 - 12:00 Coffee

Panel 2: War Games and Reality

12:00 – 12:30: Holger Pötzsch (UiT Tromsø)
Selective Transgressions: Gendering the Experience of War in Military-Themed Computer Games

12:30 – 13:00: Philip Hammond (London South Bank University)
Reality Check: Military Videogames and the Problem of Authenticity

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

Panel 3: Transgressive Games

14:00 – 14:30: Kristine Jørgensen (University of Bergen)
Transgressive Content and Meaning-Making Processes in War Games

14:30 – 15:00: Tilo Hartmann (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Moral Disengagement: How Video Games Frame Physical Violence an 'Okay' Action

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee

Panel 4: Games, History, and Memory

15:30 – 16:00: Christine Smith-Simonsen (UiT) and Holger Pötzsch (UiT)
War Games and History: War, Violence, and Enemies in History-Based First-Person Shooters

16:00 - 16:30: Emil Lundedal Hammar (UiT)
Appropriative Memorial Play

16:30 – 17:00: Vit Sisler (Charles University Prague)
"Contested Memories of War in the Serious Game 'Czechoslovakia 38-89 - Assassination"


20:00 - 22:00: Screening of Tonje Hessen Schei's documentary Play Again (2010)
Verdensteatret Cinematek, Introduction by Holger Pötzsch, UiT Tromsø


Day 2: April 24, 2015 (E-1004, Dept.of Cuture and Literature)

09:30 – 12:30: Closed planning and development session 1

12:30 – 13:45: Lunch

14:15 – 17:00: Closed planning and development session 2

19:00 Joint Dinner

The symposium was jointly financed by the Dept. of Culture and Literature and the Centre for Peace Studies, UiT Tromsø, and is the result of an initiative by the ENCODE-research group.


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