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CfP: Art History of Games Symposium – DiGRA 2013

Art History of Games co-located conference
August 26-29, 2013
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

The second Art History of Games symposium will explore the relationships between games, art and history. Indeed, the title of this co-located conference — the Art History of Games — is intended as a provocation. Do games have an art history? Should they have an art history? Can they have a history in the same sense that painting, sculpture and architecture did until the mid-20th century? Is there a clear and identifiable relationship between games and art? What about histories of art games/games as art/games for art’s sake? What is happening to such creations and their history, as they age? What resources might existing disciplines such as Art History provide for thinking through these and other questions, and where might they need rethinking, supplementing, extending?

The Art History of Games symposium will be co-located with DiGRA 2013 in order to take advantage of the confluence of game makers, scholars, technologists, theorists and critics. We encourage submissions from all corners of the worlds of art, games and history: contemporary art world, the indie game scene, the game industry, academics studying and making games, media artists, art and media historians, and beyond.

Important Dates:

Feb 8: Abstracts of 500 words or less due. Submit abstracts through EasyChair (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=digra2013).

March 4: Notifications of acceptance sent
March 4: Registration opens
May 3: Full papers due
June 24: Committee feedback to authors
July 1: Author/early registration closes
July 15: Detailed conference schedule announced
July 26: Final papers due
Aug 26: Conference begins

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