More Keynotes and videos from DiGRA 2011

More keynote lectures from DiGRA 2011 are now available, including Eric Zimmerman’s opening keynote on rethinking games research, In Defense of Beauty: http://vimeo.com/30791244.

Garry Crawford, Video Gamers (live bookreview by Frans Mäyrä): http://vimeo.com/30792069. Garry Crawford is a Cultural Sociologist at the University of Salford in the UK. His research and teaching focus primarily on audiences and consumers, and in particular, sport fans and video gamers.

Reiner Knizia, Maximum Impact Game Design: http://vimeo.com/30852674. Reiner Knizia is one of the world’s most successful and prolific game designers. He has had more than 500 games and books published in many countries and languages worldwide with sales totalling over 15 million games. He has won numerous international awards.

Panel on Modern Boardgames: http://vimeo.com/30853543. Hosted by Ben Kirman and José Zagal. Panelists: Reiner Knizia, Chris Bateman, Andrew Sheerin, James Wallis, Douglas Wilson and Armand Servaes. The panel brings together academics and practitioners from both sides of the digital gaming divide. Theyattempt to explore what makes the modern board game interesting, and discuss the opportunities and challenges this evolving form of play presents and the impact that board games, and their study, should be having on game studies as a whole.

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