Digital Games Seminar: Spaces and Embodiment in Games and Virtual Worlds (2014)

9th July 2014, 10:30 – 15:30, Room 826

Institute of Education – Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL


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This event is supported by MODE and DARE.


Talks by Alison Gazzard, Diane Carr and Andrew Burn (IOE)

Invited speakers: Tom Apperley (UNSW) and Seth Giddings (UWE).


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10:30  Arrival (Tea and Coffee)


11:00 – 11:30

Paths, Possibilities and Places: approaches to thinking about space and time in videogames (Alison Gazzard, IOE)


11:30 – 12:00

What is disembodied play? A collective review and discussion of ‘games and embodiment’ literature  (Diane Carr, IOE)


12:00 – 12:30

Multimodal approaches to games: designing space and action (Andrew Burn, IOE)


12:30 – 13:30



13:30 – 14:15

Gaming’s networked imaginary: Transnational rhythms and global citizenship (Tom Apperley, UNSW, Australia)


14:15 – 15:00

Configuring the 15-second Dancer: designing for embodied play (Seth Giddings, UWE)



Closing comments

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