Tampere University Spring Seminar, “Urban Play”

Next month, the Game Research Lab at Tampere University, Finland will hold its annual Spring Seminar event. The Spring Seminar is a venue for academics, researchers and commentators to discuss their game-related work in progress. This year, it will be held on the 15th & 16th April at Vapriikki museum, Tampere. The theme is ‘Urban Play’. All all welcome to attend and participate.
Attendance and registration are free. If you would like to attend, just complete this short form so we have your details: https://forms.gle/XbrothayHS18JNfK7
This year, the seminar has 17 full papers and 2 keynote speakers: Sybille Lammes from Leiden University, The Netherlands and Troy Innocent from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. The seminar format is that 5,000-word papers of works in progress are distributed to all seminar attendees after the due date (25th March). Attendees are then encouraged to read the papers before the seminar, and the presenters will provide 10 minute key points for discussion at the seminar followed by 20 minutes of audience discussion per paper. Two expert commentators, Sybille Lammes and Dale Leorke, will facilitate the discussion.
This year, Troy Innocent will also run a version of his mixed-reality, location-based game Wayfinder Live in Tampere from 11th-16th April. More information is available here: https://www.facebook.com/events/375713139934252/
Please note that the museum tour on the first day of the seminar has yet to be confirmed, so the program may be adjusted slightly in the coming days to accommodate this.
For more information, contact Dale Leorke: dale.leorke@tuni.fi

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