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Registration Open!

The Spring Seminar program is now available and can be found here. Once we receive the presenters’ papers after the due date of March 9th, we will send them to all presenters and attendees via email.

Non-presenters who wish to attend the seminar should register by completing this form. Registration is free. There is limited space at the seminar.

Feel free to share information about the seminar on social media! The official seminar hashtag is #springseminar20.

Abstract Deadline Extended

The abstract submission deadline has been extended by a week. The deadline is now January 20, 2020.

The papers will be selected for presentation based on extended abstracts of 500-1000 words (plus references). Abstracts should be delivered in PDF format.
Submissions should be sent to: gamestudiesseminar@gmail.com.

Commentators Announced

We are happy to announce the two invited commentators for the Immersive Experiences spring seminar! They are Dr. Aleena Chia (Simon Fraser University) and Dr. Usva Seregina (Goldsmiths, University of London). Dr Chia is an Assistant Professor specializing in the ethnography of gaming cultures. Her research investigates practices at the margins of the digital and analogue, and in the interstices between work and play. Dr. Seregina’s academic work is interdisciplinary, encompassing such fields, as consumer research, sociology, anthropology, performance studies, game studies, and art education. They are also a practicing visual and performance artist.

Call for Paper published

The call for papers for next year’s spring seminar has now been published. Immersive Experiences seminar will be the 16th annual spring seminar hosted by Tampere University Game Research Lab and the Center of Excellence in Game Culture Studies. The seminar follows our traditional work-in-progress format; all papers ate distributed to all participants ahead of the seminar. This means that we can have a lively and informed discussion at the seminar.

Notice that this year the seminar takes place the same week as Solmukohta (Knutpunkt), which means that people interested in larp may want to stick around in Tampere for a few extra days.