[csaa-forum] Register now for GAME: A Three Day Video Games Event

Holly Randell-Moon holly.randell-moon at mq.edu.au
Mon Oct 17 20:21:01 CST 2011

apologies for cross-posting

*Register now for **GAME: A Three Day Video Games Event**  **at*

*Macquarie University Sydney, Australia*

Running from October 27th – 29th at Macquarie University, North Ryde, Sydney
Australia, *GAME* consists of a free public debate on video game politics
and policy, an academic conference featuring world renowned keynote
speakers *Ian Bogost *(Georgia Institute of Technology) and *Espen Aarseth* (IT
University of Copenhagen), and a games festival.

Other speakers include:

·      *Martin Slater** *(2K Games)

·      *Professor Terry Flew* (Australian Law Reform Commission)

·      *Paul Hunt* (MLCS Management & Former Deputy Director of the OFLC)

·      *Associate Professor Jeffery Brand* (Bond University)

and more …


*Thursday October 27 - The Politics of Play Public Debate*

This public roundtable will discuss the contentious and complex issues
surrounding the content, classification and effect of video games on our
society. Speakers at this roundtable include: *Professor **Terry
Flew*(Australian Law Reform Commission),
*David Emery* (Classification Branch), *Zahid Gameldien* (Classification
Board), *Paul Hunt* (MLCS Management & Former Deputy Director of the OFLC),
*Associate Professor Jeffery Brand* (Bond University), *Dr John
Martino*(Victoria University),
*Dr Peter Chen* (University of Sydney) and *Dr Rowan Tulloch *(Macquarie

The debate is free and open to members of the public.

*Friday October 28 – Theorycraft*

The study of video games is a recent endeavour, bringing together
disciplines from within the humanities such as media and literary studies
with computer and human sciences. This conference will explore some of the
key developments in contemporary research both internationally and here in
Australia. The keynote speakers for this event are *Professor Ian
Bogost*(Georgia Institute of Technology) and
*Associate Professor Espen Aarseth* (IT University of Copenhagen). Other
speakers include: *Dr Chris Chesher *(University of Sydney), *Dr John Banks
*(QUT), *Peggy Sheehy* and *Dean Groom*.

The conference will feature a final panel, 'The Future of Games' which will
explore the future of game development including: augmented reality, social,
mobile and casual gaming, and the increasing use of video games in
educational settings. Participants in this panel include: *Martin Slater *(2K
Games), *Dr Larissa Hjorth *(RMIT) and *Dr Mark Finn *(Swinburne).

The cost for entry to Theorycraft is $120 standard entry, $50 for students.

*Saturday October 29 - Game On! Festival Day*

Join *Goose *from *ABC’s Good Game* to design & play games, chat with indie
developers, listen to info sessions & participate in live action Zombie
games. There is something for everyone! Game On will also host a showcase of
primary, secondary and tertiary student design projects as well as
information sessions on gaming in education, studying games design and cyber

*   *

To register for these events, please visit the Interactive Media Institute’s
website at: http://imi.mq.edu.au/game/

For enquires please contact Holly Randell-Moon at:
holly.randell-moon at mq.edu.au


Dr. Holly Randell-Moon
Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural Studies
Faculty of Arts
Macquarie University, NSW 2109
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