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THINK DESIGN PLAY 5th International Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) Conference 14-17 September 2011

Hosted by the Utrecht School of the Arts in the Netherlands

Call for participation

After Leveling Up in the Netherlands (2003), Changing Views in Canada (2005), Situated Play in Japan (2007) and Breaking New Ground in England (2009) the 5th DiGRA Conference returns to Utrecht for Think Design Play

The goal of the DiGRA conference is to advance the study of games and playfulness. DiGRA 2011 seeks to connect game research to the creative industries and society by fostering the development of an integrated practice of game research, design, engineering, entrepreneurship and play. The conference is designed as a physical and online playground for meaningful dialogue between all players in the field of games. Whilst the conference will include the presentation of (peer-reviewed) papers and practice, invited talks and workshops, we are also very interested in supporting alternative forms and processes through which to participate and stimulate debate and discussion.

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The next Philosophy of Computer Games ConferenceĀ  will be at Athens, Greece, on April 6th-9th 2011. Call for Papers is below:

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Methods seminar at University of Tampere, 8-9 April, 2010:

What are the approaches and methods that are useful while studying games, play and related phenomena? The dynamic nature of interactive game form, the changing strategies adopted during actual play, as well as the multiple research questions that surround the design, implementation, distribution as well as the social uses of games all present their distinctive requirements for the methods that are suitable for their study.

Full CFP is available at

We hereby invite scholars in any field who take a professional interest in the phenomenon of computer games to submit papers to the international conference “The Philosophy of Computer Games 2008″, to be held in Potsdam, Germany, on May 8-10, 2008.

Further details at:

There is a new journal International Journal of Role-Playing and they have a call for papers out for the first number (deadline January 1st, 2008).