A video games conference featuring international keynote speakers and game studies scholars Espen Aarseth and Ian Bogost who will be joined by leading Australian gaming and media academics. Representatives from political and social policy groups will also be present.
The academic study of videogames is a relatively recent endeavour. With origins in arts and humanities, computer science and social science, the interdisciplinary nature of the object of study has led to famous cross-departmental debates. More recently, diverse and collaborative approaches to videogames as texts, technologies, game systems and social practices have emerged. Theorycraft is a one-day conference keynoted by Associate Professor Ian Bogost (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Professor Espen Aarseth (Centre for Computer Games Research, IT University of Copenhagen) to present cutting-edge research into videogames and gaming culture. The day will conclude with a panel discussion of leading academics from different backgrounds to examine and engage with the interdisciplinary nature of game studies.
• Standard Rate: $120
• Student Rate: $50 This rate applies to any student of any university, high school etc whether in NSW or interstate. We will require a valid student ID upon entry to the conference.
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