The deadline for submission of abstracts to IAMCR 2010 (to be held in Braga, Portugal – 18-2 July 2010) has been extended to 8 February.
«The general theme of the conference is ‘Communication and Citizenship: Rethinking Crisis and Change’ and it aims to interrogate emergent models of communication and to open up innovative debates on mechanisms for empowering citizenship and participation».
The paper explains the philosophical relevance of this new language, including the role of media and symbolic systems in human cognition, the hope of a scientific revolution in humanities and the perspective of a leap in human collective intelligence thank to its possible self-reference in the mirror of cyberspace.
The Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds Issue 1(2) is now available.
– A life no longer worth playing: some remarks on in-game suicide
Authors: Michael Nagenborg And Christian Hoffstadt
– A Fable: or, how to recognize a narrative when you play one
Authors: Adam Rovner
– Teleporting the library?
Authors: Simon B. Heilesen
– The body of the avatar: rethinking the mind-body relationship in virtual worlds
Authors: Denise Doyle
– Developing a methodology for corpus-based computer game studies
Authors: Isamar Carrillo Masso
– DiGRA 2007 – Digital Games Research Association International Conference: Situated Play
Authors: Daniel Schultheiss
«This year’s topic
The theme this year is Do It Yourself. SHiFT 2010 will bring together the leaders and newbies of the communities which have serviced in the past 2 editions, with a single purpose: to empower you, so that you can empower others. Join us on the 16-17th April.
Why DIY? Find out more.
WHAT IS SHIFT
SHiFT is a happening, an international conference and unique event, gathering leaders and participants from all walks of life, to discuss and share Social and Human Ideas For Technology.»
More info here.
ECCS’10 European Conference on Complex Systems: Lisbon University Institute (13 – 17 September 2010)