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GameCulture, conference, March 18-21.

The international Conference “Computer Games / Players / Game Cultures: State and Perspectives of Digital Game Studies”. The Conference takes place in Magdeburg, Germany, from 19 to 21 March 2009, starting with an informal get-together in the evening of March, 18th. The conference is organized and hosted by the Chair for Media Research and Adult Education (Prof. Dr. Johannes Fromme) at the Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg. The Conference at the same serves as the “Spring Conference” of the Media Education Commission of the German Association for Educational Science.

The international conference “Computer Games / Players / Game Cultures” seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum to present and reflect upon the state which digital game studies has obtained in the past decade as well as discuss perspectives for the future. The focus lies on aesthetic, social, cultural and educational aspects of computer games, including persistent multiplayer game worlds like MMOGs. Scientists from different countries will present their work in 6 panels with different focal points on relevant questions of digital game studies. Furthermore internationally renowned researchers and designers have confirmed to present a keynote. The programme also includes a forum for PhD-students, a poster-session and a panel discussion concerning the controversy around computergame- and online-addiction. We’re looking forward to welcome you in Magdeburg!

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