Meet the Makers: Daniela Tenenbaum and “In Touch”

Our colleagues from the Transmission in Motion hybrid research community are organizing another Meet the Makers session, this time focusing on the IMPACT exhibition In Touch. It’s an exhibition which should be interesting for those exploring the potential of playful media.

Editorial Team
13-05-2024 // Events, News // Extended Realities (AR/VR/XR), Games Beyond Entertainment

Two Assistant Professors in Screen Media

The department of Media and Culture Studies has published two job openings for Assistant Professors which might be interesting for those engaged in research fields related to games and play: Screen Media.

Editorial Team
06-05-2024 // Jobs // Extended Realities (AR/VR/XR), Games and Sustainability

Franchise Hacking – Magic: the Gathering

'Franchise hacking’ within Magic: The Gathering (MtG) means to creatively alter game elements to embed urgent real-world ecological narratives into the game’s design.

drs. Timo Fluitsma
19-04-2024 // Insights // Games and Sustainability, Games Beyond Entertainment, Social Games and Play
Member of classical music orchestra playing violin on a concert or recording session

Book Launch: Four Ways of Hearing Video Game Music – Dr. Michiel Kamp

Please join us to celebrate the publication of Michiel Kamp’s Four ways of Hearing Video Game Music, published with Oxford University Press, 2024.

Editorial Team
22-02-2024 // Books, Events // Criticism and Analysis

Book Launch: Videogame Formalism: On Form, Aesthetic Experience, and Methodology

Please join us to celebrate the publication of Alex Mitchell and Jasper van Vught’s book: Videogame Formalism: On Form, Aesthetic Experience, and Methodology, published open access with Amsterdam University Press, 2023. To mark this occasion, Alex and Jasper will give an (online) talk on:Friday, 22 March 2024, 7Am (2PM Singapore time).You can register for the

Editorial Team
20-02-2024 // Books, Events // Criticism and Analysis

Ecogames: Playful Perspectives on the Climate Crisis

Ecogames: Playful Perspectives on the Climate Crisis brings together authors who explore the aspects of ecocritical engagement in and through games.

Editorial Team
22-01-2024 // Books // Criticism and Analysis, Games and Sustainability

Enhancing Effective Media and Digital Literacy through Digital Games – a Report

How we can improve media literacy skills through the use of digital games?

dr. René Glas, dr. Jasper van Vught
14-12-2023 // News, Publications // Criticism and Analysis, Games Beyond Entertainment

PhD Project: The Becoming-Playful of Warfare in the Netherlands

This PhD research project seeks to understand and explain this ongoing logistical process by mapping out the Dutch ‘military-academic-entertainment complex’ and the nature of its relationship to the ludification of warfare in the Netherlands.

Editorial Team
01-09-2021 // Insights, News // Game Technology and AI, Games Beyond Entertainment

Making Games – The Politics and Poetics of Game Creation Tools

In Making Games, Stefan Werning considers the role of tools (primarily but not exclusively software), their design affordances, and the role they play as sociotechnical actors. He frames game-making as a (meta)game in itself and shows that tools, like games, have their own “procedural rhetoric” and should not always be conceived simply in terms of optimization and best practices.

Editorial Team
16-02-2021 // Books // Criticism and Analysis

The Playful Citizen. Civic Engagement in a Mediatized Culture

The Playful Citizen edited volume explores how and through what media we are becoming more playful as citizens and how this manifests itself in our ways of doing, living, and thinking.

Editorial Team
10-01-2019 // Books // Criticism and Analysis, Games Beyond Entertainment