From May 14th-17th at Leuphana University Lüneburg, the DIGRA 2015 conference will raise questions on the challenge of studying and documenting games, gaming and gamers, in a time when these categories are becoming so general and/or contested, that they might risk losing all meaning.
Keynote speeches will be held by Tanya Krzywinska, Astrid Ensslin, Karen Palmer and Markus Rautzenberg.
The conference has different tracks, including also interesting reflections for the field of Serious Games:
- Game design: design techniques, practices, methods, post mortems, etc.
- Game criticism and analysis: close readings, ontologies and frameworks, historical studies, philosophical explorations, and other humanities-informed approaches
- Play studies: studies of play, observations and interviews of players, and research based on other methods from the social sciences
- Game technology and production: case studies of experimental game technologies, evaluations of existing systems, and studies of game production processes
- Applications and uses of games: inquires in serious, documentary games, games for health, gamification, games education, teaching and learning.
Here the link to the conference website.