Playing with Perspective: Metareflection and Immersion in Embodied Role-playing

Join us for our next lecture in the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series: “Playing with Perspective: Metareflection and Immersion in Embodied Role-playing” by Hilda Levin!

When: February 21, 2023, 7 – 8:30 PM Central European Time (CET)

Where: Online on Zoom

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Description of event:

In embodied role-playing, players may immerse themselves into a shared fiction, or metareflect to see the fiction in context with reality. Through theories on self-reflexive art and practical larp design examples, this lecture will look into how we might use metareflection to create diverse and transformative role-playing experiences.

Presenter bio:

Hilda Levin (b. 1987) is a Swedish larper living in Norway. She has a Master’s in Dramaturgy and wrote her thesis on metareflection in embodied role-playing. She works with theatre productions and emerging playwrights, and has taken part in organizing the Oslo Pride cultural program in 2018, 2019 and 2023.


Graphic design by Liliia Chorna.

Forgotten Gems: Early Role-playing Game Theory

Join us for our next lecture in the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series: “Forgotten Gems: Early Role-playing Game Theory” by J. Tuomas Harviainen!

When: Tuesday, January 24, 7-8:30pm Central European Time (CET)
Where: Online on Zoom

Register here: https://tinyurl.com/2es29sv9

Description:
In this lecture, professor Harviainen presents forgotten gems and early classics of role-playing theory, such as the first attempts at explaining what we now call bleed, or forays into interaction types in larps. Join us to hear what was contained in zines, the first Knutepunkt books, and German manuals for methodological game mastering, as well as what we can still learn from them.

Presenter bio:
J. Tuomas Harviainen is Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media at Tampere University, Finland, and former editor of the game journals International Journal of Role-Playing and Simulation & Gaming.

This series is hosted by the Games & Society Lab at the Department of Game Design, Uppsala University Campus Gotland. The series explores the use of analog role-playing games as vehicles for lasting personal and social change.

Restorying Trans Game Studies: Playing with Memory, Fiction, & Magic in Transformative Identity Work

Join us for our next lecture in the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series: “Restorying Trans Game Studies: Playing with Memory, Fiction, and Magic for Transformative Identity Work” by Theresa Jean Tanenbaum!

When: November 29, 2022, 7-8:30pm
Where: Online on Zoom

Register here: https://tinyurl.com/mrkvyf4u

Alumni Talks with Game Designers!

Gotland Game Hub just announced a new podcast series that they will launch this upcoming Wednesday, October 12th: Alumni Talks.

The series gathers former students who have recently graduated from the Department of Game Design at Uppsala University – Campus Gotland and have them speak about their journey from the Department to the Industry.

Their first guest will be Teemu Laiho, who graduated in June 2022 and is now working for Fingersoft on Hill Climb Racing 2. The best part? You can sign up to listen in during the live recording and participate in an exclusive Q&A with Teemu after they wrap up the recording.

SIGN UP to Ask Questions LIVE before Wednesday, October 12th. By signing up, you will receive more details about where and when and for more talks coming up!

The series of talks will be recorded and made availabe on YouTube and as a podcast later. This is the first one, so stay tuned for more or sign up to get notifications for more news…

The recording has now been published: