Monday, November 20, 2006

CFP: Women in Games 2007

This just came in through the Games Research Network:

Women in Games Conference 2007
Aesthetics in play: new platforms, new perspectives, new players
University of Wales, Newport
19-21st April 2007

Over the past 3 years, The Women in Games conference has become the European forum for women working in and around the computer games industry. The event is characterised by its mix of women from industry, the academy and other sectors of society united in their passion for games. WIG 2007 is interested in continuing this tradition and broadening the dialogue on games to a wider context by seeking contributions from more traditional media disciplines, gender studies and the ICT sector.

Games combine visually led, screen-based arts with performance media to create a gaming experience. The art of gaming is one of action; it is about the player and their performance within the game context. Further than this it is of interest to deepen our exploration of what the unique characteristics of the game experience are in order to celebrate and expose new form, WIG is in a unique position to express a feminine perspective on these possibilities.

Key Dates:
20/11/06: Call for Abstracts released
26/01/07: Submission deadline
16/03/07: Notification

Themes and details can be found at: http://www.womeningames.com. Head's up: there are publication opportunities attached to conference participation!


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