The Philosophy of Computer Games
– an international conference discussing computer games from a philosophical perspective.
OPEN WORLDS PANEL to be held on Friday evening, 9th May 2008, 18:00h.
Please register for attendance at the conference. Registration is open to all and there is no conference fee.
The conference will be held at the University of Potsdam, Germany at the Institute for Arts and Media, European Media Studies. Campus Neues Palais from May 8th to 10th, 2008.
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The purpose of this conference is to initiate an investigation into how current research on computer games touches upon philosophical issues. In line with this purpose, the conference is interdisciplinary, drawing together researchers from diverse fields such as: philosophy, computer game-theory, semiotics, aesthetics, sociology, psychology, and anthropology.
The conference is a collaboration between the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas at the University of Oslo, Norway; the Philosophical Project Centre (FPS), Oslo, Norway; the Center for Computer Games Research at the IT-University of Copenhagen, Denmark; the Department of Social, Cognitive and Quantitative Science at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy; and the Department of Arts and Media, European Media Studies at the University of Potsdam, Germany.
The 2008 conference is the third international instalment of “The Third Place”, an ongoing project on philosophical problems arising from the increasing cultural and societal significance of computer games.
The first instalment, the international conference “The Third Place: Computer Games and Our Conception of the Real”, was a shared initiative of FPS in Oslo and the Center for Computer Games Research at the IT-University of Copenhagen . It took place at the IT-University of Copenhagen from May 20-21, 2005.
The second instalment, the international conference “The Philosophy of Computer Games: An Interdisciplinary Conference”, took place in Italy at the Department of Social, Cognitive and Quantative Sciences of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, from January 25-27, 2007.