Schedule: PLAY/PAUSE Inaugural Symposium ‘Play, Procedure, Procedurality’

We are excited to announce the schedule for our upcoming inaugural symposium, ‘Play, Procedure, Procedurality’.

Wednesday 24th January 2018
University House, Room G07
University of Birmingham B15 2TT

11.00-11.30                   Registration

11.30-12.00                    Welcome to PLAY/PAUSE
Introduction to Digital Cultures at Bham
– Dr Matt Hayler

12.00-1.00                     Lunch

1.00-2.00                       Panel 1- Unruly Games: Narrative, Procedure, and Unexpected     Encounters.

The ‘Essence’ of the Machine: Narrative and Procedural Conflict in Shadowrun – Adam Edwards

Non-Human Gaming – Paolo Ruffino

2.00-2.45                      Coffee Break & Work-in-progress discussion

2.45-3.45                      Panel 2- Beyond the Game: Ludology and its Afterlives.

Bringing Things to Life: Understanding Everyday Life through the Procedural Representation of Material Culture in Historical Video Games – Juan Hiriart

Archival Adventuring – Melissa Kagen

3.45-4.45                      Keynote – Dr Rob Gallagher, Kings College London

4.45-5.00.                    Concluding remarks

Book onto our eventbrite here

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