9th Clash of Realities Conference on the Art, Technology and Theory of Digital Games
November 12-14, 2018 |
For the ninth time the Clash of Realities international research conference will be offering the opportunity for an interdisciplinary exchange and dialogue. Experts from academia, science and research, economics, politics and the game industry will discuss pressing questions concerning the artistic design, technological development and social perception of digital games, as well as the spreading of games literacy.
Opening Day and Event, Nov. 12
The Clash of Realities will start off with the Young Academics Workshop, a conference pre-event featuring those who have recently entered the academic world. The workshop’s topic is „Reframing the violence and video games debate“.
10:00am – 5:30pm
The opening keynote will be given by Carolyn Petit after the young academics workshop. Carolyn Petit is the managing editor of Feminist Frequency and known for her work to actively foster a more equitable gaming landscape.
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Summit Day, Nov. 13
The conference continues with the “Summit Day” on Nov. 13, which will feature a compelling series of lectures on the topics of Game Development, Game Studies, Media Education, Film & Games and Diversity in Games:
> Game Development Summit: The Evolution of Visual Storytelling
> Media Education Summit: Inclusive Worlds of Games
> Game Studies Summit: Playing Utopia – Futures in Digital Games
> Film and Games Summit: Perspectives of Narrative Design
> Diversity in Games Summit: Gender and Sexuality
Main Conference Day, Nov. 14On the main day of the 2018 Clash of Realities conference, there will be an impressive collection of international speakers, including: Jesper Juul, Clara Fernández-Vara, Christopher Power, Christopher Ferguson and Cara Ellison.
Attending the conference is free of charge, but admittance is limited on both days. Please register now, if you haven’t registered yet.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Cologne Game Lab of TH Köln in November 2018!