CFP: 6th International Conference on the Philosophy of Computer Games: The Nature of Player Experience, Jan. 29-31, 2012, Madrid, Spain

We hereby invite scholars in any field of studies who take a professional interest in the philosophy of computer games to submit papers to the 6th International Conference on the Philosophy of Computer Games, to be held in Madrid, Spain, on January 29th-31st 2012. Accepted papers will have a clear focus on philosophy and philosophical issues in relation to computer games. They will refer to specific examples from computer games rather than merely invoke them in general terms.

The over-arching theme of the conference is The Nature of Player Experience. Over the past decade, the topic of player experience has attracted attention from a multitude of disciplines and practices focusing on computer games. For this conference, we are soliciting proposals that examine the philosophical underpinnings of player experience from a variety of perspectives, including but not limited to those mentioned below.

- Imagination and interpretation
- World, space and experience
- Technology, process, and experience
- Experience of time in computer game play
- Embodiment and player experience
- Emotions and player experience
- Perspectives on aesthetics and player experience
- Perspectives on ethics and player experience
- Methodological and epistemological considerations on studying player experience

We invite abstracts of maximum 1000 words including bibliography. If your submission falls under one or more headings, please indicate which ones. Deadline for submissions is 17:00 GMT, October 1st, 2011. Please submit your abstract in PDF format through http://review.gamephilosophy.org. All submitted abstracts will be subject to double blind peer review, and the program committee will make a final selection of papers for the conference on the basis of this. Some papers may be accepted for alternative forms of presentation, such as poster sessions, workshops, or demonstrations. A full paper draft must then be submitted by January 1st, 2012 and will be made available on the conference website. There will be an opportunity to revise the paper after the conference. Notification of accepted submissions will be sent out by November 15th, 2011.

The conference website is under construction at the address http://2012.gamephilosophy.org

In the meantime please address any questions to gamephilosophy2012.pc@gmail.com.

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12 Responses to CFP: 6th International Conference on the Philosophy of Computer Games: The Nature of Player Experience, Jan. 29-31, 2012, Madrid, Spain

  1. Mark Jacob says:

    Thank You Soo Much!

  2. FPS Games says:

    Wow, this conference looks really interresting.

  3. Alex Ryan says:

    I find the topic of player experience to be very interesting. Thanks for the post, I’ve checked out the gamephilosophy website and plan to read some more there.

  4. Aldo Thpkr says:

    I can’t open conference website

  5. James says:

    conference web site can be open…

  6. BlueOrchard says:

    I can’t open conference website either…

  7. PS Vita says:

    Interesting topic. There was an article a month or two ago in Wired about a game stored on a thumbdrive that was passed around from person to person. It was a persistent game world and you were only supposed to play until you died once, then pass it onto someone else.

    I thought it was fascinating and I love the idea of games that push boundaries like that.

    - PS Vita

  8. CSGO Fan says:

    I will be there, went also here in Greece for this one. Happened few months ago! Its very good!

  9. Civworld says:

    I ll be there! thats more than sure!

  10. Wow, this conference looks really interresting.
    Thank You Soo Much lot ;) !
    - J J

  11. gamebeyond says:

    I think it will be very nice. I will be there for sure..

    Thanks.

  12. Evenstar says:

    Missed deadline by a day :(

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