Open Call for Contributions: “Ecologies of Change”

The se­cond is­sue of the new open ac­cess and open re­view­ed web jour­nal spheres will re­flect upon the theo­re­ti­cal and po­li­ti­cal ter­rain in which new “eco­lo­gies of chan­ge” may be ne­go­tia­ted, spe­ci­fi­cal­ly with re­gards to terms such as pu­blic sphe­res, me­dia sphe­res and atmo-sphe­res. Cont­ri­bu­tors are as­ked to think about cur­rent forms of chan­ge in terms of an eco­lo­gi­cal mode of en­ga­ge­ment with tech­no­lo­gies – in form of writ­ten es­says and com­ments, book and con­fe­rence re­views, or au­dio and vi­deo files. » more

The Centre for Digital Cultures

To be experimental and fluid in our approaches and to play with our tools rather than just to utilize them is important to grasp the fascinating complexity of contemporary societies. To investigate digital cultures with scientific research methods means to both be exceedingly precise in analyzing and simulating the fragile mechanisms, infrastructures and protocols that constitute them, and to get our hands dirty. » more

DiGRA 2015: Diversity of play: Games – Cultures – Identities

The annual conference of the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) will be held in Lüneburg from 14th to 17th May 2015. Up to 300 game scholars from all over the world are expected to attend and to participate in discussions with about 150 presenters. The keynote speakers are: Tanya Krzywinska (Falmouth University, UK), Astrid Ensslin (Bangor University, UK), Karen Palmer (IF Interactive Film, USA) and Markus Rautzenberg (FU Berlin, Germany). » more