<link>https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news</link> <description /> <item> <title>SkillMill is presented in international conferences https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=1027128&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p><a href="https://uuglobal.shorthandstories.com/skillmill/index.html">SkillMill</a> is an app that helps students identify, understand, and verbalize their soft skills development. The app was developed in collaboration&nbsp;with representatives from several different Nordic universities together with game design students and project managers from the Department of Game Design with EU funding from Erasmus+ Programme.&nbsp;</p> <p></p> <p></p> Thu, 22 Sep 2022 11:18:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=1027128&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2022-09-22T11:18:00Z Game Design at Almedalen Week https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=1018886&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p>Come listen to one or all of the seminars that the Department of Game Design is participating in during Almedalen Week 2022.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Jun 2022 12:11:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=1018886&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2022-06-15T12:11:00Z Co-creation of a Serious Game About Radiotherapy https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=1018228&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p>The Department of Game Design and the Department of Women's and Children's Health at Uppsala University co-created a serious game for children undergoing radiotherapy for cancer treatment. The project has received quite a bit of attention in Swedish and local media (available in Swedish only).</p> Fri, 10 Jun 2022 08:39:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=1018228&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2022-06-10T08:39:00Z Alumni Days December 9-10 https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=982040&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p>Meet former game design students and hear how their careers have developed after they left us. They have a lot of good advice for you and are always interested in hearing about your own projects and goals and expectations.</p> Fri, 03 Dec 2021 09:25:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=982040&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2021-12-03T09:25:00Z Congratulations, Professor Doris Rusch! https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=979402&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p>The installation of&nbsp;new&nbsp;professors&nbsp;at&nbsp;Uppsala University is&nbsp;taking place in Uppsala this week. And among them is our very own first&nbsp;professor in&nbsp;Game Design, Professor Doris Rusch--Congratulations!</p> Tue, 16 Nov 2021 13:08:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=979402&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2021-11-16T13:08:00Z Game Devs of Color Expo: Kayode Shonibare-Lewis speaks on September 25, 2021 https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=970860&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p>One of the speakers at the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gamedevsofcolorexpo.com">Game Devs of Color Expo</a>,&nbsp;teaches at&nbsp;the Department of Game Design, Kayode Shonibare-Lewis.</p> Fri, 17 Sep 2021 07:36:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=970860&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2021-09-17T07:36:00Z Upptalk with Professor Doris Rusch https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=968794&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p>Listen to Uppsala University's first&nbsp;professor in Game Design, Professor Doris Rusch, in <a href="https://www.upptech.uu.se/upptalk-weekly">Upptalk Weekly</a>, 16 november, kl 12-12.30: &quot;Game Design, Witches and Transformation&quot;.</p> Fri, 10 Sep 2021 08:05:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=968794&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2021-09-10T08:05:00Z Games that create meaning - interview with researcher and Senior Lecturer, Doris Rusch https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=893478&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p>Doris Rusch, researcher and senior university lecturer at the Department of Game Design on Campus Gotland, describes&nbsp;how we can create games that evoke thoughts and deep, meaningful experiences.</p> Thu, 10 Sep 2020 13:35:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=893478&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2020-09-10T13:35:00Z Co-creative game design at TEDx Uppsala University https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=689728&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p>Patrick Prax from the Department of Game Design was one of the seven speakers selected for the latest TEDx Uppsala University. His talk 'The Players make the Game &ndash; Co-creative Game Design' discusses how games are co-created by players and the possibilities and potential risks involved.</p> Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:32:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=689728&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2018-01-22T07:32:00Z Game Educators Summit 2017 https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=642296&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p>HEVGA teams up with Uppsala University and Gotland Game Conference to expand international goals.</p> Fri, 12 May 2017 11:44:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=642296&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2017-05-12T11:44:00Z Summer school 2016 to focus on improving health through game design https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=555496&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p><strong>A two&nbsp;week course will be arranged this summer in Visby within the framework of EIT Health, an EU health research consortium where Uppsala University plays a leading role. The course allows students from a variety of fields to develop game concepts with the specific aim of encouraging a healthy lifestyle.</strong></p> Fri, 18 Mar 2016 08:12:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=555496&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2016-03-18T08:12:00Z Event: Restorying Trans Game Studies: Playing with Memory, Fiction, and Magic for Transformative Identity Work https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=1033272&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p><img alt="" src="/digitalAssets/1033/c_1033272-l_1-k_tanenbaum-infoglue.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /></p> <div>Join us for our next lecture in the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series: &ldquo;Restorying Trans Game Studies: Playing with Memory, Fiction, and Magic for Transformative Identity Work&quot; by Theresa Jean Tanenbaum!</div> <div></div> <div></div> <div></div> <ul> <li>When: November 29, 2022, 7-8:30pm</li> <li>Where: Online on Zoom</li> </ul> Mon, 07 Nov 2022 11:00:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=1033272&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2022-11-07T11:00:00Z Transformative Play Initiative Seminar 2022: Program and Registration https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=1019892&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p><img alt="Watercolor image with the words Seminar: Role-playing, Culture &amp; Heritage" src="/digitalAssets/1019/c_1019892-l_1-k_infoglue-copy-1-.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /></p> <p>Registration is now live and the programme is available for the in-person and online tracks for the Transformative Play Initiative 2022!</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong> Cram&eacute;rgatan 3, Room B51, 621 57, Visby, Sweden<br /> <strong>When: </strong>October 20-21, 2022<br /> <strong>Online: </strong>Zoom</p> Thu, 23 Jun 2022 18:38:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=1019892&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2022-06-23T18:38:00Z Transformative Play Initiative Roundtable -- Spring 2022 https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=1012792&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <div><img alt="watercolor image with name of event and panelists" src="/digitalAssets/1012/c_1012792-l_1-k_infoglue.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /></div> <div></div> <p>Join us for our next roundtable in the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series, this time with Lauri Lukka, John Stavropoulos, Elektra Diakolambrianou, Yeonsoo Julian Kim, and Katrin Geneuss!</p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p> <p><strong>When: </strong>Tuesday, May 10, 2022, 7:00 &ndash; 8:30 pm CEST (Central European Summer Time).<br /> <strong>Where: </strong>Online on Zoom</p> Thu, 05 May 2022 11:33:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=1012792&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2022-05-05T11:33:00Z Event: Town Hall / Spring 2022 https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=1010262&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p><img alt="The words &quot;Town Hall / Spring 2022, Lightning Talks / Group Discussions / Networking&quot; with an abstract watercolour image" src="/digitalAssets/1010/c_1010262-l_1-k_infoglue.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /></p> <div> <div> <p style="margin-left:0px">Announcing our second Town Hall Meeting in the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series! Town Halls feature lightning talks from experts in the field to spark conversation, as well as group discussions among community members interested in the use of analog role-playing games as vehicles for lasting personal and social change. We welcome you to share experiences, brainstorm ideas, and network at this game design think tank.</p> <div>When: Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 7 &ndash; 9:00 PM CEST</div> <p style="margin-left:0px">Where: Online on Zoom</p> </div> </div> Wed, 13 Apr 2022 21:11:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=1010262&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2022-04-13T21:11:00Z Call for Papers: Transformative Play Initiative Seminar 2022 https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=1005372&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p style="text-align:center"><img alt="The words &quot;Seminar: Role-playing, Culture &amp; Heritage&quot; with an abstract watercolour image" src="/digitalAssets/1005/c_1005372-l_1-k_infoglue-copy.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /></p> <p>Announcing the Transformative Play Initiative Seminar at Uppsala University Campus Gotland in Sweden, October 20-21, 2022! Organized by the Games &amp; Society Lab at the Department of Game Design with financial support from the Sustainable Heritage Research Forum (SuHRF), this hybrid online and in-person event will feature short academic presentations by researchers and practitioners in the fields of Role-playing Game Studies and adjacent activities. The theme for this seminar is&nbsp;<strong>Role-playing, Culture, and Heritage.</strong></p> <div></div> <p style="text-align:center"></p> <div></div> Mon, 21 Mar 2022 11:45:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=1005372&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2022-03-21T11:45:00Z “To Play or Not to Play: Edu-Larp in Curricular Settings" by Katrin Geneuss https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=1005042&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p><img alt="White background with an abstract watercolor illustration and text that says: “To Play or Not to Play, Katrin Geneuss!&quot;" src="/digitalAssets/1005/c_1005042-l_1-k_infoglue-copy.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" />Join us for our next lecture in the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series: &ldquo;To Play or Not to Play: Edu-Larp in Curricular Settings&quot; by Katrin Geneuss!<br /> When: March 29, 2022, 7 &ndash; 8:30 PM Central European Time (CET)<br /> Where: Online on Zoom</p> Thu, 17 Mar 2022 16:42:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=1005042&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2022-03-17T16:42:00Z Event: "Journey into Fear: Horror as a Vehicle for Healing and Transformative Play" by Yeonsoo Julian Kim https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=1005016&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p><img alt="White background with an abstract watercolor illustration and text that says: &quot;Journey into Fear, Yeonsoo Julian Kim.&quot;" src="/digitalAssets/1005/c_1005016-l_1-k_infoglue.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" />Join us for our next lecture in the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series: &quot;Journey into Fear: Horror as a Vehicle for Healing and Transformative Play&rdquo; by Yeonsoo Julian Kim!<br /> When: March 15, 2022, 7 &ndash; 8:30 PM Central European Time (CET)<br /> Where: Online on Zoom</p> Thu, 17 Mar 2022 14:26:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=1005016&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2022-03-17T14:26:00Z Event: "Beyond the Couch: Psychotherapy and Live Action Role-playing” by Elektra Diakolambrianou https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=997446&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p><img alt="White background with an abstract watercolor illustration and text that says: “Beyond the Couch, Elektra Diakolambrianou”. " src="/digitalAssets/997/c_997446-l_1-k_infoglue-copy.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /><br /> Join us for our next lecture in the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series: &quot;Beyond the Couch: Psychotherapy and Live Action Role-playing&rdquo; by Elektra Diakolambrianou!<br /> When: Feb 22, 2022, 7 &ndash; 8:30 PM Central European Time (CET)<br /> Where: Online on Zoom</p> Wed, 16 Feb 2022 11:23:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=997446&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2022-02-16T11:23:00Z Coming in 2022-2023: Freestanding Graduate Courses and Certificate in Transformative Game Design https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=996814&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p>The Transformative Play Initiative at Uppsala University&rsquo;s Department of Game Design is offering <strong>four (4) freestanding graduate-level courses </strong>in <strong>Autumn 2022-Spring 2023</strong>!</p> <p><img alt="" src="/digitalAssets/996/c_996814-l_1-k_certificate-infoglue.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /></p> <p>These courses focus on the applied use of analog role-playing games as vehicles for personal and social change, whether facilitated in-person or in online environments.&nbsp;The courses are online, half-time, and freestanding. Anyone with a Bachelor&rsquo;s degree can apply for the courses and take them from anywhere in the world.</p> Fri, 11 Feb 2022 17:06:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=996814&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2022-02-11T17:06:00Z Event: "Innovating for Growth: Designing a Culture of Safety in Games" by John Stavropoulos https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=992324&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <div> <div> <p style="margin-left:0px"><img alt="White background with an abstract watercolor illustration and text that says: &quot;Innovating for Growth, John Stavropoulos”. " src="/digitalAssets/992/c_992324-l_1-k_infoglue.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" />Join us for our next lecture in the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series: &quot;Innovating for Growth: Designing a Culture of Safety in Games&rdquo; by John Stavropoulos!</p> </div> <div> <p style="margin-left:0px">When: Feb 8, 2022, 7 &ndash; 8:30 PM Central European Time&nbsp;(CET)<br /> Where: Online on Zoom</p> </div> </div> Sun, 30 Jan 2022 21:55:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=992324&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2022-01-30T21:55:00Z Event: "Designing Intensity: A Case Study of an Extraordinary 24h Scenario Session” by Lauri Lukka https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=989576&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <div> <div><img alt="White background with an abstract watercolor illustration and text that says: “Designing Intensity, Lauri Lukka”. " src="/digitalAssets/989/c_989576-l_1-k_infoglue.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /></div> <div></div> <p>Join us for the first lecture in our Spring 2021 season of the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series: &quot;Designing Intensity: A Case Study of an Extraordinary 24h Scenario Session&rdquo; by Lauri Lukka!</p> </div> <div> <p>When: January 18, 7 &ndash; 8:30 PM, Central European Time (CET)<br /> Where: Online on Zoom</p> </div> Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:13:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=989576&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2022-01-18T15:13:00Z Event: Town Hall / Fall 2021 https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=982010&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <div> <p style="margin-left:0px"><img alt="A watercolor background and text that says: “Town Hall, Fall 2021. Lightning Talks, Group Discussions, Networking”. Transformative Play Initiative, Department of Game Design with Uppsala University logo and butterfly symbol." src="/digitalAssets/982/c_982010-l_1-k_infoglue.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" />Announcing our first Town Hall Meeting in the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series! This event will feature group discussions and networking opportunities for people interested in using role-playing games as vehicles for change, as well as three excellent lightning talks to spark conversation.</p> <p style="margin-left:0px">When: Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 7:00 &ndash; 9:00pm Central European Time.<br /> Where: Online on Zoom</p> </div> Thu, 02 Dec 2021 14:30:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=982010&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2021-12-02T14:30:00Z Event: Roundtable / Fall 2021 https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=977098&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p><img alt="A watercolor background and text that says “Roundtable 1” Whitney “Strix” Beltran, Johanna Koljonen, Diana J. Leonard, Jaakko Stenros and Allen Turner, Tuesday, November 9, 7:00 – 8:30 pm Central European Time, on Zoom, Transformative Play Initiative, Department of Game Design with Uppsala University logo." src="/digitalAssets/977/c_977098-l_1-k_rt_infoglue.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" />Join us for our first roundtable in the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series, this time with Whitney &ldquo;Strix&rdquo; Beltr&aacute;n, Johanna Koljonen, Diana J. Leonard, Jaakko Stenros and Allen Turner!</p> <p>When: Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 7:00 &ndash; 8:30 pm Central European Time.&nbsp;<br /> Where: Online on Zoom</p> Fri, 29 Oct 2021 11:15:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=977098&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2021-10-29T11:15:00Z Event: "Disrupting Monkey, Laughing Raven: The Magic of the Trickster's Dance" by Allen Turner https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=975356&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p><img alt="" src="/digitalAssets/975/c_975356-l_1-k_allen_infoglue.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /></p> <p>Join us for our next lecture in the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series: &quot;Disrupting Monkey, Laughing Raven: The Magic of the Trickster's Dance&rdquo; by&nbsp;Allen Turner!<br /> <br /> When: Tuesday, October 26, 7-8:30pm Central European Time (CEST)<br /> Where: Online on Zoom</p> Thu, 14 Oct 2021 13:46:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=975356&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2021-10-14T13:46:00Z Transformative Play Initiative at Knutepunkt https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=974016&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p><img alt="Title and members' names on watercolor background." src="/digitalAssets/974/c_974016-l_1-k_knutepunkt_infoglue.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /><br /> Members of The Transformative Play Initiative are presenting at the Edu-larp Conference (4 October 2021) and at the Knutepunkt conference in Oslo (7-10 October 2021).</p> Wed, 06 Oct 2021 10:23:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=974016&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2021-10-06T10:23:00Z Event: "Why Do Humans Play? Exploring the Functions, Benefits, and Meanings of (Dark) Play" by Jaakko Stenros https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=972474&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p><img alt="Photo of Jaakko Stenros with eyes closed; wearing a dark suit; standing in front of a bookshelf; over a watercolor background. The text says: “Why Do Humans Play? Exploring the Functions, Benefits, and Meanings of (Dark) Play”" src="/digitalAssets/972/c_972474-l_1-k_infoglue_banner--1-.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /></p> <p>Join us for our next lecture in the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series: &quot;Why Do Humans Play? Exploring the Functions, Benefits, and Meanings of (Dark) Play&quot; by Jaakko Stenros.<br /> <br /> When: Tuesday, October 12, 7-8:30pm Central European Time (CEST)<br /> Where: Online on Zoom</p> Fri, 24 Sep 2021 09:43:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=972474&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2021-09-24T09:43:00Z Event: Playing for Pain: Benefits, Pitfalls, and Strategies for Role-playing Marginalized Characters https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=968984&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p><img alt="Photo of Diana J. Leonard in a hat, scarf and glasses holding a cup, over a watercolor background and text that says “Playing for Pain.”" src="/digitalAssets/968/c_968984-l_1-k_infoglue_banner.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /><br /> Join us for our next lecture in the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series: &quot;Playing for Pain: Benefits, Pitfalls, and Strategies for Role-playing Marginalized Characters&rdquo; by <strong>Diana J. Leonard</strong>!</p> <p><strong>When: </strong>Sept 21, 2021, 7:00-8:30pm Central European Summer Time (CEST)<br /> <strong>Where:</strong> Online on Zoom</p> Fri, 10 Sep 2021 21:29:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=968984&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2021-09-10T21:29:00Z Event: The Personal and the Political: Playing and Designing for Transformation in Nordic Larp https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=967588&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p><img alt="Photo of Johanna Koljonen on a watercolor background and text that says “The Personal and the Political: Playing and Designing for Transformation in Nordic Larp,” Johanna Koljonen, Transformative Play Initiative, Department of Game Design Uppsala University with Uppsala’s logo" src="/digitalAssets/967/c_967588-l_1-k_infoglue_banner.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" />Join us for our next lecture in the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series: &quot;The Personal and the Political: Playing and Designing for Transformation in Nordic Larp&rdquo; by <strong>Johanna Koljonen</strong>!</p> <ul> <li><strong>When</strong>: September 7, 2021, 7-8:30pm Central European Summer Time (CEST)</li> <li><strong>Where</strong>: Online on Zoom</li> </ul> <p></p> <p></p> Wed, 01 Sep 2021 15:17:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=967588&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2021-09-01T15:17:00Z Event: Everything is the Self: Designing Character Ensembles for Player Catharsis https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=964778&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p><img alt="" height="150" src="/digitalAssets/964/c_964778-l_1-k_infoglue_banner_strix.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" width="660" /></p> <p>Join us for our first lecture in the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series, &quot;Everything is the Self: Designing Character Ensembles for Player Catharsis&quot; by award-winning game designer and depth psychologist Whitney <strong>&quot;Strix&quot; Beltr&aacute;n</strong>!</p> <ul> <li><strong>Date: </strong>Tuesday, July 13</li> <li><strong>Time: </strong>19.00-20.30pm Central European Summer Time (CEST)</li> <li><strong>Online on Zoom</strong></li> </ul> Wed, 07 Jul 2021 15:47:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=964778&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2021-07-07T15:47:00Z Announcing the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=961084&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p class="image-center"><img alt="&quot;watercolor art and information about the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series" height="150" src="/digitalAssets/961/c_961084-l_3-k_transformative-play-event-series-intro.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" width="286" /></p> <p><br /> We are pleased to announce the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series at Uppsala University's Department of Game Design. Starting in July 2021, the series will feature monthly events, including lectures and roundtables, from prominent thinkers and practitioners interested in using role-playing games as vehicles for change. We will also hold Town Hall Meetings for group discussions and lightning talks from community members on topics pertaining to transformative play. These events will take place on Zoom and will be archived in YouTube for posterity.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 Jun 2021 14:34:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=961084&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2021-06-29T14:34:00Z The Games & Society Lab Speaker Series: Cale Passmore https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=959852&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p class="image-center"><img alt="" height="150" src="/digitalAssets/959/c_959852-l_3-k_calepassmore_thumb.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" width="267" /></p> <p><strong>The Games &amp; Society Lab speaker series continues!&nbsp;</strong><br /> <strong>The series invites practitioners and researchers in and around game design to present their work, thoughts, and process.&nbsp;In this episode, Cale Passmore talks about discrimination and representation in digital games and gives us a set of best practices they&rsquo;ve developed.</strong></p> Mon, 21 Jun 2021 07:40:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=959852&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2021-06-21T07:40:00Z The Games & Society Lab Speaker Series: Marie Jarrell https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=953800&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p class="image-center"><img alt="Games &amp; Society Lab Speaker Series: Marie Jarrell" height="150" src="/digitalAssets/953/c_953800-l_3-k_mariejarrell_thumb.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" width="267" /></p> <p>The Games &amp; Society Lab speaker series continues!&nbsp;<br /> The series invites practitioners and researchers in and around game design to present their work, thoughts, and process.&nbsp;In this episode, Dr. Marie Jarrell talks about embodied identification, the connection you get from controlling a game character. Can playing games change the way we see ourselves? Can it change how we see the people around us?</p> <p></p> Wed, 12 May 2021 10:22:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=953800&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2021-05-12T10:22:00Z The Games & Society Lab Speaker Series: Henrike Lode https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=953594&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p class="image-center"><img alt="Games &amp; Society Lab Speaker Series: Henrike Lode" height="150" src="/digitalAssets/953/c_953594-l_3-k_henrikelode_thumb.png" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /></p> <p>The Games &amp; Society Lab is happy to announce the first episode of our new Speaker Series!&nbsp;<br /> The series invites practitioners and researchers in and around game design to present their work, thoughts, and process. In this first episode, Henrike Lode talks about perseverance, experimental prototyping and some of the joys and challenges of being a game developer.</p> Wed, 28 Apr 2021 12:00:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=953594&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2021-04-28T12:00:00Z Game or Watch https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=953592&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 <p>We're excited to announce new cutting-edge research published by the journal IEEE Transactions on Games by our own Joshua Juvrud and Magnus Johannson, along with Gabriel Ansgariusson and Patrik Selleby! This study measures what happens in the mind when participants watch and play video games.</p> <p class="image-center"><img alt="Image of a human eye in closeup" height="150" src="/digitalAssets/953/c_953592-l_3-k_173965860_125330136289715_2681239945189760220_n.jpg" style="border-style:solid; border-width:0px" /></p> Fri, 16 Apr 2021 11:58:00 GMT https://www.speldesign.uu.se/news?tarContentId=953592&rssTarget=500522,953578&rssTitle=&newsDetailSiteNodeId=136126&newsListSiteNodeId=136126&showLeadIn=true&languageId=1 2021-04-16T11:58:00Z