Reflections on data collection through gameplay journals

As part of the Games and Transgressive Aesthetics project we conducted a gameplay journal study which aimed to explore how players experience controversial content when playing games, and what content they find uncomfortable, thought-provocative or offensive. For the purpose of Continue reading Reflections on data collection through gameplay journals

Program: Researching the Transgressive Aspects of Gaming and Play Seminar

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Date: Monday, May 22, 2017 Location: University of Bologna, Dipartmenti Arti, room: Salone Marescotti (1st floor on the left). Via Barberia 4. Diverting from a focus on games and gaming, game studies currently pays growing attention to play, playfulness, and play Continue reading Program: Researching the Transgressive Aspects of Gaming and Play Seminar

Call for Abstracts: Seminar on Researching the Transgressive Aspects of Gaming and Play

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The Games and Transgressive Aesthetics research project is proud to announce the GTA Seminar for 2017, this time in beautiful Bologna: Researching the Transgressive Aspects of Gaming and Play (Media Mutations 9 pre-conference) University of Bologna, May 22, 2017 Diverting Continue reading Call for Abstracts: Seminar on Researching the Transgressive Aspects of Gaming and Play

Games and Transgressive Aesthetics: A Manifesto

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Because games often evoke strong emotions regardless of their aesthetic quality, we want to offer a distinction that can make it possible to discuss the aesthetics and poetics of disturbing and provocative games without resorting to normative or moral arguments. Continue reading Games and Transgressive Aesthetics: A Manifesto