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Academic Panel 3: Humans and Mechanics

This page features slides, video, and photographic documentation from the Living Games Conference in Boston, MA, from May 17-20, 2018. Living Games is devoted to the academic and practical study of larp in all its forms.

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FRIDAY, May 18, 2018

Academic Panel 3: Humans and Mechanics

Moderated by:  Mikael Hellström

 

Gaming allows players to create structures and rules within which they can explore aspects of story, selfhood, and agency. This panel will describe the ways in which players use games as a platform to explore uncertainty, silliness, and narrative meaning through mechanical means.
 

Samara Hayley Steele, “Tactics for Distributing Power over Diegesis: Comparing Nordic Freeform Larp, Irvine GM-less Larp, and PNW Aggregate Larps”

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Will Osmond, “A Game of Give or Take? A Methektic Analysis of Scene-making in Larping”

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Full Panel with Q&A

 

Video footage: Jacob Bouvier

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Posted August 03, 2018 in: news by lgadmin