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Academic Programming Hub 2018

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 Roundtable 1: The Nuts and Bolts of RPG Research

Moderated by: Kathaleen Amende

 

Featuring: Kat Jones, Gabriel de los Angeles, and Jose Zagal

 

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Academic Panel 1: RPG Theory and History

Moderated by:  Andrew Lacanienta

 

Jose Zagal, “Role-Playing Game Studies: The Big Picture”

 

William J. White, “Facing the Other in RPG Communities Online: ‘Indie Gaming’ Meets the ‘Nordic Scene’”

 

Evan Torner, “Uncertainty in Larp”

 

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Academic Panel 2: Bleed and Transformation

Moderated by: Samara Hayley Steele

 

Sarah Lynne Bowman, “Method Acting and Immersion into Character in Larp”

 

Jonaya Kemper, “The Stories We Must Tell: Using Larp to Mitigate Cultural Trauma”

 

Diana J. Leonard and Tessa Thurman, “Bleed-out on the Brain: The Neuroscience of Character-to-Player Spillover in Larp”

 

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Academic Panel 3: Humans and Mechanics

Moderated by: Mikael Hellström

 

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

 

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

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SATURDAY, May 19, 2018

Academic Panel 4: Aesthetics, Costuming, and Embodiment

Moderated by: Andrew Harris

Academic Roundtable 2: Games Academia 101: Primer for Junior Academics

Moderated by:  Sam Anderson

 

Posted August 03, 2018 in: news by lgadmin