Seminar on Playing Roles (March, 30th-31th, Tampere)

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Tentative Programme

Thursday 30th March, 2006 (room 1081, Pinni A building)
09:30-10:00Opening words, Professor Frans Mäyrä
10:00-12:00 Session 1:
  • Copier: Theorizing Fantasy Game Culture
  • Flood: Role-Playing Games; The Theatre Game Theatre Forgot
  • Heliö: Role-Playing Game as a Guided Decision-Making Process
  • Montola: The Invisible Rules of Role-Playing
13:00-15:00 Session 2:
  • Brusk & Eladhari: Playing the Character
  • Glas: Towards a Model of Play for the Massively Multi-Player Online Role-Playing Game
  • Oliver: A Hardcore Oxygenarian Speed-Ascending Mall-Trading Clan-Leading Pastamancer is You? Roles and Rules in the MMORPG Kingdom of Loathing
  • Sveinsdottir: Just a Game? Production and consumption of content by role-players in Star Wars Galaxies�
15:30-17:00 Session 3:
  • Harviainen: Defining the In-Game State: A Field Study on Player Perceptions of �Self� during Live-action Role-play
  • Hopeametsä: Immersion in LARP Experience: Ground Zero as Case Study
  • Lankoski: Playing a Character: Role-Playing and Pretence Play
19:00- Social Event
Friday 31st March, 2006 (room A3, main building)
09:00-11:00 Session 4:
  • Henriksen: Educational Role-Play: Moving Beyond Entertainment
  • Lieberoth: Drawing on the Canvas of Imagination. Role-playing Games and their Relation to Social and Semantic Knowledge
  • Svahn: Brainwashing is Fun!
12:00-13:30 Session 5:
  • Vallius, Kujanpää & Manninen: Creating Role-Playing Experiences -- CASE Castle of Oulu
  • Sezen & Isikoglu: Interactive Fabula and Game Mechanics in CRPGs
  • Tychsen & Pagden: Making Magic! The Effects of Enhancing PnP RPGs with Computing Technology
14:00-15:00Closing Discussion

We have reserved 30 minutes for each paper; presentations should be 10 minutes, and the rest should be reserved for discussion. Please note that we expect all attendants to get acquaintanced with the papers before the seminar. Titles and programme are subject to change.