As the GTA project is slowly wrapping up, there are new endeavors that are inspired by it. Comedy and humor has a lot in common with transgression – and a new book on games and comedy is in the making, Continue reading Call for chapters: Games and Comedy – DEADLINE EXTENDED to Sep 20!
In March 2019, I made a trip to several U.S. cities. At most of the stops, I was promoting my book Gaming the Iron Curtain, which has little to do with monsters, although it is about transgressions – namely the Continue reading Check your bestiaries: Politics of Monsters in Video Games (Monster show hits the road, part 3)
We are proud to announce that the fruits of our research now can be harvested in these two publications: Jørgensen, K. and Karlsen F. (eds.) (2019). Transgression in Games and Play. MIT Press DiGRA Nordic ’18: Proceedings of 2018 International Nordic Continue reading Publications!
Wednesday Nov 28, 2018: Venue: Media City Bergen, Lars Hilles gate 30 11.30-13.00 – Lunch at Media City Bergen (Restaurant area, ground floor) 13.00-15.00 – Evaluation meeting (Press room, first floor, Media City Bergen) 13.00-13.30 – Presentation of the project Continue reading Program: GTA Evaluation Meeting
It is about time to post an update on my monster research. This Spring, I travelled to conferences to share my research about monsters, and to discuss and develop it with an international roster of colleagues. And once again, I Continue reading Monster show hits the road, part 2: Terror in Toronto & Macabre in Moscow
Even the best of games will have hit and miss moments. This is particularly so when a game tries, but fails to provoke a strong gut reaction. Such as when using torture. Torture in digital games are often quite problematic. Continue reading When torture doesn’t work
When: Friday May 25, 09.30-17.00 Venue: Media City Bergen, 2nd floor (Seminar room 2, UiB) NB: If you are arriving late and have problems entering the venue, register as Kristine Jørgensen’s guest at the registration screens in the foyer at Continue reading Seminar: Existence and Emotion in Play
We are proud to announce that University of Bergen will host this year’s DiGRA Nordic Conference on Nov 28-30! The topic of the conference is “Subversion, Transgression, and Controversy in Play”. While the topic of the conference springs out of the GTA Continue reading DiGRA Nordic 2018 in Bergen
On May 12-13, the Russian State University for the Humanities will be hosting its third game studies conference, with the theme “Death and Macabre Aesthetics in Games” – this should be of interest to anyone interested in games and transgressive aesthetics. Continue reading Call for Papers: Death and Macabre Aesthetics in Games, Moscow, May 12-13 2018
Last November and December were quite hectic on the monster front. A lot of new literature on monsters came out, such as the Cambridge Companion to American Gothic, the Zombie Theory reader and the special issue of Women, Gender & Continue reading Monster show has hit the road: On Bioshock’s splicers and the AI of Alien: Isolation