We are announcing a Call for Abstracts for our first formal event: Call for Abstracts: Games and Transgressive Aesthetics Workshop at DiGRA 2015 May 14th-17th at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany Overview: Digital games have a reputation for including excessive violence, Continue reading Workshop at DiGRA 2015
We are hiring! We are looking for someone who wants to do their PhD degree on the topic of games and transgressive aesthetics. This is a three year position that allows the candidate to carry out research on transgressive game Continue reading Want a PhD on transgressive games?
Researching the transgressive aesthetics of games is a very relevant topic. In the past few months there have been several debates about censorship and controversial content in games. The timeliness of the project is also stressed by recent debates and Continue reading Transgressive games in the media
Games are both art and entertainment. As entertainment they don’t necessarily aim to make us think, but are mainly a pastime where players can have some fun and challenge. As art, however, they may have an agenda of raising appreciation Continue reading A short introduction to transgressive aesthetics in games
This blog is dedicated to a research project on controversial content in games and how it is experienced by the players. This is not about game addiction, or about whether players become violent by playing digital games. Instead we treat Continue reading Welcome to the Games and Transgressive Aesthetics research blog!