About Kristine Jørgensen

Professor in Media Studies at the Department of Information Science and Media Studies, University of Bergen. Project manager and principal investigator of the Games and Transgressive Aesthetics project.

Games and Transgressive Aesthetics: A Manifesto

Because games often evoke strong emotions regardless of their aesthetic quality, we want to offer a distinction that can make it possible to discuss the aesthetics and poetics of disturbing and provocative games without resorting to normative or moral arguments. Continue reading Games and Transgressive Aesthetics: A Manifesto

We are looking for participants for our gameplay journal study!

We are conducting a study which explores how players experience controversial content when playing games, and what content they find uncomfortable, thought-provocative offensive when playing. In the study, participants will play a game at home and fill in a gameplay Continue reading We are looking for participants for our gameplay journal study!

Program for CEEGS 2015 Workshop on Transgressive Game Content

The program for the Workshop on Transgressive Game Content at CEEGS 2015 in Krakow is now available: Transgressive Game Content: A Central and Eastern European Perspective October 21, 2015 at Room 42, Faculty of Polish Studies, Gołębia 14, Kraków. Workshop Continue reading Program for CEEGS 2015 Workshop on Transgressive Game Content

“Please tell me about a game experience that made you feel uncomfortable.”

As part of the Games and Transgressive Aesthetics project, we will carry out focus group interviews related to how players experience problematic topics in games in October 2015. The data from this study will help identify some of the responses Continue reading “Please tell me about a game experience that made you feel uncomfortable.”

From Transgressive Aesthetics to Transgressive Play. Review of the first GTA Research Seminar

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of organizing the startup seminar for the Games and Transgressive Aesthetics project. While it was not the first event hosted by the project, it was the first event that gathered all project partners, and Continue reading From Transgressive Aesthetics to Transgressive Play. Review of the first GTA Research Seminar

Games and Transgressive Aesthetics Research Seminar: Program now online

Monday August 17: Public seminar (open for all interested*) Location: Faculty of Social Sciences, 9th floor (Fosswinckelsgate 6) 10:00-10:15 – Welcome and introduction 10:15-11.00 – Perspectives on Transgressive Games Kristine Jørgensen, Researcher, University of Bergen Games are often criticized for Continue reading Games and Transgressive Aesthetics Research Seminar: Program now online