Reflections on data collection through gameplay journals

As part of the Games and Transgressive Aesthetics project we conducted a gameplay journal study which aimed to explore how players experience controversial content when playing games, and what content they find uncomfortable, thought-provocative or offensive. For the purpose of Continue reading Reflections on data collection through gameplay journals

Program: Researching the Transgressive Aspects of Gaming and Play Seminar

Date: Monday, May 22, 2017 Location: University of Bologna, Dipartmenti Arti, room: Salone Marescotti (1st floor on the left). Via Barberia 4. Diverting from a focus on games and gaming, game studies currently pays growing attention to play, playfulness, and play Continue reading Program: Researching the Transgressive Aspects of Gaming and Play Seminar

Call for Abstracts: Seminar on Researching the Transgressive Aspects of Gaming and Play

The Games and Transgressive Aesthetics research project is proud to announce the GTA Seminar for 2017, this time in beautiful Bologna: Researching the Transgressive Aspects of Gaming and Play (Media Mutations 9 pre-conference) University of Bologna, May 22, 2017 Diverting Continue reading Call for Abstracts: Seminar on Researching the Transgressive Aspects of Gaming and Play

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