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Ben’s CHI and DiGRA Reflection – Part 2

Following on from my post last week about CHI 2015 in Seoul, in this post I reflect on the Conference of the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA), which I attended last month in Lüneburg, Germany. As mentioned, the two conferences vastly differ in scale - CHI is a spectacle, ...

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Playing for Change – AHRC Network event in Manchester

Conor and I attended the "Playing for Change" event in Manchester this week, which was not a buskers' convention but the kick-off workshop for the AHRC-funded Games and Social Change Network, hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University's Research Institute for Health and Social Change. This is a sister ...

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Get Lost, GetLostBot! Serendipity in Location-Sharing Services

Last week I presented a short paper about GetLostBot at the Workshop on Personalising the Local Mobile Experience at the 2012 ACM Conference on Recommendation Systems in Dublin. The paper is freely downloadable from our institutional ePrints. This brief paper outlines the experience ...

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Research Update: Agent Based Crowd Simulation In Airports Using Games Technology.

PhD student Olivier Szymanezyk is currently working on a framework to simulate real-time pedestrian motion in an airport environment using a scalable layered intelligence technique, a physics middleware and the social force model. Olivier and his supervisors Patrick Dickinson and Tom Duckett have recently published their crowd simulation ...

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Ben’s CHI 2011 Roundup

Following on from Conor's post, here's some quick comments about my experience at CHI. This is a looong post so bear with me! CHI is a big conference and there is a *lot* to see. One of the benefits of having several people attend is that we collectively get a lot more ...

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Feckr! The Game for Closet Sociopaths at CHI2011

Oh crap, here we go again! Feckr is an Android application that allows you to secretly "tag" people with messages. Tags are anonymous, permanent and public - every Feckr player can see all the tags for people around them. Unless they ...

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Mindtrek 2010

LiSC had a presence again this year at Mindtrek in Tampere, Finland. This nifty little conference blends together games studies, social media and ubicomp along with business talks from industry pros. We had two papers to present. Firstly, Ben had a paper about "Emergence and Playfulness in Social ...

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A Call for Capers – Playfulness in social and mobile games (MobileHCI 2010)

I've uploaded my short presentation about Feckr and Blowtooth to Slideshare. It was presented as part of the workshop on playfulness and HCI at MobileHCI 2010 in Lisbon. Basically it is a short introduction to these recent projects and a proposal that mobile devices make the perfect co-conspirators ...

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First Meeting of the journal club – 12th march 2010 – What is Blowtooth?

The first meeting was essentially a trial run of the journal club idea - and it seemed to be quite an interesting and useful exercise. The topic under discussion was an introspective one - we decided to take a critical look at a paper ...

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CHI 2010

We are delighted to have a strong representation at CHI 2010, with five separate pieces of work that have been accepted to various tracks of the conference. CHI 2010 takes place from April 10th - 15th in Atlanta, ...

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PASION Fruit available to play free online!

The latest social game developed by LiSC as part of the PASION Project is now available in an open public trial: Go to http://www.pasionfruit.eu to play, for free. We are studying the social interactions of players in social games to get an insight into how social communication is changed when mediated ...

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MindTrek 2009

LiSC are delighted to be attending the 2009 MindTrek Conference in Tampere, Finland, which takes place from 30th September to 2nd October. MindTrek is the leading Nordic digital media and business conference, focusing on social media & Web 2.0. The ...

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8th International Conference on Entertainment Computing

The 8th International Conference on Entertainment Computing (ICEC) takes place in Paris from 3-5th September 2009. ICEC is the longest established and most prestigious conference in the field of entertainment computing and an international forum for the exchange of experience and knowledge amongst researchers ...

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2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing

The 2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing takes place in Vancouver from August 29-31st, 2009. This conference provides a key forum for researchers and industry practitioners to exchange information regarding advancements in the state of art and practice of ...

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Future and Reality of Games Conference (F.R.O.G.) 2009

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