game studio and talk in itk'06

Yet another seminar (YAS) this week, as we hit the road to get to Hämeenlinna. Interaktiivinen Teknologia Koulutuksessa (that is Interactive Technology in Education conference in English) adversises to be the largest conference in Finland about information and communcation technology in educational use. We have not done so much work in Serious Games or other applied games research areas, but there are many interesting possibilities worth looking there — particularly in educating people to understand the scope and nature of so-called common games. Every game is educational, in the sense that you need to learn a lot in order to be able to face the challenges that are part of many games. But more about it in the conference tomorrow. Welcome to visit Game Research Lab booth: we have a small ‘game studio’ set up for two days in ITK.

See: ITK conference web pages.

Author: frans

Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, esp. Digital Culture and Game Studies in the Tampere University, Finland.