3 x Helsinki

I have sometimes used that my office is in the Tampere-Helsinki train, and this week it has felt to be true. Three consecutive travel days:

  • Tuesday: Skene games program start event in Korjaamo
  • Wednesday: short talk about contemporary game studies and discussion in the Suomi 2015 panel in Digi.fi event, Palace
  • Thursday: short talk about playfulness & gamification  in business simulation game (Liikkeenjohdon SM), Kämp Kansallissali.

The discussion is the salt of these kinds of quick visits, and luckily there were opportunities for that during this week. It is interesting to see what kind of different perspectives to games and play there are among game developers, researchers and business people from non-games related fields, for example. On the other hand, these discussions are also opportunities to get updated on how awareness of games and playful ways of doing things are  spreading in new and different fields of society.

Author: frans

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

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