2 x Helsinki, 1 x Oulainen

On the road again. This time I will speak first in Lastensuojelupäivät (The Finnish child welfare professionals’ conference, taking place in Finlandia Hall in Helsinki) with Juho Karvonen about Player Barometer and how game playing is a part (in good as well as in bad) of adult as well as children’s lives today, and how we should respond to games’ many potentials responsibly. Then, also in Helsinki, speaking in the executive strategy seminar of YLE, the public broadcasting company about playfulness and gamification in a transmedial, increasingly play-literate culture. Finally, tomorrow I will head to Oulainen for Ilona Seminar (the Southern Oulu region librarians’ seminar) where I will speak about games as culture and the relation of game play and libraries. And then back to home for some busy days there.

Author: frans

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