Workshop 2: Gamework: Research Methods and Preservation for the Future

We are proud to present the second Gamework Workshop at Umeå University, October 2-3, 2017:

Research Methods and Preservation for the Future:

Program Day 1 – Monday October 2: Studying games – Research Methods and Preservation for the Future

(Public event + Streaming)

Invited speakers talks about methods and culture aspects related to the game industry. Can comparative research be done across national borders and institutional cultures? We also have representatives from relevant archives and museums to talk about their current efforts regarding game culture and game industry preservation.

Program day 1 (HUMlab X, Umeå Arts Campus)

09:00 – 09:15            Introduction – Ulf Sandqvist

09:15 – 09:30            Stefan Gelfgren – Humlab and Digital humanities

09:30 – 10:00           Simon Lindgren – Mixed methods in digital social research

10:00 – 10:30           Fika

10:30 – 11:15           Mirko Ernkvist – Relational databases and new digital tools for mixed-method game industry research

11:15 – 12:00           Peichi Chung – Digital Disintermediation and the Formation                                    of Esport Gaming Network in East Asia

12:00 – 13:00           Lunch

13:00 – 13:45           Annakaisa Kultima – Game Design Praxiology – On the                                           Importance of Studying Games as Created

13:45 – 14:30           Jen Whitson – Making the Invisible Visible: What We Can                                       Learn from ‘Hanging Out’ and Studio Studies with                                                 Incubators and Indies

14:30 – 15:00            Fika

15:00 – 16:00           Anders Hoult and Niklas Nylund – Game preservation in the                                   Nordic region?

16:00 – 16:30           Closing discussion

19:00 –                     Dinner 

Program Day 2 – Tuesday October 3: Workshop – methodological approaches and future proposals and projects

Participants discuss future proposals and projects. (Closed event)

Program day 2 (Humlab X, Umeå Arts Campus)

10:00 – 12:00           Workshop – lessons from day one and discussions about                                      methods

12:00 13:00           Lunch (Hanson & Hammar)

13:00 – 14:00           Moving forward – collaborations, panels, publications,                                            research proposal

14:00 – 14:45           Nifflas – Indie game developer from Umeå

14.45 –                     Bildmuseet

October 2 is open for all interested. If you are a researcher interested in active collaboration with the network, you may also participate on Oct 3. Please contact local organizer ulf [.] sandqvist [at] umu [.] se for questions about the workshop.

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