International Conference
    Challenge of computer games
    University of Lodz, Poland
    25  27 October 2002

    Department of Media and Audio-Visual Culture, University of Lodz,
    invites submissions of papers examining the phenomenon of computer
    games. The conference will provide an opportunity to discuss computer
    games in the broad context of sociology, aesthetics, psychology,
    pedagogy, and other areas. We also welcome interdisciplinary papers
    dealing with computer games design and with the economic aspects of
    the computer games market.

    The following issues are suggested for discussion:
*   History and prehistory of computer games;
*   Computer games and traditional media;
*   Social impact of computer games;
*   Computer games in global and local cultures;
*   Sociology of gamers and gamers subcultures
*   Production and distribution of computer games;
*   Ethics and axiology of computer games: violence in games;
*   Gender and computer games;
*   Narratology of computer games;
*   Interactivity;
*   Multi-user games.

    A selection of the conference papers will be published. The language of
    the conference will be English (with Polish translation). Presentations
    should last not more than 30 minutes.

    Conference fee is 50 USD (not including accommodation or meals).

    If you wish to propose a paper, please send an abstract of no more than
    300 words together with a short biographical note by 15th February
    2002 to:

    Piotr Sitarski
    University of Lodz
    Department of Media and Audio-Visual Culture
    ul. Sienkiewicza 21, 90-114 Lodz, Poland
    tel/fax:  48 42 639 ***********************************

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