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Aesthetics of Play - A Conference on Computer Game Aesthetics

Play has a tendency to be beautiful.
Johan Huizinga

Aesthetics of Play
Computer game conference at the University of Bergen, Norway
OCTOBER 14 - 15, 2005

The Aesthetics of Play conference is now over. We would like to thank everybody who took part for making it a great event.

The conference was hosted by the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen in collaboration with Bergen Kunsthall.

The proceedings will be posted online by the end of November 2005.

Aesthetics of Play was arranged in collaboration with the exhibition Game Dump at Bergen Kunsthall. Game Dump includes works by among others Feng Mengbo and Palle Torsson, as well as Objects of Virtual Desire by Jakob Senneby and Simon Goldin, presented at the AoP conference in collaboration with game researcher Daniel Pargman. The exhibition is open until 13 November, 2005

13 OCTOBER, 2005
Online registration has now closed. Registration on site, NOK 300 per day.
12 OCTOBER, 2005
Conference venue address: Ulrike Pihils hus, Prof. Keysersgate 1. Look for a pale blue and pink house. Please phone Eli on 0047 99 44 14 14 if you have any problems finding us. See map (430 k), opens in new window.
30 SEPTEMBER, 2005
Programme, travel section and front page have been updated.
Web site has been updated with Submission Guidelines for presenters
18 AUGUST, 2005
Programme has been updated
9 JUNE, 2005
Abstracts and preliminary programme have been added to the web site.
21 MAY, 2005
The accommodation page has been updated with special conference offers and information about budget accommodation.
19 APRIL, 2005
The deadline for CfP has now been reached.
16 APRIL, 2005
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Games: The Art of Simulation
Espen Aarseth
IT University of Copenhagen

What Am I Doing in Vietnam?
Jon Dovey
University of Bristol

28 MARCH , 2005
Registration is now open.
22 MARCH, 2005
The opening of the registration has been postponed from 21 March to 28 March
25 FEBRUARY, 2005
Call for papers has been published. Submit abstract
18 FEBRUARY, 2005
The conference web site has been launched.

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