Two recent studies of Professor Frans Mäyrä, both published in the open access journal GAME, deal with a key research theme of CoE-GameCult – the cultural agency in games. The first article is titled “The Player as a Hybrid – Agency in Digital Game Cultures” and it outlines how the power relations informing the agency of players have evolved into increasingly complex and hybrid directions. The second article is titled “Game Culture Studies and the Politics of Scholarship: The Opposites and the Dialectic”. This study deals with the socio-cultural character and agency of game studies more generally, in an intellectual and disciplinary historical context, providing also a historical framing for the agenda behind the Centre of Excellence. Both articles have in common that they deal and emphasise the role of cultural and historical understanding, focusing on dialogue and interplay between elements that are often perceived as discrete or even oppositional.
From all of us in the Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies: Season’s Greetings!
We are very happy and proud to welcome several new researchers into our Tampere Gamelab team, starting early […]
Please spread the word about this new round of positions, now open for applications in the Centre of […]
CoE-GameCult director, professor Frans Mäyrä shares tech tips for conducting remote meetings and distance education, during the epidemic.
This has been the second full year of operation for the Centre. This year, we have both continued our existing research tracks, opened some new ones, and particularly put emphasis on international collaboration and visits.
The Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies and Tampere University Game Research Lab are happy to announce […]
International activity updates from CoE GameCult researchers: Dr Jaakko Stenros presented keynote in Krakow, in the CEEGS 2019 […]
In relation to the upcoming event Playing (with) Non-Violence (25. 9. 2019), Dr Maria B. Garda was interviewed by the Turun yliopisto News Team. Maria shared some of her thoughts on games and violence.
CoEGameCult researcher Dale Leorke has curated a new exhibition on location-based, urban games in the Finnish Museum of Games, opening in 13th September 2019.