Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Awesome. Part 2 of a series.

Right after the workshop in Switzerland, I headed South for the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference that was being held in Durban, South Africa.  The conference was held at the University of Kwazulu-Natal's Howard College.

There, I presented two papers with faculty from SFU's School of Communication:
  1. With Stuart Poyntz, how civic engagement is enabled by gaming spaces
  2. With Dal Yong Jin, theorizing the concept of platform imperialism through an examination of social media
The picture: From Durban's "Golden Mile" in "winter."  The Indian Ocean was still pretty warm.
Then it was about 36-hours back home to Vancouver. Awesomely long. 

Friday, September 07, 2012

Awesome. Part 1 of a series.

It's been an awesomely busy summer. I will briefly recount major events here in snippets. But, as you may know, the day to day is much more covered by my twitter: @cheeflo

In any case, first up: being invited with a handful of other games researchers to St. Gallen, Switzerland, to do a workshop on games.  I talked about best practices in games research and ethics. Funny how one comes away from these things with even more work to do. 
With many thanks to the Swiss National Science Foundation and the University of St. Gallen!

A picture is worth a thousand words. This picture from a day in the Alps is no exception.