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18th and 19th March 2019
911 Modulbau, Weyertal 119a, Seminarraum S224

The international conference will be held in context of the DFG funded research project “Open-World-Structures: Architecture, City- and Landscape in Computer Games” (Bonner 2017-2020) and addresses the matter of (1) architecture in game worlds in the sense of its media specific spatialization, architectural layouts and the role of architecture, as well as (2) the architecture of computer games themselves in the sense of systematics, structures and media specific logics between algorithms and databases – worldbuilding from a different angle.

Thus, the participants will thematise aesthetics of reception as well as aesthetics of production and approach the complex constitution of computer games from a wide range of disciplines – from Media and Game Studies to Art History, Sound Studies to Architecture, Design to Phenomenology and Embodiment, as well as Spatial Theory and Cultural Studies.

The aim of the conference is to channel multi-disciplinary approaches and current research projects to fuel an interest towards an understanding of computer games as spatial, architectural or world phenomena within the current digital media culture. Furthermore, it is to explore and discuss concepts and methodologies from other disciplines and the potential transfer as useful tools in Game Studies.

Due to limited seating, advanced registration is required. Please contact mbonnerSpamProtectionuni-koeln.de for further details.


Monday, 03/18/19

Coffee Break 11:45 a.m.

Registration / Lunch 1:00 p.m.

Coffee Break 3:30 p.m.

Coffee Break 5:15 p.m.

Get Together / Dinner 6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, 03/19/19

Coffee Break 10:45 a.m.

Lunch 12:30 p.m.

Coffee Break 3:00 p.m.

Round Up Discussion 5:45 p.m.