Meaningful Play 2014 Recap
The International Academic Conference on Meaningful Play 2014 took place at Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan, USA, from Oct. 20~22, 2014. Additionally on the evening of Oct. 19th, there was a pre-conference talk from Lisa Nakamura on Racism, Sexism, and Video Games: Social Justice Campaigns and the Struggle for Gamer Identity, though sadly, my flight had arrived late on the night of the 19th so I missed that pre-conference talk. LINK: Meaningful Play Conference
Top Paper Award at Meaningful Play 2014!
I still can't believe it, but I received a Top Paper award from the Meaningful Play 2014 Conference. I'm seriously freaking out. In the good way. To anyone and everyone who has ever challenged and/or enabled me, thank you. #conference #meaningfulplay #trip
Meaningful Play 2014: Accepted!
Paper accepted to Meaningful Play 2014 in Michigan! Just got back from Replaying Japan 2014 in Canada and jet lagging, but very happy to receive this notification in my inbox this morning. This paper was the hardest to write so far, but it was on Papers, Please and Gone Home, and therefore more than worth it. Plus, the reviews that came back were actually pretty good, so I am pretty stoked. This marks my 4th international conference paper to date. No rest for the weary. #acce
X gon' attempt to give it to ya.
I was fortunate enough to have made it to Meaningful Play 2012, now here's me throwing my hat into the ring for Meaningful Play 2014. I feel like this paper has a pretty good shot at getting in. I worked pretty damn hard on it, even went through a pretty rough patch of sorrow and contemplative loathing while trying to conceptualize this paper's enthymeme, but in the end, it came out really well, I think. Feel pretty good about this submission. #conference #meaningfulplay
Meaningful Play 2012 Day #3 Recap
Meaningful Play 2012、３日目終了。今日は最後でござる。写真は、Keynote発表でJohn Ferrara氏（Megazoid Games会社）の発表の際に撮った。この３日間の研究会の雰囲気は、発表者のほとんど皆がなんかユーモアを上手に用いたと感じた。よい印象を残されたと思う。 Meaningful Play 2012, Day #3 complete. Today was the last day. This photo was taken during John Ferrara's (Megazoid Games) Keynote speech. I felt that it summed up the general atmosphere of this three-day conference, in that almost all the presenters made good use of humor in their presentations. I'm taking a really good impress
Meaningful Play 2012 Student Game: "Don't Kill the Cow"
学生製作、道徳的「Don't Kill the Cow!」(牛を殺すな)というゲームである。目的はそのままである。ただ、7分間で牛を殺せず。だが、ちゃんと牛を無視したら、妹がなくなる。プレーヤーにとって、どちらのほうが大事: 条件を満たすことか妹を救うことか？ Student-produced game entitled "Don't Kill the Cow." All you have to do is not kill the cow for 7 minutes. If you do, however, your little sister will starve to death. So what is more important to the player: fulfilling the game goals or saving your kid sister? #game #studentgame #indiegame #conference #ethics #fun #gamedesign #gamedevelopment #gr
Meaningful Play 2012 Day #2 Recap: We Are Game Studies
http://flickr.com/meaningfullyplay Meaningful Play 2012の参加者や発表者の写真でござる。われわれは最後らへんにある。 The Flickr account of the presenters and attendees at Meaningful Play 2012. I'm towards the end. Meaningful Play 2012、２日目終了。また、様々なプレゼンに見に行って、いっぱい勉強できたと考える。今日、もう一人の日本から来た発表者の東京大学の博士と一緒に晩ご飯し、たくさん興味深かかった相談・話があってよかった。やはり、日本にMeaningful Playのような研究会がほとんどなくて、必要である。なぜ、日本ではゲーム研究が行われてないのかな。 Meaningful Play 2012, Day #2 complete. Again, I was able to attend many interesting lectures and I think I learne
Meaningful Play 2012 Day #1 Recap
Meaningful Play 2012の１日目終了でござる。様々、非常に面白いゲーム研究者出会った。それぞれの皆さまは、ゲームの分析方法・観点とかは極めて多様である。自分の発表もう終了でござる。それを通して、自分の実験的なゲーム分析方法は正しくやっているのがわかった。（写真はAnn DeMarle氏のKeynoteの「Can Games Create Real World Champions?」のプレゼンより） Meaningful Play 2012, Day #1 completed. Met a lot of wonderful, interesting people. Saw that EVERYONE is attempting to crack the meaning out of games in an extremely wide range of ways. My presentation is done and done. What I learned is that I'm doing it correctly. (Pho
Made it to Michigan for Meaningful Play 2012
やっと着きました。一番うれしい点は、Burger Kingが近くにある。おやすみ。 Made it to my hotel safely, 25 hours after I left the house. I am jazzed that there is a real Burger King across the street. Goodnight. #conference #masters #meaningfulplay #trip
Meaningful Play 2012 1st Keynote Speaker--Donald Brinkman
Donald Brinkman of Microsoft's games and learning R&D and his phenomenal mention of Rainbow-puking Pandas at his keynote presentation to kick off the Meaningful Play 2012 conference. Awesome. #trip #conference #institution #masters #meaningfulplay #seriousgames #keynote