Visiting Speaker: Video Games and Wellbeing, Daniel Johnson, Queensland University of Technology.
Computer games are now part of our everyday digital experience, and researchers are increasingly examining how positive impacts on player wellbeing (such as health) can be designed and evaluated. Dr. Daniel Johnson leads the QUT Games Research and Interaction Design Lab, a world-leading centre for the study of games and wellbeing, and is also an affiliate of the Cambridge University Well-being Institute. In this talk, Dr. Johnson will discuss current research at QUT, and future directions for game design.
Date: 29th October
Location: MC0312 Co-op Lecture Theatre, Main Building, Brayford Pool Campus, University of Lincoln
Visiting Speakers: Video Games, Narrative, and Literature
Date: 31st October
Time: 2pm – 3.30pm
Location: MC2201 Main Building, Brayford Pool Campus, University of Lincoln
Interactive storytelling and narrative-driven experiences, Sue Swinburne, Griffith University (2.00-2.45). Sue has worked for over twenty years in documentary filmmaking for broadcast, as a writer and, more recently, in multiplatform content creation. She currently works at Griffith University in Brisbane, researching new creative practices and business models for independent artists, with a focus on factual interactive storytelling, hybrid models of gameplay and narrative-driven experiences.
Games and Literature at the Brisbane Writers Festival, Kate Eltham director of the Brisbane Writers’ Festival (2.45-3.30). Kate Eltham is the director of the Brisbane Writers festival which hosts Story+, an event which explores the balance between narrative, interaction, and play and the needs and participation of audiences and gamers within this context. Kate will outline the outcomes from the 2014 event, which included contributions from researchers from the University of Lincoln.