Sunday, January 16

The TecnoCampus de Mataró hosts DiGRA Spain, an international congress dedicated to videogames

  • It aims to be the meeting point for researchers, research groups and doctoral students in the country who investigate this fun phenomenon

  • It is an initiative of the research groups Culture and Playful Technology, of TecnoCampus, and ITACA, of the Jaume I University of Castellón

The TecnoCampus of Mataró (Maresme) welcomes from tomorrow until December 17 the first DiGRA Spain International Congress (DIGRAES21), dedicated to the world of video game. “This first congress aims to establish the DiGRA Spain chapter, a local version of the international association for digital games research (DiGRA) & rdquor ;, they explain from the Mataroni university campus.

This founding congress has the co-organization of the research group Culture i Playful Technology, from the TecnoCampus-Pompeu Fabra University, and from ITACA research group, from the Jaume I University of Castelló.

The DIGRAES21 congress aims to be the meeting point for researchers, research groups and doctoral students in the country who investigate the recreational phenomenon, whether from a social, humanistic or technological perspective. The theme of the congress, under the motto ‘The map and the game. Game Studies in Spain‘, thus seeks to establish “a network of knowledge & rdquor; focused both on the people who are engaged (research groups, doctoral students and researchers), as well as on the situation of the discipline itself and the studies and lines of research existing in the territory.

68 authors

In this sense, it will have 44 presentations by 68 authors, which focus on the different forms of play, whether analogue or digital, as well as on phenomena related to the playful dimension and its context.

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In addition, the congress will have 3 main speakers with great international experience: Susana tosca (University of Roskilde, Denmark), Clara Fernandez Vara (NYU Game Center at New York University) and Nelson Zagalo (Universidad de Aveiro, Portugal).

Plus news from Mataró in the local edition of EL PERIÓDICO

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