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June 2018

Guest Lecture: Hans-Joachim Backe – Two Ways through the Looking Glass. Game Design as an Expression of Philosophy of Action

June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cologne Game Lab,
Schanzenstraße 28
Cologne, NRW 51063 Germany
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For the current summer term the Cologne Game Lab again put together an exciting selection of guest lecturers for students and the interested public alike. Always on Wednesdays, we’ll give the floor to an outstanding personality to share some of their unique expertise. On Wedesnday, June 13, Hans-Joachim Backe, Associate Professor in the departement for Digital Design at the IT University of Copenhagen, will give his lecture “Two Ways through the Looking Glass. Game Design as an Expression of Philosophy…

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July 2018

Guest Lecture: Marc Wittmann – Time Perception

July 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cologne Game Lab,
Schanzenstraße 28
Cologne, NRW 51063 Germany
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For the current summer term the Cologne Game Lab again put together an exciting selection of guest lecturers for students and the interested public alike. Always on Wednesdays, we’ll give the floor to an outstanding personality to share some of their unique expertise. On Wednesday, July 04, Dr. Marc Wittmann will give his talk titled “Time Perception“. “Empirical work from the cognitive neurosciences is in line with phenomenological conceptualizations suggesting that subjective time emerges through the existence of a conscious…

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September 2018

Guest Lecture: Prof. Dr. Frans Mäyrä – Meaning and Agency in Game Cultures

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cologne Game Lab,
Schanzenstraße 28
Cologne, NRW 51063 Germany
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On Wednesday, September 26, the Cologne Game Lab welcomes Prof. Dr. Frans Mäyrä from the University of Tampere, who will give his talk entitled “Meaning and Agency in Game Cultures.” Frans Mäyrä is currently a Professorial Fellow at IASR, and Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, with specialization in digital culture and game studies in the University of Tampere, Finland. Dr Mäyrä is the founder of the University of Tampere Game Research Lab, having taught digital culture and games…

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October 2018

Guest Lecture: Juan Pablo Zaramella

October 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

On Tuesday, October 2, the Cologne Game Lab welcomes Juan Pablo Zaramella, an internationally renowned stop-motion animator from Argentina. His talk will provide an overview of the history of stop-motion animation filled with fascinating insights from one of its most accomplished exponents. Before the talk we will have a screening of some of his short films. Since Wednesday is a holiday, Juan’s screening and lecture will take place on Tuesday, October 2 starting at 5:30 pm — in the auditorium, as…

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The Great Immersive Day 2018

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

After last year’s successfull kick-off with GAME MEETS FILM we are exited to be part of the Film Festival Cologne again with THE GREAT IMMERSIVE DAY. In the wake of the radical changes in the media industry due to digitalization and its creative immersive technologies, traditional content producers and content providers are facing great challenges. The constantly expanding possibilities of virtual and augmented reality and the new acoustic 3D worlds allow individual experiences and media bonuses in depths of experience…

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Guest Lecture: Sebastian Mittag (Studio Fizbin)

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

On Wednesday, October 17, the Cologne Game Lab welcomes Sebastian Mittag from the German independent games studio Fizbin, who will give presentation about the studio and their current and past projects. Studio Fizbin is an Independent Games Studio located in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Sebastian Mittag, Alexander Pieper and Mareike Ottrand founded Studio Fizbin in spring 2011. They strongly focus on story-based games & apps with exciting, original and humorous characters, worlds and tales. Find further information on Studio Fizbin on its…

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