Guest Lecture: Prof. Dr. Frans Mäyrä

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 since early 1990s. He is widely consulted as an expert in socio-cultural issues relating to games, play and playfulness. His research interests range from game cultures, meaning making through playful interaction and online social play, to borderlines, identity, as well as transmedial fantasy and science fiction. He is the leader for Centre of Excellence in Game Culture Studies, Ludification of Culture and Society and over 40 other games research projects.

Find further information on Frans Mäyrä on his personal home page at: www.unet.fi and his blog is at: www.fransmayra.fi. The Centre of Excellence website is at: https://coe-gamecult.org/

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm | Auditorium