About the speaker
Dr. Gordon Calleja is Associate Professor and the Head of the Institute of Digital Games in Malta. Previously he coordinated the Center for Computer Games Research at the IT University of Copenhagen.
Prior to his current appointment he taught courses in Media Studies, English Literature, Literary Theory and Academic Writing at under-graduate level.
Gordon has a background in Literary Theory and Media Studies. He received his PhD from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.
Gordon also worked as a freelance copywriter and game journalist for a number of web-sites and magazines in various countries
One of his specialties is digital game narratives; he developed his own "artgame": http://willlovetearusapart.com/.
About the lecture
His current research focuses on digital games and addresses three broad areas: game ontology, narrative in games, and player engagement in games and virtual worlds. The latter is the focus of his book on player involvement and immersion understood as a combination of six primary sources of engagement: emotional affect, spatial perception and navigation, experiential narrative, exertion of agency and pleasures of control, sociality and goal attainment and reward.
In the lecture, he will address these central concepts of his publication In-Game: From immersion to incorporation.
Monday 2nd of December 2013
City Campus - building M (de Meerminne), St-Jacobsstraat 2, 2000 Antwerp, Aula M.004
16:00 - 17:00/17:30
Participation in the lecture is free, but online registration is required.