Make Boardgames Great Again
Robots and Copyright
In this Games Lab seminar, Matteo Menapace (VIDEOgames designer in residence at the V&A in London) talks about how boardgames can be used to tackle complex questions such as: food politics, memory loss, and honeybee capitalism.
Games and Shakespeare
In this seminar, Marsha Courneya will share her creative path and take us on a detour through the tangle of copyright law, showing examples of how it can be circumvented to return rights and power to creators.
Games and History
In this edition of Games Lab, Dr Stephen Curtis examines the ways in which the Bard and his works have been used as the inspiration or setting for games, both card/board and digital. As well as a brief summary of the general state of Shakespearean games, Stephen discusses what the process of ‘gaming’ Shakespeare can offer to critical discussions of the plays and poems that make up his work.
Games and Business
In this edition of Games Lab we were joined by Dr Jennifer Cromwell, who explores the extent to which 2017’s Assassin’s Creed Origins manages to unite the worlds of gaming, digital humanities, and Egyptology.
Games and Participation
In this edition of Games Lab we were joined by Dr Laura Mitchell, who outlined the appeal games have for business, particularly in the context of increasing motivation and productivity through affective experience.
Games and Horror
In this edition of Games Lab we were joined by Network member John Lean who talked to us about the work that he has been conducting during his PhD, which involves looking at the capacity for play (and games) in higher education.
Games and Probation
In this edition of Games Lab we were joined by Dr Dawn Stobbart from Lancaster University to talk to us about videogames and horror. Dawn has a forthcoming book entitled Videogames and Horror: From Amnesia to Zombies, Run!, and in this seminar we were treated to an exploration of both horror and terror in videogames, and the differences that they both present.
Games Lab is a new fortnightly seminar series from the MGSN in which we invite Network members and associates to speak about their work. The inaugural seminar was led by Network member Hwa Young and Dr Emma Murray, a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Justice from Liverpool John Moores University, both of whom presented an overview of their collaborative project Probationary: The Game of Life on License.