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Dessauer Str. 3-5
Berlin, 10963 Germany

October 2015

9th International Conference on the Philosophy of Computer Games (PCG Conference)

14 October 201517 October 2015
UE – University of Applied Sciences Europe, Dessauer Str. 3-5
Berlin, 10963 Germany
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9th International Conference on the Philosophy of Computer Games Meaning and Computer Games Berlin, 14-17 October 2015 http://2015.gamephilosophy.org We hereby invite scholars in any field of studies who take a professional interest in the philosophy of computer games to submit papers to the 9th International Conference on the Philosophy of Computer Games, to be held in Berlin, 14-17 October 2015. This year’s conference is devoted to the philosophical exploration of how meaning phenomena contribute to the nature as well as…

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January 2016

Devolution #1: The Curious Expedition

13 January 2016 @ 18:0022:00
UE – University of Applied Sciences Europe, Dessauer Str. 3-5
Berlin, 10963 Germany
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We are more than happy to welcome Riad Djemili and Johannes Kristmann from Maschinen-Mensch with their game The Curious Expedition for our first event. DEVOLUTION Devolution is a free game design focused event exploring the creative process and challenges of game development. Each event focalises on the evolution of a game through the exhibition of prototypes and interim versions and an in-depth conversation with the developers. How did the game change during its development? Why? Which features were added? Which were taken…

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June 2016

Devolution #2: Shift Happens

16 June 2016 @ 17:30
UE – University of Applied Sciences Europe, Dessauer Str. 3-5
Berlin, 10963 Germany
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How do you win Best Game Design at the German Video Game Awards? Why in hell do you need more than 5 years for that? We are more than happy to welcome Shift Happens and its two game designers Mathias “Matt” Neukam and Stefan “Beff” Fischer from Klonk Games to our next Devolution event! You can look forward to an in-depth and honest exploration of the development process of Shift Happens, with all its ups and downs, experiencable through playable versions of the game and told by the…

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October 2016

Lecture: Christian Huberts – Poor Stereotypes

26 October 2016 @ 19:0022:00
UE – University of Applied Sciences Europe, Dessauer Str. 3-5
Berlin, 10963 Germany
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Christian Huberts: Poor Stereotypes Poverty in Games as Narrative Cliché and Ludic Paradox Video games depend on narrative, visual and conceptual stereotypes to be playable – they offer quick orientation even in complex or unclear situations. But stereotypes never only serve as a neutral tool. They also convey simplified preconceptions and meanings about the world. When an used stereotype touches on a much discussed topic in society – like racism or sexism –, the game automatically becomes political. This is…

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March 2017

Civic Game Jam

25 March 2017 @ 10:0022:00
UE – University of Applied Sciences Europe, Dessauer Str. 3-5
Berlin, 10963 Germany
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We don’t need more facts, we need better stories! The Civic Game Jam series will use video games as a medium for creative liberation, activism and resistance. Participants will create, expand and enrich game experiences around three main themes and their interplay: nature, humans and machines. Can you help us tell better stories? Come and join us for the first Civic Game Jam at the BTK University of Art & Design in Berlin on Saturday 25 March, 2017! Participation to…

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July 2017

Civic Game Jam #2 – Humans

22 July 2017 @ 10:0022:00
UE – University of Applied Sciences Europe, Dessauer Str. 3-5
Berlin, 10963 Germany
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We don't need more facts, we need better stories! The Civic Game Jam series uses games as a medium for creative liberation, activism and resistance. Participants will create, expand and enrich game experiences around three main themes and their interplay: nature, humans and machines. The second Civic Game Jam (theme: Humans) will take place on July 22nd at BTK University of Art & Design in Berlin: apply now if you'd like to take part. Deadline for applications is June 25th. Presentations of…

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October 2017

Femisphere – LVL 2

21 October 2017 @ 14:0019:00
UE – University of Applied Sciences Europe, Dessauer Str. 3-5
Berlin, 10963 Germany
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Welcome to Femisphere, an event where we highlight and celebrate diversity in the games industry! Femisphere is a place to come together, share stories and experiences, and celebrate the works of female, transgender, non-binary and LGBTQ+ game developers. The idea behind Femisphere is to create a friendly and inclusive space for female, non-binary, transgender and LGBTQ+ folks, and provide a safe space where you can give talks and show projects you wouldn’t feel comfortable presenting at other games events. This…

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November 2017

Civic Game Jam #3 – Machines

18 November 2017 @ 10:0022:00
UE – University of Applied Sciences Europe, Dessauer Str. 3-5
Berlin, 10963 Germany
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Participation to the jam is free, but since a limited number of spots is available, an application is required: please find more information and apply at http://civicgamejam.com – RSVPs on Meetup are not valid! Deadline for applications is October 28th. We don’t need more facts, we need better stories! The Civic Game Jam series uses games as a medium for creative liberation, activism and resistance. Participants will create, expand and enrich game experiences around three main themes and their interplay: nature, humans and machines. Can…

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October 2018

Tales of Games #2 – Prof. Florian Berger loves ♥ Minecraft!

31 October 2018 @ 19:15
UE – University of Applied Sciences Europe, Dessauer Str. 3-5
Berlin, 10963 Germany
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Prof. Florian Berger presents and discusses how taking on too much as a Game Designer can result in pure awesomeness. Come and meet a gem – or rather: a diamond – underrated by most gamers, and discover the technical beauty behind – or rather: below – the simplistic surface of Minecraft. Moderated by Florian Kühnle.

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November 2018

Martin Ganteföhr: Nahtoderfahrungen (Tales of Games #3)

20 November 2018 @ 19:1522:00
UE – University of Applied Sciences Europe, Dessauer Str. 3-5
Berlin, 10963 Germany
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Der Game Designer Martin Ganteföhr hat im Laufe seines (Berufs-)Lebens festgestellt, wie vielfältig, weitreichend und persönlich seine Verbindungen zum Militärisch-Industriellen Komplex der Gamesbranche sind. Sein Vortrag ist ein autobiographischer Bericht zur Theorie und Praxis der Spiel-, Design- und Lehrtätigkeit auf komplett vermintem Gelände. Martin Ganteföhr, Jahrgang 1969, ist seit über zwei Jahrzehnten als Designer, Autor, Regisseur und Dozent für interaktive Medien tätig. Er arbeitet in den Bereichen Videospiel, Hörspiel und Theater. Martin Ganteföhr ist unter anderem Autor und Creative Director…

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