Just received news of this promising event. Organized by the Media, Culture & Communication Department at NYU Steinhardt in collaboration with the NYU Game Center, Re:Play 2012 is a one-day conference that brings together industry and academia to discuss games.
Here’s the official introduction to the event:
After three decades of existing at the fringes of popular culture, video games have finally evolved into a mainstream medium. As such, electronic play in the 21st century presents us with a unique lens through which to analyze and understand contemporary society.
A newly established annual conference, Re:Play presents a platform for scholars, designers, developers, executives and journalists to engage in this conversation about electronic games. Its first installment will take place at the King Juan Carlos Center at New York University on April 17, 2012.
Speakers include Joost van Dreunen (Founder, New York chapter of the Digital Games Research Association), Jesper Juul (Assistant Professor, NYU Game Center), Jessica Rovello (President and Co-Founder, Arkadium), Gui Karyo (EVP, Operations and Development, Atari), and Nick Montfort (Associate Professor, MIT).
For more information, visit the Re:Play 2012 website.