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Matters of Life and Death – day 2


Matters of Life and Death

For two days this week RMIT hosted the Interactive Entertainment academic conference with the theme ‘Matters of Life and Death’.

The presentations at this conference were summaries of numerous PhD research degrees, either completed, nearing completion or a brief report of developments to date. The presentations were either by the research candidates themselves or their supervisors.

Instead of a write-up from day two, below are tweets from attendees that include links to papers.

True or false? Feel free to comment

Daniel Haynes (the StarCraft II gamer) has been quite vocal about the R18+ rating for games for YEARS. He’s pleased it’s finally been legislated.

If any of the participants in Matters of Life and Death would like to correct or add to what has been recorded here, feel free to email or dm me on twitter.

I attended day 1, a rich and diverse conference with everything from a children’s book app to discussion of eSports and the evolution of tournament rules in Eve Online. My write-up of day one will be up within the next few days.

Unfortunately circumstances and Murphy conspired against me attending day two: the trains weren’t running so my partner drove me to the nearest functioning train station. Walking into the train station I was blinded by the wind and rain; the guy walking out was blinded by HIS MOBILE PHONE.   After our collision, my GP recommended rest and ice. The lump over my eyebrow has started going down, to be replaced by pretty colours.

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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