3Mar

Call for Papers: Digital Games for Older Adults Workshop

By Mark Rice / March 3, 2016 / Calls for Papers / No Comments

About the workshop Previous assessments of digital games for the older adult market have focused on their use as a tool to promote aspects of well-being – e.g., fostering social interaction and providing cognitive and physical stimulation. This perspective suggests that the primary means of these...

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25Jan

CFP: Growing old with and via media, MedieKultur

Call for papers: Growing old with and via media MedieKultur vol. 33, no. 63 Submission deadline: November 1st, 2016 Publication: Fall 2017 Guest editors: Anne Leonora Blaakilde, ablaa@hum.ku.dk, University of Copenhagen; Monika Wilińska, Monika.Wilinska@ju.se, Jönköping University Issue editor: S...

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19Oct

Call for Chapters: Game-Based Learning across the Lifespan

By Mark Rice / October 19, 2015 / Calls for Papers / No Comments

Cross-generational and age-oriented digital game-based learning from childhood to older adulthood. Editors: Margarida Romero (Université Laval, Canada, margarida.romero@fse.ulaval.ca), Kimberly Sawchuk (Concordia University, Canada, kim.sawchuk@sympatico.ca), Josep Blat (Universitat Pompeu Fabra,...

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29Sep

CFP: Games for the Elderly, and the Representation of Aging in Video Games

By Mark Rice / September 29, 2015 / Calls for Papers / No Comments

The purpose of this special issue is to investigate the use of video games by the elderly, and the representation of elderly adults in video games. The population of senior citizens is growing: In 2010, there were 40.3 million people aged 65 and above, comprising 13% of the overall population. (T...

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23Sep

The 10th World Conference of Gerontechnology

By Mark Rice / September 23, 2015 / Calls for Papers / No Comments

Mark your Calendar! The International Society for Gerontology will be holding its 10th World Conference from September 28–30, 2016 at the Convention Center, Nice – France. THEME “SUSTAINABLE HUMANITY” Call for abstracts available in January 2016. For more information, please visit www.isg2016.or...

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10Aug

CHI PLAY Workshop: Ageing Playfully

By Kathrin Gerling / August 10, 2015 / Calls for Papers / No Comments

At this year’s CHI PLAY conference in London, we’ll be hosting a workshop on Ageing Playfully, looking to  advance research on games for older adults beyond accessibility and health benefits. Games for older adults have previously been explored with a focus on improving older adults’ ...

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14Apr

CfP: Silver Gaming Intergenerational Summer School (SGISS 2015)

By Bob De Schutter / April 14, 2015 / Calls for Papers / No Comments

August 21st and 22nd 2015 Université Laval. Québec Call for Papers The Call for Papers invites researchers, students and teachers interested in presenting at the Silver Gaming Intergenerational Summer School (SGISS 2015) to be held on August 21st and 22nd 2015. The presentations of the Silver Gam...

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9Feb

CfP: International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations

By Bob De Schutter / February 9, 2015 / Calls for Papers, News / No Comments

Games for the Elderly, and the Representation of Aging in Video Games Submission Due Date: September 2, 2015 The purpose of this special issue is to investigate the use of video games by the elderly, and the representation of elderly adults in video games. The population of senior citizens is gro...

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31Jan

NordMedia 2015, TWG: Media across the life course

Co-chair: Research associate professor, Anne Leonora Blaakilde, Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen, ablaa@hum.ku.dk Co-chair: PhD fellow, Maja Sonne Damkjaer, Department of Aesthetics and Communication, Media Studies, Aarhus University, imvmsd@dac.au.dk Co-...

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31Jan

Fifth Conference on Games for Health Europe

The conference seeks submissions from a wide variety of disciplines and perspectives that relate to design and deployment of playful solutions and applied games in both research and industry. Studies that focus on the patient centred within his or her individual medical, social and cultural conte...

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