Ludocapitalism: structure, culture, agents, 28th Feb 2020

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Date: 28th Feb 2020

Time: 9.30am – 1pm

Location: MMU

A one-day symposium with international scholars discussing their research on the intersection of games and capitalism.
About this Event

A one-day symposium, hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University, on Friday morning, February 28, that brings together scholars from across the UK and Europe to present their current research on the topic of “ludocapitalism” and the relationship between structure, culture and the agents that move within it.

Inspired by the Alison Harvey and Seth Giddings’ 2018 special issue in Games and Culture on ludic economies, this symposium will be a place to see hear about cutting edge research into the ways in games and play are increasingly entangled with capitalism and how governments, corporations, and workers navigate this “playful” regime of accumulation.

This is the first of what we hope will be an ongoing series of events that look deeper into the ways digital technology is changing production, consumption, and society in general.

Confirmed speakers as follows:

Seth Giddings (University of Southampton)
Karen Gregory (University of Edinburgh)
Alison Harvey (University of Leicester)
Joshua Jarrett (Staffordshire University)
Matti Karhulahti (University of Jyvaskyla)
Maria O’Brian (Dublin City University)
Anna Ozimek (Tallinn University)
Paolo Ruffino (University of Liverpool)
Jamie Woodcock (Open University)
Oli Sotamaa (University of Tampere)
This event was organized by Dr. Tom Brock and Dr. Daniel Joseph in the department of Sociology, and funded by RCASS.