[Air-L] Announcement: PhD course, IT University of Copenhagen, May 26-28

T.L. Taylor tltaylor at itu.dk
Tue Mar 9 04:08:41 PST 2010

The IT University of Copenhagen will be offering a PhD course 
entitled, "Acting together on technological playing fields: Computer 
games, e-sports, and team play" from May 26-28. The course will focus 
on exploring the artefacts, structures, practices and cultures of 
team-based computer games through a sociology of games and sports. 
Students will share their research on the subject and discuss/engage 
with a collection of literatures and questions related to team games 
with the purpose of gaining some analytical and methodological tools 
to critically think with throughout the remainder of their research. 
The course will be taught of several scholars working specifically in 
the area of team play, e-sports, and the sociology of sports:

T.L. Taylor, IT University of Copenhagen
Belinda Wheaton, University of Brighton
Henry Lowood, Stanford University
Garry Whannel, University of Bedfordshire
Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, University of Exeter

We are also very excited to have built into the course a quite unique 
final day (May 28) consisting of a free public workshop on pro-gaming 
with an exciting group of e-sports professionals 
(http://esportseuropeanedition.wordpress.com/). (A separate 
announcement for that will follow.)

Full details about the course can be found at 
http://www1.itu.dk/sw132466.asp. Please feel free to distribute 
widely and drop a line with any questions.

Look forward to seeing some of you in Copenhagen!


T.L. Taylor, Associate Professor
Center for Computer Games Research
IT University of Copenhagen
Rued Langgaards Vej 7, 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark
+45 7218 5035 (tele) / +45 7218 5001 (fax)
tltaylor at itu.dk / http://www.tltaylor.com

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