3-year PhD openings in the Exertion Games Lab

3-year PhD openings in the Exertion Games Lab at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Application deadline: 31 October 2012

The Exertion Games Lab (exertiongameslab.org) at RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) in Melbourne, Australia, is seeking exceptional PhD candidates to research the future of exertion games and play.

The Exertion Games Lab is looking for exceptional candidates who value an
interdisciplinary perspective, are highly motivated, willing to learn
a variety of skills, are extremely creative as well as technical, and also have highly developed ...

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We have moved into the Design Hub!

We have moved into our new home, the brilliant Design Hub, RMIT’s flagship building for everything about design research! It is grand, open, collaborative and perfect for our research on games. Here are some first pictures; the space looks empty here, but we are already filling almost all of it with our gaming gear. The address is RMIT Building no. 100 (!), Level 4, corner of Swanston St and Victoria St, only 40 meters from the old location. We welcome ...

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Freeplay 2012

We’re proud to announce that the Exertion Games Lab will be at Freeplay again this year! This time we’ll be exhibiting Hanging Off A Bar to Freeplay attendees in the Arcade and Expo section of the festival! Meanwhile, Danielle will be talking about Games and Movement, Ruth will be giving a talk on Games and Theatre, and Harry will be talking in two panels and also ...

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Workshop: Play in Unconventional Spaces – OzCHI’12

We’re proud to announce that Chad and Floyd from the lab will be holding a workshop on Play in Unconventional Spaces in November as part of the ACM conference OzCHI 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. We are now doing a call for participation! Please feel free to share it with your friends and colleagues!

ABSTRACT
Playful activities generally occur in defined play spaces. In particular, digital play has traditionally been confined to arcades and living rooms. ...

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Joggobot wins the Nokia MindTrek Awards!

The Exertion Games Lab’s Joggobot wins the Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Award 2012!

There are only 3 winners, who share the prize money, and we are getting invited to attend the award ceremony in Finland in October. The award is sponsored by Nokia and quite prestigious in the Ubicomp world, this is what they say about themselves:

“The 6th Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Awards competition, NUMA2012, seeks for novel ways to combine ubiquitous ...

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Fun and Games 2012 publications

The Exertion Games Lab will be well represented at the Fun and Games conference 2012 in Toulouse, France, supported by ACM, with the following publications:

Toprak, C., Platt, J., Mueller, F. 2012. Bubble Popper: Considering Body Contact in Games. Fun and Games 2012. Short paper. 4 pages.

Toprak, C., Platt, J., Mueller, F. 2012. Bubble Popper: Considering Body Contact as Game Ingredient. Fun and Games 2012. Student Game Design Competition. 5 pages.

Toprak, ...

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