July 1, 2008
Welcome to the site for “Gaming Moms”, a three-year research project partially funded by the Swedish Research Council. The project investigates gaming practices in the everyday life of families where the mother is a gamer. If you wish to participate – our online questionnaire is still open – but you need to be able to understand Swedish. Klicka här för att komma till enkäten !
Contact Jessica Enevold and Charlotte Hagström
Välkommen till sajten “Gaming Moms”, ett treårigt forskningsprojekt finansierat av Vetenskapsrådet. I projektet undersöker vi spelande och vardagsliv i familjer där mamman är spelare. Vill du delta, så är vår nätenkät fortfarande öppen. Klicka här för att komma till enkäten!
Kontakta: Jessica Enevold and Charlotte Hagström
May 8, 2013
Another missing post is this:
I november 2012 medverkade vi med en swisch om vårt projekt på en informationsdag riktad till gymnasister. En swisch är en raketsnabb föreläsning med 20 bilder som visas i 20 sekunder vardera. Det går undan som bara den men är väldigt kul att göra! Kanske tycker du att du känner igen det här men under ett annat namn och det stämmer. Det har ett japanskt namn också men det visade sig att det fick man inte använda hur som helst. När planerna för att ha med snabb-snabba föreläsningar på dessa informationsdagar tog form bestämdes det därför att utformningen och namnet inte skulle var exakt detsamma. Swisch heter det alltså nu i Lund. “Gaming moms” hette vår swisch.
May 8, 2013
We suddenly realised some posts are missing. One is this:
Den 18-21 juni 2012 hölls den 32:a nordiska etnolog- och folkloristkongressen i Bergen, Norge. Konferensens övergripande tema var ”Dynamics of Cultural Differences” och jag deltog i sessionen Kvinnor gör rum där jag presenterade ett paper med titeln ”Rum för spel. Att få, ta och skapa utrymme”. Det är nu publicerat under samma titel i tidskriften Nätverket.
January 27, 2013
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 14 years to get that many views.
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November 26, 2012
INVITATION TO HEX DIGITAL CULTURES SEMINAR SERIES
Lecture by Dr. Hilde G. Corneliussen, associate professor in Digital Culture, University of Bergen, Norway. In her lecture she will explore the question of stability and change in gender-technology relations in a historical perspective. Among the examples you will meet cultural discourses warning women against being “sent back to the kitchen sink” unless they develop an interest for computers; recruitment initiatives inviting women to computer science because they are good at communicating with people; female computer experts presented as not-(masculine)-nerds; and computer competent women using femininity to surprise their environments.
- Date: Tuesday November 27
- Time: 15.15-16.45 followed by film and discussion 17.00-18.00
- Place: Room 201, Kulturanatomen, Biskopsgatan 7, Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences
More info at the HEX site. Welcome!
June 18, 2012
Just a quick note on past events. June 6-8, the second Nordic Digra Conference was held in Tampere, Finland. Right after Nick Montfort gave his keynote, I presented my article “Domesticating Play, Designing Everyday Life” as the first presenter in our panel, which was a very interesting one overall. I also got to enjoy both the presence and presentations of many of my great colleagues/friends from all over Europe AND delicious carrot-beetroot cake served during the coffee break! All papers are accessible from the Proceedings, published in the Digra Digital Library.
Unfortunately I had to hurry home to the MACA graduation, (which NB was a great event!) and had to miss most of the second day. But Nordic Digra 2012 was a great event the organizers can be proud of and it is always great to listen and mingle with game studies people who tend to come from all kinds of disciplinary corners. An anthropologist, Minna Ruckenstein, even got to give one of the keynotes – on gambling. For those of you with Facebook, some additional info and pics can be found here. Linderoth has also written, in Swedish though, about the conference and a few of the papers on his blog Spelvetenskapliga betraktelser.
And here I thought Game Studies was NOT male-dominated . In any case: a glimpse of the game scholars attentively listening to Annika’s talk.
Annika Waern “framing games” in a full room of critical game scholars! Program Chair Raine Koskimaa listening to the left.
Next on this site, we should hear from Lotta’s attendance and presentation at the 32nd Nordic Ethnology and Folklorist conference in Bergen, Norway, where she gets to hang out with all our great ethnology-colleagues. Yes, I wish I were there! But, then we are soon both off to Paris to present at the huge conference Crossroads in Cultural Studies 2012 – which btw must have the most boring website ever… they rely totally on the attraction of Pareeeeh. Aah, but soo do we. Alors, brioche et vin, la semaine prochaine !! See you there perhaps!
February 21, 2012
November and December 2011 were extremely busy months for us. We handled a lot of course and teaching administration. After concluding a very successful research week with visitors from all over the world for the Game Love Reader project in October, Jessica presented her work on ludic structures in “The Biggest Loser” at a health and humanities conference at Lund University in December. Lotta has lectured in Copenhagen on on-line sources. In addition, we both went travelling. One went West and one went East. And both planes and countries provided more digital materialities for our playful scrutiny, purchase and general amusement.
Most of January was spent writing, writing, writing and we presented a summary of the entire project for the ethnology group at the Ethnology Research Seminar on Feb 8. Last week we were interviewed by a journalist from a Swedish gaming magazine, and then Lotta lectured some more. We have now entered the final stage of the gaming mom project, and have submitted papers and abstracts to three international conferences this summer: Nordic Digra in Tampere, Finland; The 32nd Nordic Conference of Ethnology and Folkloristics in Bergen, Norway, and Crossroads in Cultural Studies in Paris, France. The past two days we have worked almost around the clock to finish our article on qualitative methods. We have previously left town to work undisturbed, but decided this time to stay in Lund. We have been very productive and that makes us very happy