And here is a third missing post:

Last summer July 2-6 we went to the Crossroads 2012 conference in Paris where we presented a paper titled  What’s the use of gaming? Mothers, computer games and everyday life. It was a huge conference with lots of parallel sessions and papers, from early morning to late evening. As at all conferences there were some really interesting things and some not so interesting.

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The opening was held at the UNESCO campus and Sarah Ahmed gave the first keynote. The sessions were then held at the Censier Campus, within walking distance from our hotel, which was next to Le Jardin du Luxembourg. Since it was really hot a walk in the park was a relief. The last plenary  of the first day was held in La Sorbonne followed by a reception. We got to see the Le Grand Amphitéathre which was indeed impressive.

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It turned out our friends Hanna Wirman and Olli Tapio Leino were also at the conference. They’re usually in Hongkong so it was great meeting them.

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“Mothers, Play, And Everyday Life: Ethnology meets Game Studies” is an article published in Ethnologia Scandinavica 2009, an English journal on Scandinavian ethnology. It can be downloades from our “Publikationer/Publications”-page.