[artinfo] UOC-LABoral online seminar

Monica Bello Bugallo monica at laboralcentrodearte.org
Mon Nov 9 23:33:55 CET 2009

UOC-LABoral online seminar:

"Digital Culture and Entertainment: New Games and 
Players in Creative Industries"

from November 18th to December 16th 2009

LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón, Spain


LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial and 
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) are 
organising a seminar "Digital Culture and 
Entertainment: New Games and Players in Creative 
Industries" whose mandate is to interrelate 
digital art and cultural practices with the 
general context of digital entertainment, while 
also providing an overview of the most 
significant and innovative intersections of 
gaming culture, new media and technology, with a 
particular emphasis on digital leisure. The 
seminar is a new addition to the activities of 
Mediateca Expandida, opened this October at 
LABoral. The idea is to explore the exhibition 
and research of audiovisual projects which will 
then be added to the holdings of the art centre's 

This seminar is a follow-up to the "Innovation in 
Digital Art and Culture" seminar held as part of 
the summer courses last July. Its mission is to 
study gaming culture's impact on society. That 
is, the aesthetics, dynamics and logics of 
videogames, as well as how they relate with other 
forms of digital entertainment and cultural 
expressions, including art, cinema, television 
and music, that are adopting new models in the 
relationship between the emitter and the receiver 
of the media-driven message. In the entertainment 
society, we are all players and inhabit, create 
and define the various levels of a massive 
multiplayer environment.

The "Digital Culture and Entertainment" course 
will take place off-site, in the virtual campus, 
from November 18th to December 16th with the 
participation of renowned international experts 
such as Jose Luis de Vicente, Daphne Dragona, 
Domenico Quaranta, Raquel Renno, Pau Waelder. The 
seminars program are coordinated by Rosina 
Gómez-Baeza and Pau Alsina.

The course will have a duration of 25 hours. On 
completion, participants will obtain 1 ECTS 
credit. Full information is available at:

Enrolment in the course is open until November 16th, and may be formalised at:

More information:

LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
Los Prados, 121
33394 Gijón (Asturias) Spain
Tel: +34 985 185 577
Fax: +34 985 337 355
info at laboralcentrodearte.org

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