Arts and Society, Experimental Game Cultures
2023W, Vorlesung und Übungen (VU), 2.0 ECTS, 1.0 semester hours, course number S04434
Innovations in Tabletop Gaming
In this course, we will investigate the current "renaissance of tabletop gaming" by looking at boardgames and role-playing games. We will look at different types of games, investigate new genres (e.g. narrative role-playing games), new ways of playing (e.g. cooperative) as well as cross-overs between video games and tabletop games. We will also look at the place of modern tabletop games in contemporary art and culture and the ways they create meaning (e.g. in the form of political and activist games).
To get a better understanding of how those games work, we will play selected examples, discuss and analyse them and also tinker with modifying their mechanics.
Modify a game and explain your modifications in a short written essay.
lecture, discussion, interactive art, design, media art
16 October 2023, 10:00–12:00 Seminar Room 34
23 October 2023, 10:00–12:00 Seminar Room 34
13 November 2023, 10:00–12:00 Seminar Room 34
27 November 2023, 10:00–12:00 Seminar Room 34
11 December 2023, 10:00–12:00 Seminar Room 34
08 January 2024, 10:00–12:00 Seminar Room 34
22 January 2024, 10:00–12:00 Seminar Room 34
From 24 July 2023, 11:12 to 17 October 2023, 11:12
Via online registration
Experimental Game Cultures (Master): Free Electives: Free Electives 536/080.80
Attending individual courses: possible