Games, Play, Interactions and Art with Purpose

The Conference will be hosted by Griffith University at The Edge on Brisbane’s cultural precinct, South Bank on Monday and Tuesday 26/27 September.

With the themes of Games, Play, Interactions and Art with Purpose, we have a packed program that brings together researchers, artists, practitioners, designers, writers, and developers of serious games from over 15 countries. The 22 presentations reflect traditional serious games in areas including: education and learning; health and well-being; accessibility; cultural heritage; and social impact, change and awareness. However they also reflect the experimental focus of serious games, pushing the boundaries of interaction, play, learning and experience. In particular, the interactive installations and games of the Showcase & Exhibition reveal the creative possibilities through Art with Purpose. 

Keynote and other invited presenters

Keynote presentations will be given by internationally-acclaimed Experimental Games Designer Tracy Fullerton, Director of the University of Southern California's Games Program and Chair of Interactive Media & Games Division, and Sara de Freitas, Pro Vice Chancellor and Professor of Teaching & Learning at Murdoch University, Australia and former Director of the UK's Serious Games Institute. In addition, invited talks are from Ben Schouten, Director of Playful Interaction Lab, Eindhoven University of Technology & Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands, and Jon Weinbren, Head of Games Design & Development at the National Film and Television School (NFTS), UK. Workshops are open to all participants including ‘creative writing and narrative for serious games’ by award-winning playwright, games and serious games writer, Caleb Lewis.

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