Conference: Video Games and Virtual Ethics – July 21-22, 2017

This conference should certainly be of interest to many game philosophers. It is held July 21-22, 2017 at the Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London.  Unfortunately, the submission deadline has passed.

From the conference description:

“Is it morally wrong to play violent video games? Academics across numerous disciplines have taken an interest in these issues. Excellent work can be found in philosophy, psychology, media studies, sociology, and literary studies. However academics within these disciplines often do not talk to each other about their shared interest in games. With this conference, our aim is to promote cross-disciplinary dialogue on these issues.”

Invited speakers:

Christopher Bartel (Philosophy, Appalachian State University)
Morgan Luck (Philosophy, Charles Sturt University)
Esther MacCallum-Stewart (Games Research, Staffordshire University)
Stephanie Patridge (Philosophy, Otterbein University)
Miguel Sicart (Game Studies, IT, University of Copenhagen)
Garry Young (Philosophy and Psychology, Nottingham Trent University).

The conference is announced at the webpages of The Open University, and has support from the British Society of Aesthetics and the Institute of Philosophy and the Institute of Philosophy.