ECGBL Keynote Speaker Outlines

Keynote Outlines

The following are outlines for the Keynote Speeches which will take place at ECGBL 2017.

The serious business of leisure, and the leisure of serious business: the changing discourses of video games

Carlo Perrotta and Dr. Mata Haggis

In their ECGBL Keynote presentation Carlo and Mata will talk about the importance to begin to open up new areas of public value for the games industry as a whole, beyond sectorial distinctions between ‘leisure’ and ‘serious’ games. The session will touch upon a wide range of important and topical issues ranging from ethics and social responsibility in game development, to alternative ways to frame the role of games in society. Carlo and Mata will bring into the talk their experiences working on Gaming Horizons (, an EU-funded project that examines critically the R&D agenda around gaming, gamification and game-based learning.


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