Thu Dec 17
|9:15||Welcome Malcolm Ryan|
|9:30||Keynote: Magy Seif El-Nasr|
|11:00||Session 1 Games and Stories – Chair: Malcolm Ryan
Discussion: Storytelling in games: going beyond the ‘epic’.
|13:30||Session 2 Game Technology – Chair: Chris Chesher
Keith Nesbitt, Ken Sutton, Joshua Wilson and Geoffrey Hookham
Jing Liu and Manolya Kavakli
Bram Pellens, Frederic Kleinermann and Olga De Troyer
Discussion: What does the future hold for game interfaces?
Fri Dec 18
|9:30||Keynote: Jane Turner|
|11:00||Session 3 Design Theory – Chair: Rowan Tulloch
Brigid Costello and Ernest Edmonds
|13:30||Session 4 Cultural Theory – Chair: Brigid Costello
|18:30||Conference Dinner at Crowne Plaza Coogee|
Sat Dec 19
|9:30||Keynote: Ulrike Spierling|
|11:00||Session 5 Applications – Chair: Malcolm Ryan
Debbie Richards and John Porte
younbo jung, Jing Li Koay, Janissa Ng, Gladys Wong and Kwan Min Lee
Jeff Sinclair, Philip Hingston and Martin Masek
Anthony Youssef and Steve Cossell
Discussion: What are the wider applications of ‘fun theory’?
|14:00||Forum: Chris Chesher – Fibreculture Forum
What’s behind the regulation of interactive entertainment?
The fibreculture forum will focus on the cultural and institutional processes driving government regulation of interactive entertainment platforms. From games classification to the proposed internet clean feed, changes in government policy, legislation and regulation have been driven by different actors, agendas and framings. What has been the role of key lobby groups, political parties, bureaucracies, industry groups and University players in forming digital media policy? How can those involved in interactive entertainment industries be most effectively involved in the achieving fair and balanced regulatory regimes?
Monday, Dec 21
There will be two tutorials held at the University of Technology, Sydney. Tutorials are independent of the IE2009 conference, but since they are presented by the invited speakers, they will be of interest to all IE2009 attendees.
Please see the Tutorials Page for details on how to apply to attend these tutorials.