Friday, November 20, 2015

: Call for Papers for Inaugural Issue

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The Journal of the Philosophy of Games (JPG) welcomes papers for the inaugural issue. JPG is an open-access publication hosted by the University of Oslo, Norway.
JPG aims to explore philosophical issues raised by the study of games, with a particular emphasis on computer games. We invite contributions both from traditional philosophers and from scholars in other diciplines.
Articles are subject to double blind review and evaluated on the basis of originality, philosophical argumentation and mastery of relevant literature.
The journal does not accept submissions that are under consideration for other publications.
Examples of issues for which we invite submissions are definitions of key concepts in the study of games, the ontological status of objects and events in games, the nature and role of mental attitudes central to game play, rules, the player-avatar relationship, the moral evaluation of in-game actions or the societal role of games.
Contributions should make use of specific examples of games and not merely invoke them in general terms.
We welcome book reviews. Please contact the editorial board to ascertain that a review would fit the editorial profile.
The submissions should be no longer than 7000 words and adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style, Sixteenth Edition.  Articles are submitted electronically on the journal website. Please refer to the author guidelines. The final deadline for the inaugural issue is March 1, 2016.
A separate call will be issued in 2016 for a special issue about the theme "Meaning and Computer Games" (Editor Sebastian Möring).

Editorial board
C. Thi Nguyen, Utah Valley University, United States
Johnny Hartz Søraker, Department of Philosophy, University of Twente, Netherlands
Anita Leirfall, University of Bergen, Norway
Prof. Dr. Stephan Günzel, BTK - University of Art and Design, Germany
Patrick John Coppock, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Rune Klevjer, University of Bergen, Norway
Olli Leino, City University Hong Kong, Hong Kong
John Richard Sageng, University of Oslo, Norway (Editor-in-Chief)

Advisory board
Olav Asheim, University of Oslo, Norway
Kendall Walton, University of Michigan; Stanford University, United States
Grant Tavinor, Lincoln University, New Zealand
Ian Bogost, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Espen Aarseth, IT-University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Luciano Floridi, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Graeme Kirkpatrick, University of Skovde, Sweden
Don Ihde, Stony Brook University, United States
Thomas Hurka, University of Toronto, Canada
Eric Olson, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
David Myers, Loyola University, United States
Jesper Juul, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark
Dominic Lopes, University of British Columbia, Canada

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Friday, April 10, 2015



Call for papers for the 2015 edition of The Philosophy of Computer Games International Conference

The conference will be held 14-17 October in Berlin. 

The theme of the conference is “Meaning and Computer Games”. 

There is is also an option to submit papers for an “open” category. 

The deadline for abstracts is 1 July.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Just out from Bompiani | Appena uscita con Bompiani









































Link to Bompiani - Collegamento a Bompiani

IL TRAUMA, LO SPAZIO, LA STORIA
Paesaggi della memoria Il trauma, lo spazio, la storia Da Auschwitz in poi sempre più spesso oggi si incontrano, in ogni parte del mondo, luoghi di memoria molto particolari che derivano dalla trasformazione in forma museale di prigioni, campi di concentramento e sterminio, spazi dove si sono consumati orrori e violenze di massa. Cosa fare di questi luoghi che in modo così pregnante ci ricordano il male che lì si è consumato? Mantenerli identici, bloccando l’inevitabile scorrere del tempo o trasformarli, riadattandoli a nuove esigenze, più rivolte al futuro che alla conservazione del passato? Come tramandare la memoria di un passato traumatico senza stravolgerlo? Come ridare un senso vivo a ciò che ricorda la morte? Interrogativi complessi che investono questioni di ordine molto generale sul rapporto fra trauma, memoria, testimonianza. Analizzando con strumenti semiotici alcuni siti del trauma in varie regioni del mondo, dalla Cambogia all’America Latina, dalla Cina all’Italia, questo lavoro mostra come gli spazi che a prima vista ci appaiono come la traccia indicale del passato siano in realtà veri e propri mediatori e produttori di memoria e contribuiscano a costruire il passato che sembrano restituirci senza mediazioni. Osservatori privilegiati per leggere molto altro: rapporti di potere, logiche di controllo sociale, strategie identitarie, ma anche tensioni e contrasti fra memorie individuali e forme collettive di commemorazione, mettendo in discussione ogni nozione ontologica e universalizzante del trauma. Non solo luoghi che conservano la memoria del passato, i siti del trauma si rivelano centrali nel costruire le forme del futuro a venire.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Aiguilles Vert, Chamonix in fine early spring weather



Aiguilles Vert, Chamonix in fine early spring weather, originally uploaded by Patrick Coppock

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Chorzu Market, Tashkent, Uzbekistan



Chorzu Market, originally uploaded by Patrick Coppock.
Spices on display at the Tashkent Chorzu Market

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Samarkand, Uzbekistan


Samarkand, Uzbekistan, originally uploaded by Patrick Coppock.

Quiet pool in the courtyard of a medrassa at Samarkand

A street at Khiva, Uzbekistan


Khiva, originally uploaded by Patrick Coppock.

Inner section of a mosque in Bukhara, Uzbekistan


Untitled, originally uploaded by Patrick Coppock.

Khiva, Uzbekistan: a section of the old city bastions


Khiva, originally uploaded by Patrick Coppock.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Les Drus in the early morning mist

Les Drus in early evening light

Mont Blanc summit, from Mont Arbois, between St. Gervais & Megève

Closeup of Mont Blanc summit, from Mont Arbois, between St. Gervais & Megève

Friday, March 02, 2012

Bologna under the snow, February 2012

Looks like a friendly (or not) polar bear looking through our yard door, in fact it's just our car under 45cm of snow :~}

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Best wishes, Tanti auguri, Beste ønsker ...




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to you all for a very pleasant and peaceful Christmas and New Year 2011-12!
a tutti/e voi per un piacevole e pacifico Natale e Nuovo Anno 2011-12!
til dere alle sammen for en hyggelig og fredelig Jul- og Nyttår 2011-12!

Patrick & Patrizia, Bologna, Italia

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter!, Buona Pasqua!, God Påske!


GB: A very pleasant Easter to one and all from us both! Patrick & Patrizia!
IT: Auguri per una piacevole pasqua a tutti/e da Patrick e Patrizia!
NO: Beste ønsker til alle sammen for en riktig trivelig påske fra Patrick og Patrizia!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Best wishes, Tanti auguri, Beste ønsker ...






























Windspin off Le Drus, Chamonix, originally uploaded to Flickr by Patrick Coppock.


- to you all for a pleasant and peaceful Christmas and New Year 2010
- a tutti/e voi per un piacevole e pacifico Natale e Nuovo Anno 2010!
- til dere alle sammen for en hyggelig og fredelig Jul- og Nyttår 2010!
Patrick & Patrizia

Winter sunset from top of Via del Genio, Bologna


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Down by that Ol' Mill Stream


Mountain view from Rekkedal Gjestehus


Freshly sprung mountain pasture near Volda


Inland mountain ranges above Volda


Monday, July 26, 2010

Forest floor and flowers near Volda, Norway





























Forest floor and flowers, originally uploaded by Patrick Coppock.
Late Spring/ early Summer scene near Volda, Norway, taken during my visit for the Game
Design and Research at the Høgskolen i Volda, 3-4 June 2010

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Best wishes, Tanti auguri, Beste ønsker ...





























to you all for a pleasant and peaceful Christmas and New Year 2010!
a tutti/e voi per un piacevole e pacifico Natale e Nuovo Anno 2010!
til dere alle sammen for en hyggelig og fredelig Jul- og Nyttår 2010!

Patrick & Patrizia

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Patmos 2009: Chora





























The Chora complex seen from below

Patmos 2009: Livadi Geranous





























In the welcome shade of the tamarinds at Livadi Geranous Beach

Patmos 2009: Chora Monastery





























A small detail from the roof of the Chora Monastery

Patmos 2009: Skala Port





























The main Patmos port at Skala, seen from the entrance to the Chora Monastery

Patmos 2009: Petra Bay





























Petra Bay, near Gricos, more windy, perhaps, but very picturesque ...

Patmos 2009:Gricos Bay





























Gricos Bay, Patmos - a pleasant, protected beach for swimming

Patmos 2009: Lampi Beach





























The peaceful coloured stone beach at Lampi in the far north of Patmos

Chamonix 2009: The Grandes Jourasses


























Magnificent view towards the Grandes Jourasses from La Flégère

Chamonix 2009: Mont Blanc from Col de Miage





























An unusual angle on Mont Blanc, when viewed from Col de Miage

Chamonix 2009: The valley of Le Balme





























A view while walking back down the fair and fertile valley from Le Balme

Chamonix 2009: Summer rainbow





























A surprise summer afternoon rainbow over the floor of the Chamonix Valley

Chamonix 2009: Another aspect of Les Drus





























Another aspect of the ever-changing face of Les Drus

Chamonix 2009: Aiguilles Vertes in the evening sun





























An Ephemeral view of the Aiguille Vertes shrouded in evening clouds

Chamonix 2009: Les Drus in the evening sun


























Atmospheric view of Les Drus in the evening sun

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Panormitis Monastery, Symi, Greece

























The Panormitis Monastery by a blue lagoon at the south end of the island is worth a visit.