ISAGA 2023: Simulation and gaming for social and environmental transitions
4 juillet - 8 h 00 min - 7 juillet - 17 h 00 min
Conférence de 4 jours à la Rochelle (en anglais)
The 54th international conference on Simulation and Gaming emphasises
“Simulation and Gaming for social and environmental transitions”.
Along with this theme, we welcome all types of contributions related to simulation and gaming.
The Call for papers is open. Check the submission page for more details.
Global changes related to climate, health, socio-economics, biodiversity, demographics, etc., are leading society to change its organization, its regulation, its actions, and its definition of its relationship with the earth system. These transitions call for cultural changes, which requires education, among other things. But they are also a source of inequality, tensions, conflicts, and oppositions between interest groups, and in this respect, it calls for debate, negotiation, and empathy. Sustainability requires the collective ability and willingness to plan for the future. Transitions also require individuals to know how to adapt, to find the capacities to change. Finally, transitions require redefining a common purpose, a different worldview that gives meaning to our actions, and knowing where we are. Gaming/simulation is a powerful mean to produce spaces of exchange and of multilogue communication around complex issues involving humans and their environment. Gaming/simulation is also a powerful tool to represent, model and simulate dynamics and interactions of different domains, ranging from ecological, biological, physical processes (often convey through the gameboard and its tokens), to social processes such as exchange, trust, power, regulation, innovation (often convey through players interactions)
The ways of applying gaming methodologies to accompany these changes are multiple and reflect the diversity of practices of the simulation and gaming community. This 54th edition of ISAGA conference aims to show the diversity of gaming/simulation practices for these transitions.
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