FEBRUARY 15th, 2023
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Call for Papers 2023
This conference, hosted by Nagoya Zokei University, is organized in collaboration with the Ritsumeikan Center for Game Studies, the University of Alberta, the University of Delaware, Bath Spa University, Seijoh University, DiGRA Japan, and Liege Game Lab. This conference, the 11th collaboratively organized event, focuses broadly on Japanese game culture, education, and industry. It aims to bring together a wide range of researchers and creators from many different countries to present and exchange their work.
The main theme of the conference this year will be “Local Communities, Digital Communities and Video Games in Japan.” With the recent interest in the Metaverse and the continuing popularity of titles with strong social elements, digital games are seen more and more as social platforms in their own rights — virtual meeting spaces for digital communities. At the same time, from department store rooftop amusement parks and pachinko parlours, to living room and portable consoles, the history of gaming in Japan is inextricably tied with the changing social fabric of local communities.
Post-Pandemic World through Illustration
As you know Covid-19 has been a catalyst for lifestyle changes likely to persist even after the pandemic subsides. We are seeing changes in how we work, play, live, and learn. Our built environment will need to accommodate new routines. Some legacy spaces are already being repurposed, and design principles for new construction are being re-evaluated. The entrants to this competition vividly capture these changes in our cities in their illustrations.
After the initial screening of 98 entries in the first round of evaluation, we requested Jurors to select the top ten entries out of 68 that they find particularly effective and thought-provoking, both because of the graphics, composition, creativity, use of mixed media and ideas included in the accompanying text. Based on the jurors’ votes on the top 10 entries, we have arrived at the first cut of the top 20 illustration finalists. In this second round of evaluation, the jurors were invited to the virtual exhibition gallery to visit the top 20 illustration entries.
Read: Ali Shiri article on Information Matters
ChatGPT and Academic Integrity
Many universities, educational institutions, and researchers are in the process of rethinking and reimagining how assessments, exams, and tests can be made plagiarism-proof
One of the noteworthy and powerful features of ChatGPT is its ability to generate text that is difficult to distinguish from a human-generated text. This feature has the potential to provide numerous possibilities for generating automatic text, summaries, paragraphs, essays, articles, and other types of writing without human intervention.
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Know Thyself as a Virtual Reality exhibition
February 21 to March 18, 2023
Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Conference
March 10-12, 2023
People from all educational backgrounds are encouraged to register. No pre-requisite knowledge is required to enjoy the Conference, only curiosity and a willingness to learn!
Science and Engineering-ELITE Program-IBET PhD Fellowships
The Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta are pleased to announce a national call for new PhD candidates for four-year fellowships. Built into this novel initiative is a collaborative effort to create the Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology (IBET) Momentum Fellowship supported by the Indigenous | Black Students in Engineering and Technology (IBET) PhD Project, the Experiential Learning in Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (ELITE) Program for Black Youth, and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Alberta to provide financial support to Indigenous and Black scholars to pursue full-time PhD studies in any engineering discipline at the University of Alberta.
Recipients of the fellowship will receive a $30,000 stipend per year for four years, which includes funding for tuition and fees, plus $4,000 over four years to support attendance at technical conferences or workshops where they are encouraged to present their research work. Funding will be from the Faculty of Engineering or the Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta ($25,000 or $15,000 per year), the PhD program supervisor ($5,000 or $15,000 per year), and the ELITE Program for Black Youth ($4,000 total). PhD program supervisors will agree to provide a supplementary cash contribution of either $5,000 or $15,000 per year, as determined by the fellowship award amount received by the PhD candidate from the Faculty of Engineering or the Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta.
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