Academic Esports Seminar 2024 Program

Grimstad, University of Agder, 21st – 24th May, 2024

Tuesday, 21st May 2024

10:00 – 12:00 (C2 020)
Doctoral Workshop
Seth Jenny (Slippery Rock University) and Tobias Scholz (University of Agder)

12:00 – 13:00 (Uglandsstua)

13:00 – 15:00 (C2 020)
Doctoral Workshop
Seth Jenny (Slippery Rock University) and Tobias Scholz (University of Agder)

13:00 – 15:00 (A3 0202)
Workshop on Sustainability in Esports (Research)

15:00 – 16:00 (A3 0202)
Insights into the German Collegiate Esports Scene and HS Mittweida Esports Team
Robin Pohl (HS Mittweida)

From 18:00
Pub Quiz with Morten Agnor (Cafe Galleri)
Food and Beverages are on your own provision

Wednesday, 22nd May 2024

8:00 – 9:00 (C2 042)

9:00 – 9:30 (C2 042)
Welcoming Remarks
Morgan Konnestad (University of Agder) and Rune Andersen (University of Agder)

9:30 – 10:30 (C2 042)
Esports Edge: Theory, Trends, and Tensions
The Game Dynamics of Life
Andreas Prinz (University of Agder)

The Overrepresentation of Cisgender Men in Esports Research
Sam Di Nicola (College of Esports), Carina de Assunção (Fallmouth University) and Laura Swettenham (Liverpool John Moores University)

10:30 – 11:00 (C2 042)

11:00 – 12:30 (C2 042)
Esports Evolution: Shaping Learning and Careers
Empowering Youth and Fostering Inclusion: The Role of Esports in Educational Innovation
Ole Martin Gjestad (KRED Norway) and Matt Knutson (University of North Dakota)

Esports and Academia: Preparing Students for the Future of Work
A.P. (Tony) Ammeter (University of Mississippi) and Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa (University of Texas at Austin)

Blending Brains and Brawn: Integrating Physical Activity into Esports Curriculum
Cameron Vanloo (Staffordshire University)

12:30 – 13:30 (Uglandsstua)

13:30 – 15:00 (C2 042)
Esports Explored: Media, Mindsets, and Mastery
Transforming Young Gamers: The Impact of Elite Esports Programs on Health, Motivation, and Learning Among High School Students in NorwayStian Overå (KORUS)

Esports Expertise: Cognitive Differences Between Novices and Experts
Fatma Adalet Şahin Kırık (Bursa Uludağ University)

Leveling Up the HR Manager’s Game: Transferable Competencies from Academic Esports
Carolin Uebach (University of Siegen)

15:00 – 15:30 (C2 042)

15:30 – 16:30 (C2 042)
Future of Interdisciplinary Esports Research
Veli-Matti Karhlahti (University of Jyväskylä)

From 18:00 (Bluebox)
Release the Kraken Event, Official Presentation of the University of Agder Kraken Team

Thursday, 23rd May 2024

8:30 – 9:00 (C2 042)

9:00 – 10:30 (C2 042)
Esports Academia: Building Bridges
Towards Mutualistic University-Industry relationships within the UK Esports sector
Joshua Wales-Ferguson (Staffordshire University)

Escape from the Classroom: Experiences with Digital Escape Games in Higher Education. Theory, Implementation and Outcomes
Rolf Kreyer (University of Marburg) and Lenka Garshol (University of Agder)

Fragmovies: A Cultural Contribution to Esports Mass Media
Espen Sjoberg (Kristiania University College)

10:30 – 11:00 (Uglandsstua)

11:00 – 12:30 (C2 042)
Esports Innovations: Accessibility, Learning, and Health
Modern Controls: An Autoethnographic Account of Motor Disability, Controllers, Control Schemes, Game Balance, and Accessibility in Street Fighter 6
Rory Summerley (London South Bank University)

The Effect of Differential Learning on the Aiming Skill Acquisition
Julian Schönauer (Aimacademy)

An Integrated Framework for Mass Gamer Participation in Healthy Gaming of Amateur Esports
Xiaobo Ke (City University of Hong Kong), Lucas Goebeler (University of Hamburg), Jan Recker (University of Hamburg) and Christian Wagner (City University of Hong Kong)

12:30 – 13:30 (Uglandsstua)

13:30 – 15:00 (C2 042)
Higher Education Esports Academic Programming around the World
Seth Jenny (Slippery Rock University)

Camera Mimetica: Towards the Aesthetics of Perspective, Camera, and Spectatorship in Esports
Benjamin Bays (University of Texas at Austin)

From 15:00
Guided City Walk Rune Andersen

From 18:00 (Uglandsstua, A3 020, A3 022)
Barbeque and Gaming Night (Board Games, Video Games and Arcade)

Friday, 24th May 2024

8:30 – 9:00 (C2 041)

9:00 – 10:30 (C2 041)
Esports Inclusion: Bridging Education, Work, and Culture
Games and Esports in Indigenous Educational Contexts
Line Reichelt Føreland (University of Agder)

The Integration of People with Disabilities into the World of Work: Challenges for Academic Human Resources Management Education and the Contributions of Academic Esports
Volker Stein (University of Siegen)

Academic Esports – Towards More Inclusive Esports Cultures
Maria Ruotsalainen (University of Jyväskylä)

10:30 – 11:00 (Uglandsstua)

11:00 – 12:30 (C2 041)
Esports Dynamics: Utilizing Synergies
Competitive Collegiate Esports in North and South America
Leandro Becka (Universidad Nacional de La Plata) and Seth Jenny (Slippery Rock University)

Talking about Esports – Discourses according to Esports (Funding) in Germany (online)
Jana Möglich (Kiel University of Applied Sciences)

Global Edutainment Market: A Comparative Analysis of Germany and Italy (online
Lidija T. Petrovic (Carolina University) and Lars Stegelmann (Visa Cash App RB Formula One)

12:30 – 13:30 (Uglandsstua)

13:30 – 15:00 (C2 041)
Esports in Agder: Opportunities for a Cluster
Cathrine Hopstock (Gard), Hilde Inntjore and Rune Andersen (University of Agder)

Making a Career in Esports in Norway
Einar Grannes (Apeks)

From 15:00 (C2 041)
Closing remarks
Folke Haugland (University of Agder)