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The making of Nordic larp: Documenting a tradition of ephemeral co-creative play

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Yksityiskohdat

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoProceedings of DiGRA 2011 Conference: Think Design Play
TilaJulkaistu - 2011
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
Tapahtuma5th International Conference on Digital Research Association: Think Design Play, DiGRA 2011 - Utrecht, Alankomaat
Kesto: 14 syyskuuta 201117 syyskuuta 2011

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Digital Research Association: Think Design Play, DiGRA 2011
MaaAlankomaat
KaupunkiUtrecht
Ajanjakso14/09/1117/09/11

Tiivistelmä

Research and documentation of live action role-playing games, or larps, must tackle problems of ephemerality, subjectivity, first person audience and co-creation, as well as the underlying question of what larps are. In this paper these challenges are outlined and solutions to handling them are proposed. This is done through the prism of producing a picture-heavy art book on Nordic larp. The paper also discussed the problems of writing about game cultures as an insider and makes a case for addressing normative choices in game descriptions head on.