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Program revealed! Conference on leisure electronics in Lausanne, 2-3 May 2024

The Lausanne GameLab (UNIL-EPFL) and the Confoederatio Ludens project are delighted to announce that the program for the international symposium « Leisure electronics and the emergence of video games: Towards a genealogy of ludic practices and computing artifacts » is now available online!

During this conference, two plenary lectures and sixteen talks will focus on the early days of video gaming, the emergence of video game culture(s), and more broadly, the history of video games across various cultural and material contexts.

This 2-day conference will take place on 2-3 May 2024, in Lausanne (Amphimax 414). It will be broadcasted on Zoom, and discussions will also take place in a hybrid format thanks to a dedicated Discord server.

Registration for the conference is not required, and the Zoom and Discord links will be made available on the webpage 24 hours before the event:

The plenary lectures will be delivered by Alex Wade – « Genealogies of videogame production, consumption and distribution in the English Midlands » and Maria Garda – « Late but not least: lateness in video games history ». The abstracts are available here:

The complete program is available here:

The original call, which describes the topics of this conference, is available here:

See you soon!