Nordic Larp: Grassroots Expression and Playful Art
Markus Montola, School of Information Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland.
Monday April 4, 2011
Isenberg School of Management Room 137
Montola will discuss the unique Scandinavian live action role playing (larp) culture that has blossomed over the last decade. Players Immerse themselves in transmedia narratives that take place anywhere from insane asylums to medieval villages with animatronic dragons, from starships made from submarines to Strindberg productions. He will also distinguish the pervasive larp medium from theater, psychodrama and experimental art, providing illustrative examples of this grassroots form of expression.
Speed Gaming Evening, Saturday April 7, 2011
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm