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Friday, August 28 • 11:00 - 11:00
Initiative "Remembering with Games": Digital Games as Contemporary Witnesses?

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Digital memory culture is absolutely necessary in times when fascists publicly demand a turnaround in the way history is viewed. The Digital Game Culture Foundation (Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur) has organized a three-day interdisciplinary pitch jam on this topic. The session first addresses the general question of how games can be used in a museum context, how they can replace missing or "dying out" contemporary witnesses and how they can involve visitors. It will then show what role games should play in the specific case of the Anne Frank Information Centre. In addition, the social relevance of remembrance culture is discussed, regardless of a concrete project reference or historical period.

Speakers
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Mona Brandt

Project Manager, Digital Game Culture Foundation
Mona Brandt studied Digital Media Culture with a focus on Game Studies at the Film Academy Potsdam-Babelsberg and is currently completing her Master in Game Development at the Cologne Game Lab. In 2016 she completed an internship at the foundation and has since then repeatedly worked... Read More →
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Sebastian Hollstein

Co-Founder and Game Director, Studio Fizbin
Sebastian Hollstein is co-founder of the game developer Studio Fizbin, as well as the game collectives "Saftladen" and "Kokolores". At Fizbin he designs games with relevance, attitude and frippery. As game director, concept developer, or consultant, he accompanies all projects of... Read More →
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Nathalie Jacobsen

Research Associate, NS-Documentation Centre Munich
Historian and Germanist. She has been working in the field of historical-political education and remembrance culture for 15 years. Research associate at the NS-Documentation Centre in Munich in the field of mediation.Additionally: Consultant KZ-Memorial Dachau, Max-Mannheimer-Studienzentrum... Read More →
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Dr. Eugen Pfister

Founding member, Working Group "Historical Studies and Digital Games"
Dott. Ric. Ph.D. Eugen Pfister is a historian and political scientist who researches the history of political communication in digital games. He heads the SNF research project "Horror-Game-Politics" (hgp.hypotheses.org) at the Bern University of the Arts and is a founding member... Read More →


Friday August 28, 2020 11:00 - 11:00 CEST
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