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Why Do We Play? Time to Think about That.


Contemporary Fantasy Literature

11.7, Passage 2, 14:00-15:00

Marc Atallah, Director of the Maison d'Ailleurs, will discuss the anthropological role of games through the lens of contemporary theories. He will also tackle the misunderstandings that have been casting a shadow on games since Antiquity. The conference will be followed by a public game of legendary arcade game SUPER SMASH BROS ULTIMATE. A unique, playful conference.


Marc Atallah, Director of LA MAISON D’AILLEURS, Associate professor and researcher, UNIL, CH