We invite submissions for the half-day workshop "Locating the Child in Digital Games Research," to be held as part of the DiGRA 2017 Conference in Melbourne, on morning of July 3, 2017.
The vast majority of children, including the very young, engage in some kind of digitally mediated play on a regular basis. Of course, "play" and "childhood" are deeply entwined concepts with play deemed necessary and natural for children in contemporary western societies. However, "child’s play" remains marginal in game studies literature.
The overarching aims of this workshop are: