Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 24.05.2023, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Sebastian Möring and Ida Kathrine Hammeleff Jørgensen

Game scholar turned virtual pilot Sebastian Möring will take his guest Ida Kathrine Hammeleff Jørgensen to the skies in Microsoft Flight Simulator. Throughout their flight from Berlin to Copenhagen, the two researchers will discuss realism and abstraction, models, simulation and representation in games and game research. This Screen Walk will mark the first episode of Möring’s new series A Lift Home – Talking Game Research at 36.000 ft Above Sea Level.

In Screen Walks, a series of live-streamed explorations of digital spaces, selected artists and researchers investigate artistic strategies taking place online. The project gives an insight into practices using the screen as a medium. From re-contextualising pictures found on online marketplaces and uncovering data brokers’ invisible circulation of images to analysing in-game photography and the social, political and economic implications of games – Screen Walks examines various approaches, offers a behind-the-scenes look at artists’ work and uncovers new, current and forgotten digital spaces. Screen Walks is a collaboration between The Photographers’ Gallery in London and Fotomuseum Winterthur.

Ida Kathrine Hammeleff Jørgensen is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Southern Denmark. Her research interests revolve around games as media, realism and abstraction in games, representational conventions and the representation of gender in games. Ida holds a PhD in game studies from the IT University of Copenhagen where she developed a theory for analysing games as models building on intermedial theory.

Sebastian Möring is an assistant professor in European Media Studies (a joint study program of the University of Potsdam and the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam) and head coordinator of the DIGAREC (Digital Games Research Center of the University of Potsdam). His research focuses on the philosophy and aesthetics of computer games, in-game photography, green game studies and games in educational contexts.

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