Maaike Lauwaert

Toys, Games and Playing as a Window on Society and Culture

Tagung "Das Spiel mit dem Medium"

Maaike Lauwaert [link 01]

Maaike Lauwaert



Toys, games and playing can be considered a window on the society and culture of which they form a part. How toys and the games we play change and evolve is influenced by and influences how we think about toys, games, and playing, the ideas surrounding why we play, how and what we should play and the function of playing. But toys, games and playing are not only influenced by the cultural value attached to them and the ideas surrounding them, historical forces such as urbanization, industrialization, commercialization, and globalization also shape them. To what extend influence computer games our culture today? The playful way in which numerous artists use computer games is a clear sign that indeed toys, games and playing influence, mirror, and shape the society and culture while at the same time they are shaped by that culture and society.

KünstlerInnen / AutorInnen

  • Maaike Lauwaert, Digital Games Research Group Maastricht, Netherlands


  • 30. September 2004-2. Oktober 2004


Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HBK), Braunschweig, Institut für Medienforschung (IMF)


HBK Braunschweig, Deutschland


Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaften, Hamburg

Eingabe des Beitrags

, 07.12.2004


  • Konferenz


  • Themen:
    • Spiele
  • › Das Spiel mit dem Medium [link 02]

» http://rzlpws50.hbk-… [link 03]

  • › Video documentation of the Lecture [RealMedia] [link 04]
  • › Video documentation of the Lecture [Windows Media] [link 05]