ForePlay: conference

let’s talk about erotica in games
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27.09 FRI 12.00 KMO: sala 211 FREE ENTRY

The exhibition of erotica, sensuality, sex and love in video games will be accompanied by two additional events. The first one will be the ForePlay conference, where we will listen and talk about the various dimensions, aspects and flaws of interactive intimacy. The second: a tour of the exhibition, during which its curator, Jacek Wandzel, will try not to blush while explaining what all of this is about.

Programme:

12.00 – 13.00
registration

13.00 – 13.30
interlude

13.30 – 13.40
opening of the conference

13.40 – 14.10
Aleksandra Żyłkowska (keyspeaker, SWPS University)
“Sexualization – what do the media say about sexuality?”

14.10 – 14.25
discussion

14.25 – 14.40
Grzegorz Zyzik (Opole Univeristy)
“The naked truth about games. The phenomenon of nude patch”

14.40 – 14.55
Anna Bednarek, Anna Nowak (Łódź University)
“I would’ve given a stud like you a free sample – stigmatization and devaluation of sex work in video games”

14.55 – 15.10
discussion

15.10 – 15.40
interlude

15.40 – 16.10
Iwona Anna Wiśniewska (keyspeaker, SWPS University)
“Sexual disorders caused by idealized media coverage. An unreal picture of sex and ‘being a real man’. Masculinity crisis”

16.10 – 16.25
discussion

16.25 – 16.40
Eliza Kanty, Izabela Rozmund (Rzeszów University)
“Interactive intimacy – the paradox of sexuality in The Sims series and its impact on the young generation”

16.40 – 16.55
Szymon Arczyński (Jagiellonian University)
“Dialectic of love in Catherine as a reflection of contemporary problems in romantic relationships”

16.55 – 17.10
discussion

17.10 – 17.40
interlude

17.40 – 18.10
Agnieszka Kliś-Brodowska (Silesian University)
“Video games, fairy tales and non-erotic erotica: Child of Light, Ubisoft Montreal (2014)”

18.10 – 18.25
discussion

18.25 – 18.40
Piotr Szczepaniak (M. Kopernik University in Toruń)
“Erotica in video games and the law”

18.40 – 18.55
discussion

18.55 – 19.00
closing of the conference

Trigger warning! Work or event contains content that may be distressing to some people.