Programme DiGRA 22

Day 1, 26 November 2022

5:30 p.m. Keynote lecture 1: Dr Sami Ahmed Khan (University of Oslo), Yoga Firing Nuclear Gandhis: Videogames and Indian Science Fiction
  • 6:30 p.m to 6:50 p.m : Achintya Debnath (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta) ‘A Brief Theological History of Playing; A Case Study on Sakhya Rasa’
  • 6:50 to 7:10 p.m: Aishani Roy (Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta) Title ‘The World on the Other Side of the Mirror’:The Fictionality of kalpabigyan in Premendra Mitra’s Ghanada Stories’
  • 7:30 to 7:50 p.m: Daoud Md. Khan(Independent Scholar) and Sumaiya Naaz (Jamia Millia Islamia University) ‘Playing Your Own Science-Fictions: Study of Science-Fiction in Video Games from India’
  • 7:50 to 8:10 p.m: Subashish Bhattacharjee (Munshi Premchand College) and Arkabrata Chaudhury (CSSSC): ‘Esoteric (In)fusion: Oriental Cultural Appropriations in Cyberpunk 2077
  • 8:10 to 8:30 p.m: Anubhav Anand (Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla) ‘Philosophy and Video games: SOMA as an existential horror Sci-Fi’

Day 2: 27 November 2022

  • 5:50 – 6:10 pm Angshuman Dutta (Independent researcher) ‘A Cat Lost in the City of Darkness: Playing Stray and its Dystopic Future’
  • 6:10 – 6:30 pm Aparna Pathak (Jamia Millia Islamia University) Ethics of Future and Worldbuilding: Locating the Anthropocene in The Simpsons: Tapped Out
  • 6:30 – 6:50 pm Ayush Anand (English and Foreign Languages University) Title Disco Elysium: Creation of the New Self via Unearthing the Past.
7 pm: Keynote lecture 2: Dr Rilla Khaled (Concordia University) 'Speculative Play and Paratopian Design'

8 pm: Plenary session / adda: Videogames and SF in India [Dr Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay (University of Oslo), Professor Simi Malhotra (Jamia Millia Islamia University) and Souvik Kar (IIT Hyderabad) as moderator]