On October 24, 2023, the Centro Cultural e de Investigação do Funchal (CCIF) was abuzz with creativity and innovation as eGames Lab researchers came together for the first instalment of their monthly event, “Level Up Tuesdays.”
Level Up Tuesdays are internal capacity-building events designed to showcase ongoing work, promote collaboration, and refine presentation and communication skills within the eGames Lab community. This initiative is essential for keeping the lab at the forefront of interactive technologies and eGaming research. The event provided a platform for researchers to connect with peers, gain insights from faculty and postdocs, and ultimately advance the goals of the eGames Lab project. Twenty-three presenters shared with the audience their contribution to the eGames Lab project in a room full of students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty and companies representatives.
An Ongoing Endeavor
The Level Up Tuesdays serves as a forum for researchers to present their ongoing work within the eGames Lab project, specifically focused on work packages WP1 to WP3. These work packages encompass a wide array of topics, demonstrating the breadth of research interests within the lab. These include transformational games aimed at improving physical and mental health, promoting sustainability, enhancing financial literacy, and preserving cultural heritage. Additionally, the event featured discussions on advanced interaction techniques for games, covering areas such as generative environments, brain-computer interfaces, large language models and virtual and augmented reality.
The eGames Lab community is not only dedicated to advancing interactive technologies in gaming but also to addressing real-world issues through their research. By working on transformational games and advanced interaction techniques, eGames Lab researchers seek to make a meaningful impact in various domains, from healthcare to education to cultural preservation.
Level Up Tuesdays will be held on the last Tuesday of every month at CCIF and you may also attend and pitch-in online!