Just in time for the start of the new semester, a new series of Guest Lectures is coming up. Join us for the first date in the series on September 26 with Prof. Dr. Steffen P. Walz! Right before the lecture, we’d like to invite you to our “CGL Spirit Discussion” at 5.30 pm in the Aquarium.

In his talk “Game Design For Automobility: Past, Present & Future“, Steffen explores the co-evolution of games and mobility, and their cultural, societal and technological impact. With a special emphasis on automobility, and a rather personal twist, the talk examines the historical connection between mobility and play, how games have shaped mobility practices, and vice versa, as well as current intersections of games and mobility, e.g. in-car gaming, and associated design learnings. It also envisions a future where this co-evolution increasingly brings forth convergences of mobility-in-games, and games-in-mobility, as well as of human and machine autonomy. Last, but not least, the talk contextualizes this with the pressing challenge of sustainability.

After the lecture, you are very welcome to stay around for a drink and have a chat with the speaker, professors and students.

If you wish to attend online, here’s the link:

Zoom Meeting
Time: Sep 26, 2023 06:00 PM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna
Meeting ID: 622 1285 7441
Passcode: 951987

Dr. Steffen P. Walz is Principal, Innovation & Cooperation, at CARIAD, a Volkswagen Group company. From within the Intelligent Cockpit & Body unit, he works with other VWAG brands such as Porsche, Audi and VW, as well as with external partners, on the near- and longer,-term future of the in-car experience, in particular addressing Gaming, Health and Wellbeing as well as up-and-coming domains. For more than twenty years, Steffen has been working on wide range of games, serious games and game-related technologies, for brands, organizations and with his own companies.


Upcoming Guest Lectures

September 26 | 6.00 pm
Steffen P. Walz (CARIAD – a Volkswagen Group company)
Game Design For Automobility: Past, Present & Future
Hybrid Event: CGL | 2nd floor | Aquarium & online

October 10 | 5.30 pm
Annakaisa Kultima & Solip Park (Aalto University)
Game Now! Initiative
Hybrid Event: CGL | 2nd floor | Aquarium & online

October 24 | 5.30 pm
Carmen Schneidereit (Activision Blizzard)
Hybrid Event: CGL | 2nd floor | Aquarium & online

November 7 | 5.30 pm
Pawel Sasko (CD Project Red)
Title tba
Hybrid Event: CGL | 2nd floor | Aquarium & online

more dates will follow soon