David Kempf

KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Am Marktplatz 2

85072 Eichstätt

David Kempf studied Philosophy and Sociology at Universität Witten/Herdecke, Freie Universität Berlin and Goldsmiths College, London. He held a scholarship by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. At GRK ‘Practicing Place’ he is preparing his dissertation under the working title Simulation as a Game. In this work he seeks to explore the mutual influences of scientific simulation, quantification, and play, focusing on the example of the videogame ‘Football Manager’. The research builds on sociological practice theory and understands the videogame as a virtual place that organizes and holds together the various practices being involved.