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Everyday Play

Start and end dates:  Thu, 08/01/2013 (All day) - Mon, 09/30/2013 (All day) Contributed Pieces: 
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GSU Film 4810: Media and Popular Culture Syllabus

Media and Popular Culture
Film 4810, Spring 2011
Mondays & Wednesdays 1:30-2:45, Aderhold 303
Office: 738 One Park Place South
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Games, Learning, and Society 5.0 Talk: Analyzing Race in Games

Last week I attended the Games, Learning, and Society conference.  I also presented a talk there on a panel entitled “Representations of Self and Other in Games” which was a pleasure because it was one of the few explicitly political panels at the conference. Given the educational focus of the conference and the large attendance by designers and educators, much of the dialogue was about how to design educational games and the consequences of learning in gamespace. ... read more »

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Jenova Chen “Art, Entertainment, and Video Games”

Jenova Chen, creative director of thatgamecompany graciously accepted my invite to give a talk at the University of California, Riverside for a research group I am a part of this week. Our research this year has focused on play with a particular interest in historicizing and expanding play beyond the boundaries of the common conceptualization of the digital game. Jenova was a perfect capstone to the year as his work in expanding the emotional spectrum of games is part of this project. ... read more »

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Erik Loyer’s Stories as Instruments pt. 1 or Why Isn’t Bigger Always ...

Crossposted on Gameology.

Read part 2 here.

Interactive media artist Erik Loyer, perhaps most well known to academics as Creative Director of Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology visited the University of California, Riverside earlier this week to give a talk titled “Stories as Instruments.” ... read more »

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Naked Game

Here is a game that could be considered an extension of Alexander Galloway’s countergaming project. It allows complete visibility and modification of the code of the game.