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Posts by Mia
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“Playing the Creative Game: Designing Creativity and Epistemology into Playful Platforms from Video Games to YouTube”
Hector Postigo, Temple University
Tuesday, April 1, 1:00-2:30 pm
EV 6.735
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Hector Postigo is associate professor of Media Studies and Production at Temple University’s School of Media and Communication in Philadelphia.  Dr. Postigo holds a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he worked with the Product Design and Innovation Program.  He has held positions …

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“The body of a gamer”
Tom Apperley, University of New South Wales, Australia
Friday, March 14, 1:00-2:30pp
EV 11.705
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Tom Apperley is an ethnographer that specializes in researching digital games, digital literacies and pedagogies, and social inclusion. He is the co-editor of the open-access peer-reviewed journal, Digital Culture & Education, his open-access print-on-demand book Gaming Rhythms: Play and Counterplay from the Situated to the Global, was published by The Institute of Network Cultures in 2010. …

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“On further reflection: From serious games to reflective game design”
Rilla Khaled, University of Malta
Tuesday, March 11, 1:00-2:30pm
EV 6.735
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Rilla Khaled is an associate professor at the Institute of Digital Games at the University of Malta and has a PhD in Computer Science from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Her research focuses on how to design more effective and meaningful serious and persuasive games, the interactions between games, gamification, and culture, …

Broken Age and Moral Dilemmas in Games

For a while now I’ve been interested in games that include ethical dilemmas or moral choices for players to explore. I’ve written about my own play experiences, taught classes on the topic, and have started a research project exploring how a variety of players think about game choices. The research started informally at first with students doing class assignments, but then Carolyn Jong and I conducted in-depth interviews with players a couple of years ago, …

Travel funding for graduate students at Concordia: A lunch conversation

I’d like to invite interested graduate students to participate in an event this Friday, September 27, 12:15-1:15pm at the mLab. Irene Serrano Vazquez, a doctoral student in Communication Studies, will lead a discussion on how to successfully obtain funding for all of your conference travel needs. If you don’t know her, Irene is the most able person I know in finding funding to attend national as well as international conferences.
Lunch will be provided, although space …

Mia’s game studies classes for 2013-2014

I know it feels way too early to talk about such things, but thought I’d pass along information about the classes I’ll be teaching in the next academic year. The fall course is PhD level and the winter course is MA/PhD, but I’m always open to exceptions if you are really motivated. These are both new courses, so I don’t (yet) have syllabi to share, but please ask closer to the end of summer and …