Game Lecture Series - Future Gaming: Creative Interventions in Video Game Culture

Ruffino, Paolo (2018) Game Lecture Series - Future Gaming: Creative Interventions in Video Game Culture. In: Game Lecture Series - Future Gaming: Creative Interventions in Video Game Culture, 29th May 2018, Institute of Digital Games - University of Malta.

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29th May @18h00 at the Institute of Digital Games - University of Malta

Game Lectures are held approximately once a month at the IDG and are public, open, free events on weekday evenings which bring together academics, practitioners and enthusiasts with a common love for games of any type: digital, analog, urban, free-form, etc.

About the talk:

In this talk, Paolo will introduce his new monograph ‘Future Gaming: Creative Interventions in Video Game Culture’. The book outlines a ‘creative’ approach to game studies, an 'intuitive, timely, performative, ethical, anti-authoritarian, and anxious' way of reading and intervening within video game culture. The presentation will offer a critical reading of the excavation of Atari's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial burial site, GamerGate, the rise of gamification and self-tracking technologies, independent games, and the hacking of PlayStation Network. The talk will highlight some of the ways in which the past, present, and future of games are narrated by a small group of producers, journalists, and gamers, and how differently those same stories could be told.

Offering a series of stories that provide alternative narratives of digital gaming, he will aim to encourage all of us who study and play (with) games to raise ethical questions, both about our own role in shaping the objects of research, and about our involvement in the discourses we produce as gamers and scholars.

Keywords:Media Studies, Game Studies, Games Cultures
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film & Media > Lincoln School of Film & Media (Media)
ID Code:32308
Deposited On:20 Oct 2018 21:08

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