Talk on Digital Games Research

The Department of Languages and Literature are hosting a talk tomorrow entitled “It’s Dangerous to Go Alone! Take This: A Retrospective on Digital Game Studies.” The talk will be given by Associate Professor of Languages and Literature, Nate Garrelts on Thursday, October 8th from 11:00am till 11:50am in STR 129. Below is a description from Nate Garrelts of what will be discussed:

“Scholarship on digital games emerges much later than the games themselves. It wasn’t until the mid-1980s that games received attention from academics with much of this early work focusing on psychology and education. Amidst other studies on violence, sexuality, and addiction, the late 1990s saw the publication of what would become the most influential early works in the field: Murray’s Hamlet on the Holodeck (1997), Aarseth’s Cybertext (1997), and Frasca’s “Ludology Meets Narratology: Similitude and Differences Between (Video) Games and Narrative” (1999). It is in the context that I played and began studying digital games. This presentation will provide a short history of digital games and game studies, review some of my past scholarship, and end with an example of my current work that looks at how information security topics are presented differently in educational games and entertaining games.”

If this seems interesting to you, make sure to attend the event on Thursday, October 8th. If you have any questions please contact Robert von der Osten at vonderor@ferris.edu.

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