News and Events from the Department
The Games & Society Lab Speaker Series: Marie Jarrell
The Games & Society Lab speaker series continues!
The series invites practitioners and researchers in and around game design to present their work, thoughts, and process. In this episode, Dr. Marie Jarrell talks about embodied identification, the connection you get from controlling a game character. Can playing games change the way we see ourselves? Can it change how we see the people around us?
In this episode of the Games & Society Lab Speaker Series, Dr. Marie Jarrell talks about embodied identification, the connection you get from controlling a game character. If we see game characters as an extension of ourselves, can this shift how we see ourself outside of the game? And can it change how we see others around us?
Marie Jarrell is a PhD graduate from the Human-Centered Computing Division of the School of Computing at Clemson University. They build video games to research their impact on human learning, perceptions, and real world biases. They have published, presented, and received numerous awards for their work illustrating the significant and varied impact video games can have on people’s lives and larger society.
The Games & Society Lab Speaker Series invites practitioners and researchers in and around game design to present their work, thoughts, and process. The goal of the series is to illuminate different perspectives and approaches to game design, and to inspire and excite the next generation of game designers.
A total of three episodes are planned for the spring, released over the next two months.
Event: Everything is the Self: Designing Character Ensembles for Player Catharsis
Join us for our first lecture in the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series, "Everything is the Self: Designing Character Ensembles for Player Catharsis" by award-winning game designer and depth psychologist Whitney "Strix" Beltrán!
- Date: Tuesday, July 13
- Time: 19.00-20.30pm Central European Summer Time (CEST)
- Online on Zoom
Announcing the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series
We are pleased to announce the Transformative Play Initiative Event Series at Uppsala University's Department of Game Design. Starting in July 2021, the series will feature monthly events, including lectures and roundtables, from prominent thinkers and practitioners interested in using role-playing games as vehicles for change. We will also hold Town Hall Meetings for group discussions and lightning talks from community members on topics pertaining to transformative play. These events will take place on Zoom and will be archived in YouTube for posterity.