News and Events from the Department
The Games & Society Lab Speaker Series: Cale Passmore
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, Cale Passmore talks about discrimination and representation in digital games and gives us a set of best practices they’ve developed.
In this episode, Cale Passmore talks about their research on how people cope with discrimination in digital games. They bust myths around representation and discrimination, talk about how statistical power is inseperable from social power, and gives us a set of best practices they’ve developed.
Cale Passmore is a researcher, mainly focusing on the role of digital technologies’ in promoting and inhibiting pluralistic models of identity, health, and play. They primarily publishes on identity, discrimination, and coping in digital games.
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.
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.