‘How Do We Stop Reinventing the Wheel?’ Diversity Work in Game Studies

A talk by DiGRA Diversity Officers, past and present, Dr Cody Mejeur and Dr Mahli-Ann Butt Saturday 18 September 5:30 p.m IST Link: http://meet.google.com/dfd-whjq-tpo ABSTRACTFeaturing DiGRA Diversity Officers past and present, Mahli-Ann Butt and Cody Mejeur (respectively), this talk explores the challenges of diversity work in game studies, including insights, best practices, and emerging trendsContinue reading “‘How Do We Stop Reinventing the Wheel?’ Diversity Work in Game Studies”

DiGRA India Conference 2021 – Call for Papers

Games, Culture(s) and India: Dispatches from a Playful Subcontinent The DiGRA India 2021 conference welcomes papers about games and cultures focusing on but not restricted to India and the Indian Subcontinent. While we are interested in digital games in the main, we will also consider submissions on other games, relating to but again not restrictedContinue reading “DiGRA India Conference 2021 – Call for Papers”

Fashioning Game Cultures: The Gendered Dynamics of Looking and Feeling Like a Gamer – Tom Apperley

This exploratory talk will consider the role that fashion, and fashion photography has in including women in gaming cultures. This inclusion has often framed women in game cultures as objects to be looked at, yet fashion and clothes also provides people with intimate ways of expressing their sense of connection to, and feeling of belongingContinue reading “Fashioning Game Cultures: The Gendered Dynamics of Looking and Feeling Like a Gamer – Tom Apperley”

Learning through Pivotal Play – Talk by Premeet Sidhu

Meaningful moments in games can impact how people navigate, reflect on, and make sense of their real lives and worlds. However, current definitions limit meaningful play to actions and outcomes taking place within the game space. In this talk I propose and discuss an adjacent definition of pivotal play—appealing, memorable, and transformative play experiences thatContinue reading “Learning through Pivotal Play – Talk by Premeet Sidhu”