Please join us Tuesday, November 13 to hear Jason Hawreliak give a talk about semiotics in videogames and teaching in a dedicated game studies program. Jason is a co-founder of First Person Scholar and Assistant Professor of Game Studies at Brock University. He recently published his new book "Multimodal Semiotics and Rhetoric in Videogames".
This event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be provided.
Videogames rely on complex signification systems to communicate information to players, including image, sound, text, haptic feedback, and procedurality. This complexity poses challenges for both theorists and developers. Drawing on a diverse range of game genres, the first half of this talk outlines an analytical framework for tackling the problem of complexity in videogames by way of multimodal semiotics. The second half of the talk looks at some of the challenges and opportunities that come with teaching in a dedicated games program.