The Changing Same: Blackness, Representation, and Video Games

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 1:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

A discussion of the promise and peril of POC video game character voice acting, focusing primarily on the connections of Black male anger and Black fatherhood in God of War through the voice work of TC Carson and Christopher Judge, contextualized against the audio Brownface of two voice POC women characters in Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves.

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About the Speaker:

Dr. Brock is an associate professor at George State University that has expertise on racial representation in video games. His research focuses on the representations of black women and weblogs, whiteness, blackness, and digital technoculture. He is also well-known for his recent work on Black Twitter and has challenged social science and communication research to confront the ways in which the field has preserved a colour-blind perspective. His book “Distributed Blackness: African American Cybercultures” highlights issues of race and ethnicity from contemporary digital culture, and discusses how blackness gets worked out in various technological domains. By creating important discourse on black relationships alongside technology, Dr. Brock brings about a sense of community in being black online in today’s age of social media and technology.