News archive - 2018

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Emma Vossen at ReFiG 2018

Emma Vossen, alum of the Games Institute and former Editor in Chief of First Person Scholar, ran the Refiguring Innovation in Games (ReFiG) conference in Vancouver on October 25, 26, and 27, 2018. Vossen also presented a talk about teaching games related classes.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Lennart Nacke on the "Keeping the Human in Artificial Intelligence" panel

Lennart Nacke, faculty member of the Games Institute and director of the HCI Games Group, spoke on a panel, entitled "Keeping the Human in Artificial Intelligence", on December 3 at the Kitchener Public Library.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Mark Hancock receives the 10-Year Impact Award at ISS

Mark Hancock, Associate Director of the Games Institute and Director of the UW Touchlab, was honoured with the 10-Year Impact Award on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at the ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS) in Tokyo.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Elise Vist at the Fan Studies Network North America (FSNNA) Conference

Elise Vist presented a paper at the Fan Studies Network North America (FSNNA) 2018 Conference at DePaul University in Chicago, October 25-27, 2018. Vist is an English PhD candidate studying fans, immersion, and queerness at the Games Institute, as well as the producer for First Person Podcast.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Lennart Nacke weighing in on violence in videogames on Kitchener Today

Dr. Lennart Nacke joined reporter Brian Bourke from Kitchener Today to weigh in on the societal value of games. Nacke was invited to join Bourke because interest in the negative effects of violent videogames is reemerging in the media following the publication of a meta-study showing the results of 24 studies looking at heightened physical aggression post-gameplay in youths from 9-19.

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