News archive - September 2018

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Emma Vossen presents new research at QGCon

Emma Vossen will be speaking at the Queerness and Games Conference in Montreal (QGCon will take place September 29 and 30). Her talk entitled "Queering the Links Between Sexual Orientation and the Female Gamer Identity" explores how sexuality interacts with female gamer identity formation.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

IMMERSe funded project "Play the Knave" featured in Shakespeare Quarterly

Play the Knave allows players to become an actor in a Shakespearian play without having to worry about trivial things like experience, skill, or preparation. The game was developed by faculty and students in the ModLab at the University of California, Davis, in partnership with the Games Institute through IMMERSe.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Shawn Dorey and Sarah Stang: Play-by-post-roleplaying and Queer Identity

Play-By-Post Roleplaying: Ludic Structures, Creative Play, and Queer Identity

Shawn Dorey, alumnus of the Games Institute, and Sarah Stang, PhD candidate in the Communication and Culture joint program at York University and Ryerson University, will be presenting their co-authored research at the Queerness and Games Conference in Montreal, September 29-30, 2018. The two plan to explore the connections between play and queer identity development through play-by-post-roleplaying (PBPRP).

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Dr. Kevin Harrigan's Research in the Waterloo Record

Dr. Kevin Harrigan is a founding member of the Games Institute, the director of the Knowledge Translation Stream at UWaterloo, and contact person for the Gambling Research Lab. Dr. Harrigan's present research focuses on promoting healthier gambling by developing methods to make gamblers aware of their statistical odds.

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