News archive - October 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

Steve Wilcox at Meaningful Play 2018

Steve Wilcox, GI alumnus and Assistant Professor of Game Design and Development at Laurier, presented a paper at the International Academic Conference on Meaningful Play in East Lansing, Michigan on Oct. 11.

Monday, October 22, 2018

John Yoon at the University of California Esports Conference (UCIESC)

John Yoon, GI resident and English PhD student, presented a poster at this year's University of California Esports Conference (UCIESC), that took place Oct. 11-12, 2018. His poster examined the cultural practice of sports writing in esports.

Yoon's work examines and analyzes narratives in esports writing. He argues that esports writing is a mode of technical communication that accommodates non-expert audiences through narratives.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Dr. Ali Mazalek gives a Brown Bag talk on human cognition and computational media

Dr. Ali Mazalek joins us today to give a Brown Bag talk on human cognition and computational media.

The talk will be from 1- 2pm in the Games Institute Collaboration space - refreshments will be provided. For more event details, click here.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Justin Carpenter at the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA) Conference

Justin Carpenter, GI resident and First Person Scholar Editor, will be presenting a paper at this year's Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA) conference in Toronto, November 15-18. His paper looks at how the games Mountain (2014) and Everything (2017) by Irish artist David OReilly challenge players to reconsider notions of consciousness, things, and nature.

Carpenter argues that both games are "meditations on games as a medium":

Monday, October 1, 2018

VR Working Group attracting media attention for their research on Cybersickness

Séamas Weech, Jessy Varghese, and Michael Barnett-Cowan, members of the VR working group at the Games Institute, co-authored a paper entitled "Estimating the sensorimotor components of cybersickness" published in the Journal of Neurophysiology.

Their results caught the attention of many, many news outlets who were picking the story up and claiming that UW researchers are on the cusp of curing cybersickness. Here are just a few...


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