News archive - May 2022

Monday, May 30, 2022

GI PhD student Sid Heeg presents research to UW Staff Association

Games Institute PhD student and Research Communications Writer Sid Heeg (Environment) delivered a guest talk to the UW Staff Association about COVID-19 misinformation on May 12th, 2022.

Heeg’s talk Malicious Messaging: How Misinformation Operates Online covered how misinformation forms, how it differs from disinformation and how it appears online using examples from real COVID-19 misinformation that has been spread on social media.

They argued that the “COVID-19 Pandemic has made it clear that we are living in a time of rapid misinformation and distrust in public and government institutions.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Games Institute Launches Seed Funding Program

The Games Institute (GI) is currently accepting applications for our first-ever seed funding competition! Both students and faculty are eligible to apply for this funding of up to $15,000 per proposal.

This program is in place to promote interdisciplinary collaborations between interdisciplinary researchers and to encourage researchers to reach out to colleagues outside their home disciplines with whom they have not worked previously.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

GI faculty member Lennart Nackke Co-Host of new podcast about games and user research

Dr. Lennart Nacke (Stratford School of Interaction Design and Business) has started a new podcast titled “The Games User Research Podcast” with co-hosts Dr. Anders Drachen (University of South Denmark) and Dr. Pejaman Mirza-Babaei (Ontario Tech University). 

Thursday, May 5, 2022

“Digital Public Interest Collective Podcast” features interview with Emma Vossen and Kishonna Gray

GI members Dr. Emma Vossen and Dr. Kishonna Gray were interviewed about harassment and abuse in games and games culture for the “Digital Public Interest Collective Podcast.” 

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Digital Public Interest Collective webinar about tech-facilitated violence features Dr. Emma Vossen

On May 2nd GI Research Communications Officer Dr. Emma Vossen was a panellist at the webinar “Tech-Facilitated Violence & Abuse: Implications for People, Democracy, & Digital Spaces.”

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