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Monday, May 13, 2019

Congratulations Dr. John Harris!

John Harris successfully defended his Computer Science PhD thesis on April 30th, 2019 - the Games Institute would like to extend a loud and proud congratulations to Dr. Harris!

Dr. Harris has been a member of the Games Institute since Fall term 2013, studying asymmetric games as a means of promoting inclusiveness and getting more kinds of people playing together. Check out the YouTube video below to see Dr. Harris present a summative discussion of his PhD research:

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Diana Moreno and AC Atienza present at the Tri-University Graduate Symposium

April 12, UW's English Department hosted the Tri-University Graduate Symposium (TUGS) for English graduate students.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

John Harris wins third place at Velocity Graduate Student Fund finals towards his enterprise: The Playful Pixel

GI member John Harris won third place, with a $5,000 grant, at the Velocity Graduate Student Fund finals for his pitch to develop his enterprise, The Playful Pixel. Harris is a PhD student in Computer Science studying asymmetric games as a means of promoting inclusiveness and getting more kinds of people playing together.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Ashley Mehlenbacher's new book: "Science Communication Online"

Science Communication Online book cover

Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher, Assistant Professor in Rhetorical Studies at the University of Waterloo has authored a new book titled, "Science Communication Online: Engaging Experts and Publics on the Internet". The book is available in hardcover and paperback from major retailers and The Ohio State UP, and is also freely available online through an open access license.  

"Science Communication Online" explores the interactions between scientific experts and the general public in the new age of the Internet. The book discusses the themes of genre studies and rhetorical criticism, crowdfunding for research funding, databases for knowledge production, and blogging for scientific engagement.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Emma Vossen responds to the eSports-inspired dress by Cranium Apparel

GI alum Emma Vossen published an essay entitled "Why the 'Gamer Dress' is about so much more than just a dress" in response to Cranium Apparel's new eSports-inspired dress design and their tweet announcing the product.

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