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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Jessica Thompson receives an ERA to advance research in sound mapping of urban environments

Jessica Thompson, researcher in Fine Arts and faculty member of the Stratford School and the Games Institute, received an Early Researcher Award (ERA). Provided by the provincial government, an ERA funds researchers and allows them to establish a research team.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Marcel O'Gorman talks posthumanism on social media ethics panel

Marcel on Panel
Professor Marcel O'Gorman, GI faculty member and Director of the Critical Media Lab (CML), was a panelist in the final instalment of the 2019 Waterloo Symposium on Technology & Society, "Team Human: It's time to remake society together as the team we are", hosted by the Balsillie School of International Affairs.
The event opened with a talk by Douglas Rushkoff an
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Dr. Neil Randall reappointed to serve as GI Executive Director for another five-year term

It is our great pleasure to formally announce that Dr. Neil Randall has been reappointed to serve as GI Executive Director for another five-year term.

Neil’s reappointment follows a period of exciting changes at the GI which has seen an Arts-based centre graduate to one of eight university-level multidisciplinary centres and institutes.

To start his new term, Neil (along with the rest of our members) will be busy with GI’s five-year review and renewal by the Senate coming up in 2020.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Games Institute members at CHI Play, 2019

Games Institute members Dr. Lennart Nacke, Dr. Jim Wallace, Karina Arrambide, and former members Katta Spiel, Katja Rogers, Elisa Mekler, and Stuart Hallifax attended the CHI PLAY 2019 conference in Barcelona, Spain.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Multidisciplinary Horror Games Panel: Five Nights at Freddy's

On October 31st, The Games Institute held a multidisciplinary horror game themed panel, focusing on the critically acclaimed Five Nights at Freddy's (FNAF) franchise.

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