Red Dead Redemption: History, Myth, and Violence in the Video Game West COMING MARCH 2023

My essay on political affect in #RedDeadRedemption2 #gamestudies #americanwest #RDR2 is anthologized in this fantastic collection, out soon from @OUPress. Coming out in March 2023 edited by @drjonw and @EstherWrigh_ Authors include @elhammar @MrSchoppmeier @AsForTheClouds @PoppyWilde and others! And check that out cover… https://www.oupress.com/9780806191928/red-dead-redemption/

HEVGA ANNOUNCES 2022 FELLOWS

I am honored to be inducted, along with @KishonnaGray, @lnakamur, @Mindtoggle, @MirjamPE, @Prosperoscell, @LizardEnigma, @ekwitkowski as one of eight Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA) 2022 Fellows. Established in 2017, HEVGA’s Fellows Program recognizes senior scholars in the games domain who have made significant contributions to the field in design, theory, or research. HEVGA Fellows are elected by their peers for outstanding contributions to games-based research and design in higher education. Fellows serve as integral ambassadors for the organization and are inducted as lifetime members.

Irvine, CA – June 16, 2022 – The Higher Education Video Game Alliance (HEVGA) today announced its 2022 HEVGA Fellows at the Games+Learning+Society (GLS) Conference. Eight new members were inducted.

Established in 2017, HEVGA’s Fellows Program recognizes senior scholars in the games domain who have made significant contributions to the field in design, theory, or research. HEVGA Fellows are elected by their peers for outstanding contributions to games-based research and design in higher education. Fellows serve as integral ambassadors for the organization and are inducted as lifetime members.

Because fellowship is achieved by election, there is no fellowship application process and nominations may only be submitted and confirmed by current Fellows. Consideration of a candidate begins with their nomination, followed by an extensive and careful vetting process that results in a final ballot of current Fellows.

In 2022, HEVGA’s Fellows inducted eight new members: 

APRIL 29, 2022 Josef Nguyen Book Talk: The Digital is Kid Stuff @ UT Dallas ATEC

I’m pleased to help celebrate the publication of my brilliant colleague Josef Nguyen’s new book The Digital Is Kid Stuff: Making Creative Laborers for a Precarious Economy (University of Minnesota Press, 2021).

Friday, April 29 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm CDT / 2:00 pm PT. REGISTER HERE

The Digital Is Kid Stuff argues that debates over creative digital youth operate to assuage profound anxieties about, and to defuse valid critiques of, both emerging digital technologies and precarious employment for “creative laborers” in twenty-first-century neoliberal America.

In addition to providing a brief overview of The Digital Is Kid Stuff at the event, Josef Nguyen will discuss the book with me @SorayaMurray.

Opportunity for audience Q&A will follow.