In a return to my origins in art theory, history and criticism, I’ve been writing reviews for Northern California’s SquareCylinder. Check out my latest co-authored review of artist @thecatewhite with #DerekConradMurray : https://www.squarecylinder.com/2019/08/cate-white-mills/ Also see earlier reviews of robotic sculpture artist #AlanRath @SanJoseICA and global sensation #RinaBanerjee @SJmusart
Very excited to announce my inclusion in Terence McSweeney and @DrStuartJoy’s new #BlackMirror anthology, Through the Black Mirror (Palgrave 2019)! I look at the Playtest episode, and am in great company with @henryjenkins and many others.
From the essay:
the episode suggests the seductiveness and annihilative potential of VR and AR technologies to the body and mind. But on another level, the casting of key characters of color within the scenario operates as subtext, pointing back to this troubled period and smartly poking at a fresh wound within game culture.
What could the history of games be? The first issue of ROMchip: A Journal of Game Histories is out today! @miaC @whitneypow @sorayamurray @austin_walker @kevindriscoll @arsavium @Woodlandstaar @circuitlions @criticalplay @ProfessorTMR @sethgiddings @marco_wargamer @jesperjuul @kcisbister @mbgarda @rshelbycobra @docetist and others answer the question!
My first published essay on games, on #GTA, will be translated into Italian and included in @matteobittanti ‘s edited anthology, Fenomenologia Di Grand Theft Auto! Can’t wait to receive it.
A belated congrats to all the organizers and participants of #Display2019 #MediaFields VII at #UCSB– @AleahKiley, @CharloteOrozel, Nicole Strobel, and Xiuhe Zhang! Film and Media Studies and the Media Fields research collective are so impressive in their contributions to critical media studies. I’m so honored to have been a part of this event, to have met many of my media studies heroes.
As per usual, Professor Paolo Pedercini @molleindustria did not disappoint in his inspiring @UCSC lecture to my Video Games as Visual Culture students. Thanks, Paolo! Also, check out his LikeLike project, which promotes an experimental and independent game culture: http://likelike.org/about/
A very special thank you to for her visit to my games lecture course, Video Games as Visual Culture, on 3/28 where she shared her recent work including the captivating Sin Sol.