Big News: The new Critical Inquiry issue (Autumn 2018) contains a triptych of game studies essays by Patrick Jagoda, @noahwf, and me @sorayamurray. Thanks to @CriticalInquiry for supporting critical game studies. Check out the online full text version with dynamic elements, too. https://criticalinquiry.uchicago.edu/current_issue/
Thanks to for a great day of conversation and sharing about how to make games more than they are. Special thanks to @ColinCampbellx for his excellent moderation of our panel, and Paul Cross, . . If you were interested in the books I mentioned, see the photo. Enjoy!
It was an honor to be included in a conversation on Aug 15 about #Fortnite and games in schools with colleagues @Wharton’s @emollick and @flantz of @NYUTischSchool. Thanks to host @DanLoney21!
Looking forward to a fine conversation with some new friends at the Intentional Play Summit. Games can be so much more, and we are going to put our heads together and talk about it.
Hey Everybody, if you’d like a mini intro to my book, ON VIDEO GAMES, have a look at this feature story and video just published at UCSC’s News page. Thanks to Scott Rappaport and Nick Gonzales for pulling this together.
Excited to be teaching my advanced games seminar in the Fall once again: Games, Representation and the Cinematic. In-depth analyses and close readings of mainstream and alternative games from a media studies and cultural studies perspective invite students to consider how games borrow from the visual literacy of cinema, from cinematic notions of genre, and even from its pre-existing modes of representation.
Just wrapped up my undergrad Technothrillers film course. Thanks to my students for all the remarkable discussions! The best fun was showing the original Rollerball (1975) which takes place in the “future” year of 2018.