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Tuesday, June 18 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
How to Talk About Games, Today

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In yet another year where video games have been blamed for violence, the World Health Organization included “gaming disorder” in the International Classification of Disease proposed updates, and news media implicated video games as a leading factor in unemployment. How do we talk about the work they do? This fast paced, information-rich collection of mini-talks and Q&A provides attendees with the tools to have a meaningful dialogue about games, evidence of their benefit and the critique of their harm. It exposes the research, politics, and practicalities of the global games community.

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Lindsay Grace

Knight Chair, University of Miami
Lindsay Grace is a Knight Chair at the University of Miami. He was founding director of the American University Game Lab and Studio. His work has been awarded by the Games for Change Festival, the Digital Diversity Network, Black Enterprise and others. He has given talks at the Game... Read More →

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Dr. Mia Consalvo

Professor, Concordia University
Mia Consalvo is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Game Studies and Design at Concordia University in Montreal. She has most recently completed the book Real Games: What's Legitimate and What's Not in Contemporary Videogames, co-written with Christopher A. Paul. Mia runs the... Read More →
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Roger Altizer

Director, Therapeutic Games and Apps Lab, Queensland University of Technology
Roger Altizer, Jr. is the co-founder of the Entertainment Arts and Engineering, the Director of Digital Medicine for the Center for Medical Innovation, and the founding Director of The GApp lab (Therapeutic Games and Apps) at the University of Utah. He works in serious and medical... Read More →
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Andy Phelps

Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology
Andrew "Andy" Phelps is a professor at the Human Interface Technologies Laboratory NZ (HITLabNZ) within the College of Engineering at the University of Canterbury. He also serves as a Professor of Art & Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). He is the founder of the... Read More →

Tuesday June 18, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT
Starr Foundation