Closing Thoughts on Course

Over the course of the semester, we have explored a plethora of topics related to games and how they affect many different facets of our lives: from politics, to identity, to experience, etc. We even learned how to make games utilizing distinct platforms for game creation. Overall, this course challenged me to think about games in a new light. Despite being a relatively new media form in the context of modernity, the importance of video games continues to grow as the years go by. It is becoming a field in its own right, and learning about it through a literary … Continue reading Closing Thoughts on Course

Returning to Questions of Escapism, Identity, and Bias in Computer Systems

Everyone has different identities, and these identities in turn affect the material reality of one’s life; these phenomena influence how a certain game may or may not be an escape from someone’s reality. One of the class readings that touches … Continue reading Returning to Questions of Escapism, Identity, and Bias in Computer Systems