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Steve Jaros

in Champaign-Urbana,

Guilty Pleasures

PRESENTED ON APR 07, 2012
IN CHAMPAIGN-URBANA @ VOL 9

Steve Jaros takes a few moments to drop some metaphorical truth bombs, and address some issues surrounding the books, movies, games, and tv shows we consume. In so few words, he makes the argument that we ought not feel guilty about things that entertain us, with the stipulation that we don't hurt someone else in the process.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 17, 2013.

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Everything You Know About Video Games Is Wrong

BY COLIN HARVEY
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 03, 2012

The title of writer and academic Colin Harvey's presentation pretty much says it all: "Everything You Know About Video Games Is Wrong." Colin goes through the history of video games -- from Pong all the way to current dog raising simulations -- and reveals a lot of unlikely truths. (in English)

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The Olympic Games and Derbyshire

BY RORY SLATER
@ VOL 6 ON JUL 25, 2012

Rory Slater's presentation reveals what role the county of Derbyshire played in this year's Olympic Games. (in English)

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Interactive Art Through Video Games

BY GREG WHISTANCE-SMITH
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Greg Whistance-Smith examines what a video game is, and looks at the variety of expressions possible within interactive arts as a whole. He gives several examples of games which he believes have in some way transcended simply being fun, turning into interactive arts or experiences.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 1, 2013.

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Full Frontal NERDity

BY STEVEN HODGES
@ VOL 15 ON MAR 07, 2013

Steven Hodges talks about geek and nerd culture, from roller derby to cosplay to Minecraft. He argues that it's possible to be nerdy about more than just video games or Star Wars, suggesting it's possible to be a hockey nerd or even an automotive nerd.

"Presentation of the Day" on April 15, 2013.

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Games as Interactive Art

BY CHRIS SOLARSKI
@ VOL 114 ON MAY 28, 2014

Artist, game designer, and author Chris Solarski speaks on the points where video games intersect with classical art, film, and animation. He discusses the interactive aspect of games, and how this element fundamentally changes the way we engage with images. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 11, 2014.

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Banding Together through Games

BY ROGER HICKS
@ TOKYO GAME SHOW 2014 ON SEP 18, 2014

Roger Hicks talks about his games and how his life has inspired his games to come to life. His love of music and getting lost, inspired and encouraged him to keep working on developing games, and meeting new people along the way. 

Making a band can mean more than getting together to make music. It can bring people together, to get lost, make music, and fight evil galactical wars.   

"Presentation of the Day" on October 3, 2014.

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Life as a Digital Designer

BY HAZEL SAVAGE
@ VOL 6 ON SEP 19, 2014

Hazel Savage is a Nottingham-based digital designer, who builds various games, physical games, silly games and silly physical games. You can play the games mentioned in her presentation here. Hazel is also a part of GameCity - The world’s friendliest videogame festival.

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Pacing in Games

BY PETE ELLIS
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 25, 2015

Why does pacing in storytelling matter and in particular, pacing in games. Pete Ellis uses classic scenes from films and one of his favourite video RPGs to show us how great pacing supercharges those emotional cliffhangers.  

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Evolution of Love and Sexuality in Games

BY HANNAH BEUGER
@ VOL 13 ON FEB 24, 2015

Hannah Beuger is student game design en deed onderzoek naar de ontwikkeling van sexualiteit in games. Ze laat zien hoe dit vanaf 1979 tot nu ontwikkelde.