Game designers and digital media scholars Stephanie Boluk and Patrick Lemieux will present their research on video games at The University of Tampa on Friday, March 29, as part of the Scholar’s Symposia. The presentation begins at 4 p.m. in the Trustees Board Room on the ninth floor of the Vaughn Center and is free and open to the public.
Boluk and Lemieux will present their research and excerpts from their new co-authored book, Metagaming: Playing, Competing, Spectating, Cheating, Trading, Making, and Breaking Videogames. The book displays a range of practices that bend the rules from technical glitches to forbidden strategies.
As game designers and digital media scholars with the UC Davis Games Lab, Boluk and Lemieux are both assistant professors in the Cinema and Digital Media Program at the University of California, Davis. They have co-authored five books together since 2009 which were published by Comparative Textual Media, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, and Electronic Book Review.
Boluk’s research and teachings incorporate game studies, media studies, utopian studies and critical theory to explore videogames, while she specializes in electronic literature and alternative currencies. She also has authored and co-authored a total of 12 publications.
Lemieux is an assistant professor of Game Studies and Critical Game Making at UC Davis. His recent projects include Speculation and Open House, alternate reality games which allow visitors to virtually explore economic crises. Lemieux has published extensively on game studies, critical code studies and media through technologies in journals.
For more information, contact Sarah Lauro, assistant professor of English, at [email protected].
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