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Thursday, July 16 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Games and Moral Panic: 2500 Year History

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Drawing from my research and a popular article written by Lindsay Grace in 2020, this talk discusses how moral panic around games has not only persisted since Buddha, but that it's been a part of worry around social change. Whether the dice games of Ancient Rome, Pinball in mid-century New York, or Fortnight globally attaching moral concern to games has often been the product of misaligned blame and worry. This talk draws on a variety of interviews and articles Linsday gave in 2019 as well as incorporating new observations.

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Lindsay Grace

Knight Chair of Interactive Media, University of Miami
Lindsay Grace is Knight Chair of Interactive Media and an associate professor at the University of Miami. He is Vice President for the Higher Education Video Game Alliance and the 2019 recipient of the Games for Change Vanguard award. Lindsay published the book, Doing Things with... Read More →

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Roger Altizer

Associate Professor, University of Utah
Roger Altizer, Jr., Ph.D. is the co-founder of Entertainment Arts and Engineering, the director of Digital Medicine for the Center for Medical Innovation, the director of The GApp lab (Therapeutic Games and Apps), and an associate professor in Population Health Sciences at the University... Read More →
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Mia Consalvo

Professor, Concordia University
Mia Consalvo is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Game Studies and Design at Concordia University in Montreal. She is the co-author of Real Games: What's Legitimate and What's Not in Contemporary Videogames (2019) and Players and their Pets: Gaming Communities from Beta to Sunset... Read More →
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Andy Phelps

Professor, University of Canterbury and American University
Prof. at University of Canterbury (NZ) & American University (Washington, DC, USA), Director of AU Game Lab.  President. of HEVGA. Founder of School of Interactive Games & Media, the Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity (MAGIC), and MAGIC Spell Studios at the... Read More →

Thursday July 16, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT