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Friday, September 28, 2012

Close Playing I: Video Games and Educational Institutions

Video games often get a bad rap: derided as mindless entertainment, seen lacking the gravitas of other forms of cultural expression (e.g. artwork, music, literature, etc.), and enmeshed in debates on issues such as violence. Sponsored by the Honors Humanities program, the Close Playing series invite us to treat video games seriously as cultural texts. In this panel, the first of a three part series, Georgina Goodlander (Smithsonian), Dr. Anastasia Salter (University of Baltimore), and Rachel Donahue (UMD) address how educational institutions work with, exhibit, and study video games, arguing for their significance to numerous areas of intellectual inquiry. {Will appear in FYI on Sep 27, 2012
Start Time:
4:00 PM
End Time:
5:30 PM
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Theresa Ann Donofrio Honors Humanities +1 301 405 8264

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