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Collaboratory Event: Coffee, Donuts, Postcolonial Play (w/Guest Melissa Kagen)
November 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Please join our Digital Cultures Collaboratory for a special talk with Melissa Kagen (Bangor University), world authority on walking simulators and games of wandering. In addition to a casual meet-and-greet with light refreshments, Kagen will be discussing “Traveling Through: (Post)colonial Play in ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ Games.”
About the Speaker
Melissa Kagen is a Lecturer in Game Studies and New Media at Bangor University, UK, currently on a research fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received her PhD from Stanford University in German Studies. Previous work has recently been published in German Quarterly, Opera Quarterly and The Year’s Work in Nerds, Wonks, and Neocons. Her current research focuses on walking simulators and intersections between participatory theatre and video games. She was co-organizer of the Wandering Games conference in Bangor in the summer of 2019 and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds.