Srothenberg Games And Labor

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Keynote given at Banff New Media Institute Interactive Screen 8/24/08 screening 3 media projects focused on the politics of labor and production of play in the global digital game industry.

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Srothenberg Games And Labor

  1. 1. Its All Fun and Games Until Somebody Loses An Eye Banff New Media Institute, Interactive Screen 2008 Keynote Stephanie Rothenberg Assistant Professor Visual Studies, SUNY Buffalo stephanie@pan-o-matic.com
  2. 2. 1 How do computer video games Culturally “produce” play?
  3. 3. How do Digital Games (and basically 2 consumer technologies) shape value systems and reinforce behaviors?
  4. 4. How have digital games shifted 3 the boundaries between leisure and labor?
  5. 5. What are the social and ecological 4consequences of this multibillion dollar industry?
  6. 6. Pic of automobile
  7. 7. Pic of TV
  8. 8. Pic of gamers

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