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Join us October 30th for
Demo Day 2013
Come see what Digital Media at Georgia Tech is up to!
As part of the GVU Research Showcase, the Digital Media program at Georgia Tech will present innovations in its three core areas of Arts and Entertainment, Civic Media and Knowledge & Creativity. In addition we will host an information session for prospective students. Please join us and join the debate on the future of digital media.
Information Session for Prospective Students, Wednesday, October 30th, 1- 2, Technology Square Research Building, Room 132
Events Demo, Wednesday, October 30th, 2-5, Technology Square Research Building, 3rd Floor
RSVP for Demo Day Here: https://gvufallshowcase.eventbrite.com/
Georgia Tech hosts the sixth biannual Digital Games Research Association Conference, August 26-29, 2013, at the Georgian Terrance Hotel.
THEME: DEFRAGGING GAME STUDIES
This year’s proposed theme is a playful linguistic remix of the terms “frag” and “defrag.” Defragging is the computer term for reducing file fragmentation. Fragging, derived from the military term for killing a superior officer of one’s own unit, has become video game parlance for the temporary killing of another player.
In the early game studies community, a good deal of fragging (in all three senses) took place between various camps, schools of thought and disciplines. This included discussions as to whether or not game studies should split into more discipline-centered communities; however, the overall trend has been to continue to grow our field as an “interdiscipline” that includes humanities, social sciences and psychology, computer science, design studies, and fine arts.
Borrowing from the computer engineering term, the theme for DiGRA 2013 highlights this process of defragmenting, which both embraces and better articulates our diverse methods and perspectives while allowing the game studies research community to remain a coherent and unified whole.
For more information and to register, visit: http://dm.lmc.gatech.edu/digra2013/