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2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development
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Wednesday, September 21 • 17:00 - 18:00
Videogames for story-telling

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Videogames provide an interactive narrative for story-telling. They provide the interface for narrative immersion. Videogames proceed through the narrative by the means of plots and character-construction and due to their role-playing potential allow the user to navigate through the narrative. As videogame plot points become increasingly complex they create a space for social construction and representation. This session will explore how such character representations negotiate gender norms, social mores, and a continuously evolving digital media landscape.


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Dr. Robin Johnson

Associate Professor, Sam Houston State University
Dr. Robin Johnson, USA, is an Associate Professor at Sam Houston State University. His research focuses on the social and symbolic connections among gender, technology, labor and digital media. His recent research examines the role of masculinity in video game production and culture, and his work has been published in journals such as Communication, Culture & Critique, Games and Culture, Television and New Media and Celebrity Studies. He is... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2016 17:00 - 18:00
C301

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