Undergraduate Videogame Symposium
Portals across disciplines
The Interdisciplinary Writing Program presents The Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Video Game Symposium, Spring 2014.
Rhetoric aims to inspire action through persuasive argumentation utilizing carefully tailored presentations that may include language, media, and logic.Read more...
The simplest action rhetoric achieves is to change the way people think, consequently influencing how people act. Therefore, the UVS aims to change the way we think about video games by addressing their flexibility and connection to all disciplines in an academic setting.
We encourage student proposals from all disciplines. We will
engage and complicate discussions on the impact of video games in areas such as
music, business, physics, philosophy, animation, rhetoric, engineering, gender,
and ethnicity on March 29, 2014.
Practice using your disciplinary skills in an area of personal
Proposal Deadline: January 31, 2014.
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Ways to get involved
There are four separate ways to get involved with the symposium. The most direct way is to submit a proposal
for presenting at the symposium.
Besides that, however, we also have two student volunteer teams; volunteers for the day of the event and an IT team.
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Erik Kain is a technology and videogame reporter and critic for Forbes magazine. He reviews games, consumer rights, industry trends, and culture. His articles can be found here.
Dr. Betty Gee has an extensive history in gaming studies including authoring and editing multiple books on gaming, contributing to the founding of the Games, Learning, & Society research collective at the University of Madison-Wisconsin, and is currently a fellow with the Teachers College Center for Games and Impact at ASU.
Dr. Nicole Pfannenstiel completed her doctorate studies at ASU in English rhetoric composition with a focus on gaming, theories of play, and gaming and literacy. She is currently a faculty member at NAU under the College of Arts and Letters and spreads her passion about gaming and interactive culture with her students.
Do You Play?: Videogames and Learning
Thursday, March 27th, 2014
5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Philosophy in the Public Interest and the IWP invite you to join us for a community discussion about the impact of videogames on education and our daily lives.