The Theory and Media Studies, the 20/21st Century, and the Americanist Colloquia: Patrick Jagoda “Videogame Feel”

Event time: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC), 319 See map
63 High St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Please join us for a talk by Patrick Jagoda entitled “Videogame Feel: Micropolitics of Digital Media from Candy Crush Saga to Dys4ia,” which will explore the ideologies of gamification and neoliberalism, the role of affect in videogames, and avant-garde games that push against conventional “game feel” design principles.

Patrick Jagoda is Associate Professor of English and Cinema & Media Studies at the University of Chicago. He specializes in media studies, 20th and 21st-century American literature, and digital game theory and design. He is the author of Network Aesthetics (U Chicago Press, 2016) and co-author of The Game Worlds of Jason Rohrer (MIT, 2016). He is co-founder of the Game Changer Chicago Design Lab and serves as co-editor of Critical Inquiry.

To play the game Dys4ia, “an autobiographical game about hormone replacement therapy,” click here or watch a walkthrough here.

This event is supported by the Trumbull Lectureship Fund through the Office of the Secretary and Vice President for Student Life and The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund at Yale University.