Join us for an all-day event to connect with scholars who utilize video games in teaching, learning, and design contexts. Work from the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology, and the Strong Museum will be presented by faculty, students, and library staff.
Demos will showcase video games from the Art & Music Library's growing collection and various virtual-reality projects. Come ready to collaborate and discuss the future of game scholarship in the Rochester area.
Sponsored by River Campus Libraries and Dean Gloria Culver, School of Arts & Sciences.
9:00-9:05 INTRODUCTION – Stephanie Frontz, Art Librarian and Head of the Art/Music Library, Rush Rhees Library
9:05- 9:45 Jeremy Saucier, Assistant Director, International Center for the History of Electronic Games at The Strong & Editor, American Journal of Play
Breaking Boundaries with Video Game History: Why Collect, Preserve, and Interpret Games?
9:45-10:15 TEACHING WITH VIDEO GAMES
Iskandar (Izul) Zulkarnain, Teaching Global Perspectives on Video Games, Mellon CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Visual Studies, UR
Joseph Loporcaro, Gaming Ever Better: Academic Value of Video Game Study at UR, Digital Media Studies Faculty, UR
10:15-11:00 INFORMAL LEARNING IN & AROUND VIDEO GAMES
Jayne C. Lammers, The Sims Metagame, Warner School of Education
Kristana Textor, MasterSwords, Pokemon Go, Warner School of Education
Yu Jung Han, Overwatch, Warner School of Education
11:00-12:00 GAMING APPLICATIONS AT UR
J. J. Christine Otto, This War of Mine and Don’t Starve, Undergraduate, UR
Byron Fong, Player-Encoders and Dark Souls, Visual & Cultural Studies Graduate student, UR
Josh Romphf, Kinect Mod, Digital Humanities Programmer, Digital Humanities Research, Data Services
12:00-12:30 Ted Pawlicki, Lecturer, Computer Science, UR
The Undergrad Software Development Ecosystem
12:30-1:00 Elouise Oyzon, Associate Professor, Interactive Games & Media, RIT
RIT Gaming and the future?
1:00-2:00 LUNCH BREAK
2:00-2:30 Mingjian Zhang, Fallout 4 Mod, Undergraduate, UR and Everett Kline, RIT
Working with RIT faculty David Simkins and UR faculty Michael Jarvis - UR/RIT collaboration
2:30-3:00 Satchi Davis, Bennett Samuels, Yan Ting Cheung, Matthew Pressman, undergraduates, RIT
Experiments in VR, Working with RIT faculty Ian Schreiber
3:00-4:00 VIRTUAL REALITY PANEL
David Mitten, Associate Professor, Orthopaedics, URMC
Elizabeth Goins, Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s Yellow Wallpaper VIVE, Associate Professor Department of Performing Arts and Visual Culture, RIT
Mike Jarvis, Associate Professor of History & Director of Digital Media Studies Program, UR
4:00-6:00 VIRTUAL REALITY DEMONSTRATIONS
Projects from UR and RIT
Rettner Hall, University of Rochester