Breaking Boundaries 2

April 6, 2018

An all day conference on video games in teaching, learning, research and design 



  Humanities Center, Rush Rhees Library
9:00-9:10 Welcome and Introduction
__________ Video Game Making in Rochester

Andy Phelps, Director MAGIC at RIT, President of Higher Ed Video Game Alliance

ROCGames: A brief overview, history, and future possibilities for Games in the Rochester region


Panel discussion with local game developers: Brandon Harrison, WorkinMan/Bread Machine; Rohit Crasta. Funkitron; Rob Mostyn, Digital Games Hub Coordinator MAGIC Center, RIT - moderated by Joe Loporcaro, DMS faculty, UR

On Making Games in Rochester

__________ Research on Video Games

Jeremy Saucier, Assistant VP for Interpretation & Electronic Games, Strong National Museum of Play

How We Bought Video Games: From Material to Digital Worlds


Byron Fong, VCS Graduate Student, UR

Return to Form: Video Game Genres as Formal Categories

__________ Learning with Video Games

Leah Shafer, Associate Professor in Media and Society, Hobart and William Smith & Iskandar "Izul" Zulkarnain, Visiting Assistant Professor in Media and Society, Hobart and William Smith

Immediacy, Hypermediacy and the College Campus: Using Augmented Reality for Social Critique


Chibueze Oniwunaka, Graduate student, Warner School of Education, UR

STAR4STEMAR system for Chemical Engineering


Josh Romphf, Digital Humanities Programmer, Digital Scholarship Lab, Rush Rhees Library, UR

Programming in Minecraft for Children


Joe Loporcaro, DMS, Computer Science, UR

The Tetris of Video Game Studies at UR

12:40-1:15 Lunch Break (on your own)
__________ Video Games in Medicine

Mingjian Zhang, Research Asst. in Human Computer Interaction Lab in Computer Science

Stroke rehabilitation with HoloLens game


Paul Herbert, Graduate student, Warner School of Education

HoloLens Chiropractic Anatomy

__________ Video Games/VR and Music

Rob Mostyn, Digital Games Hub Coordinator MAGIC Center, RIT

Music for A Small Robot Story


Patrick Sullivan, VCS Graduate Student, UR

Circuits of Sound- Early Video Game Music


Ming-Lun Lee, Asst. Professor, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Audio & Music Engineering, UR

Building VR Concert Halls with 3D Audio at Eastman School of Music

__________ VR & Video Game Projects and Presentations

Elizabeth Goins, Associate Professor Department of Performing Arts and Visual Culture, RIT

SPatial Storytelling and Ego and Dreamwork VIVE


Sam Cammarata, Aidan Markham and Noah Ratcliff (Aesthetician Labs), undergraduates, RIT

Crazy Platez- Video Games and Community Building

  Rettner Hall, 3rd floor
4:00-6:00 ARCADE – Video Games and VR Projects for exploring
  VR Projects:

Elizabeth Goins, faculty, RIT

Ego and Dreamwork VIVE


Valev Laube, undergraduate, UR

exSpace (Rochester Subway)


Albert Nissim, undergraduate, UR



Carolina Manent, Skye Dole & Ryan Daley (RIDE), undergraduates, UR

Through her Eyes   VIVE

  Video Games
  Crazy Platez by Aesthetician Labs (Sam Cammarata, Aidan Markham and Noah Ratcliff), RIT
  Frightlight by Team Triangle (Angela Chung, Conley Ernst, and Mariel Sackman), UR
  The Evil of Shadowthrall by Team Cactus (Clayton Emmel, Lu Nguyen, Nadia Tung, and David Weintraub), UR
  Sugar Sweep by Team Infinity (Johnathan Caldon, Michael Dondorfer, Zac Lukegord, and Jessica Wang), UR

Reception, TreeHouse, 3rd floor

Music, playlist by Rob Mostyn 




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