Class 11 – Social issues in games (2015B)

Topics

  • Common issues of gaming
  • Positive use of videogames
  • Identity in gaming

Activities

  • Presentation of the game proposal.
  • List out common social and cultural impacts of videogames and identify any influences on your personal life.

Reference

Classcraft video introduction

Readings

Class 10 – Game and Simulation (2015B)

Topics

  • Computer simulation
  • Simulation games
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Artificial life
  • Social agenda in Sims

Activities

  • Game proposal presentation
  • Social media game

Readings

Reference

Sims 4 trailer

Eliza chatbot

http://www.simonebaldassarri.com/eliza/eliza.html

Game of life

http://www.bitstorm.org/gameoflife/

Art and Artificial Life

http://vida.fundaciontelefonica.com/en/

Jon McCormack

 

Griebel, Thaddeus, Self-Portrayal in a Simulated Life: Projecting Personality and Values in The Sims 2. Game Studies Journal, volume 6 issue 1, December 2006.