TAG (Technoculture, Art and Games) will be hosting the second session of MICROTALKS on May 24 in our cosy online space on gather.town. To keep online fatigue to the minimum, four members will be sharing their works during each session in the shape of super fast pecha-kucha style presentations.
Join us and get up to date on the research TAG members have been conducting this year. Speakers featured in this session will talk about a wide variety of topics including, but not exclusive to: board-game creation, the anti-capitalist indie scene, romantic tandem gameplay, game preservation, and much more.
Hamza Bashandy: The Marginal Game
A talk exploring Hamza’s ongoing research on protest, public space and video games, with a focusing the game he is developing during his stay at TAG.
Rowena Chodkowski: lowercase games: an Anti-Capitalist, Worker-Owned Game Cooperative
An introduction to lowercase games, the anti-Capitalist indie game scene, and the process of creating a worker-owned game-making cooperative.
Evan Jules Maier-Zucchino: Partnering Up: Tandem Play Experiences in Romantic Relationships
The practice of tandem play in romantic relationships involves varied motivations, distinct roles to perform, and numerous opportunities for partners to learn more about each other.
Justin Roberts: The Trial Grounds: Home, Horror, and Queer Possibility
Using the game Dead by Daylight as a case study, this presentation will explore possible avenues of transgressive queer play as informed by queer fan appropriation.