Carly A. Kocurek, PhD - Games, Scholarship, Media

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Screen Time Symposium September 9, 2016

Screen Time Symposium September 9, 2016

Jennifer Miller and I are hosting a symposium here in Chicago this fall as part of our work with our Nayar Prize Finalist project on learning games for young children. Please consider submitting and circulate widely.

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Announcing Feeling Games Symposium

Announcing Feeling Games Symposium

 

A few months ago, I started putting together a symposium on the intersection of games and emotions. That symposium, now titled “Feeling Games,” is happening in a couple weeks here at Illinois Tech.… Read the rest

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Coin-Operated Americans has a cover!

Coin-Operated Americans has a cover!

I’m so excited about this that I’m using exclamation marks: Coin-Operated Americans: Rebooting Boyhood at the Video Game Arcade, the book I’ve been working on since sometime in 2009 or so, now has an actual cover and is available on pre-order from Barnes & Noble.… Read the rest

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Influential Game Designers: Shigeru Miyamoto released

Influential Game Designers: Shigeru Miyamoto released

Jennifer deWinter and I co-founded and now co-edit a series on Influential Game Designers for Bloomsbury academic. We first discussed the idea of the series several years ago. When we finally picked it up now about two years ago, we then spent months crafting a proposal and shopping the project to presses.… Read the rest

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Postcards from the Midwest Gaming Classic

Postcards from the Midwest Gaming Classic

The Midwest Gaming Classic is part fixed-rate arcade, part expo, part museum, and part fleamarket. For a weekend, the event sprawls through a Milwaukee hotel, occupying ballrooms, meeting rooms, and even hallways.… Read the rest

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Call for Participants in Documentary Project on Women in Gaming Culture

My colleague Jennifer deWinter and I are putting together a short documentary project, and we are looking for contributors. Please pass along the call here and consider participating. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch.… Read the rest

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Special Issue of the the Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds

My colleague Jennifer deWinter and I are co-editing a special issue of the Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds on Gaming, Gamification, and Labour Politics. The full CFP is below.… Read the rest

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Resident Evil films over at In Media Res

I'm really digging this image for the 2014 film.

I’m really digging this image for the 2014 film.

My colleague Marianna Martin and I co-organized a theme week of In Media Res on the Resident Evil films. The Resident Evil films have a lot to recommend them, and they’re interesting both for their politics and their success — they are the most successful video game films made to date.… Read the rest

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Special Issue of Reconstruction on “The Undead Arcade”

Special Issue of Reconstruction on “The Undead Arcade”

My colleague Samuel Tobin and I are co-editing a special issue of Reconstruction all about the video game arcade. I’ve copied the full CFP down below. Please pass along and consider submitting.… Read the rest

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Sexism and Gaming at Flow: All of Jennifer deWinter and My Columns in One Place

Sexism and Gaming at Flow: All of Jennifer deWinter and My Columns in One Place

Alicia Crawford at work at a computer screen

Alicia Crawford, who won Sony Online Entertainment and Scholarship America’s Gamers In Real Life (G.I.R.L.) Scholarship

Over the past few months, I’ve had the pleasure of co-authoring a series of columns for Flow with Jennifer deWinter of Worcester Polytechnic Institute.… Read the rest

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