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

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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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History of Games International Conference

History of Games International Conference

Since the conference site is now online, I can start talking about how excited I am about the 1st History of Games International Conference: Working With, Building, and Telling History which is taking place this June in Montreal.… Read the rest

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It’s only a Purple Moon

It’s only a Purple Moon

Games from Purple Moon are my current eBay obsession. I’ve been very interested in “games for girls” lately — hence the Barbie game I featured a few posts back. I missed Purple Moon the first time around by a few years, as I was well into high school by the time the first games launched, and so I was too busy reading my dad’s old Beat generation paperbacks and cultivating obscure music knowledge to be bothered.… Read the rest

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Bit of news regarding the Learning Games Initiative

Bit of news regarding the Learning Games Initiative

I’m pleased to announce that I have joined the Learning Games Initiative as a Regional Director. I’ve been loosely associated with LGI for several years. In the long run, the new title probably means I’ll be helping to organize some projects.… Read the rest

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What Video Gaming Does to Women

One of my all time favorite quotes about video gaming comes from Nikki Douglas, Grrl Gamer, in the classic From Barbie to Mortal Kombat:

Maybe it’s a problem … that little girls DON’T like to play games that slaughter entire planets.

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