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

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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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Teaching Note: Theory in Technology and Humanities

Teaching Note: Theory in Technology and Humanities

This semester I’m teaching a “Special Problems” graduate course. “Special Problems” courses are effectively group independent studies on specific topics, and so this term I’ve been leading a very small class focused on reading theory.… Read the rest

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Video Games and Women’s History Month

Video Games and Women’s History Month

Carly Kocurek speaking at IIT in front of a projected image of a young woman game designer

Here I am speaking at IIT for Women’s History Month. The image projected behind me is of one of the Sony G.I.R.L. Scholarship winners. Photo is courtesy of Marie Hicks.

On Tuesday, I gave a talk for women’s history month on my campus here in Chicago.… 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 I’ve Been Playing: Lost Pig & Cabinet Noir

What I’ve Been Playing: Lost Pig & Cabinet Noir

This past week, in my “Critical Analysis of Video Games” class, my students and I played Adventure and discussed the game and interactive fiction more generally. Most of my students admitted finding Adventure a frustrating game, and one summed up the problem as “Guess the Verb.”

cover art for Lost Pig displays "Lost Pig and Place Under Ground by Grunk as told to Admiral Jota" around a cartoon picture of a running pig.

The Lost Pig cover art, featuring the pig in question.

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