One of ModLab’s projects, Play the Knave, was just featured on the BBC as part of their coverage of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The game is something like Shakespeare Karaoke powered by Kinect: two actors choose their avatars, costumes, and scene, then control the avatars’ movements in real time while speaking their lines.… Read More ModLab on the BBC!
I participated in the “Eyes in the Skies” Symposium at UC Davis this week, which looked at drones from a variety of perspectives. I had the good fortune to provide a short commentary on Joseph DeLappe’s new game project, Killbox. I’m grateful for the organizers who invited me, and for the opportunity to have a… Read More Response to Joseph DeLappe’s Killbox
We wrapped up winter quarter at GameCamp! with a ROM hacking workshop hosted by Patrick LeMieux, which instructed student in the basics of Nintendo cartridge anatomy, soldering, and viewing and editing ROM files. Each of the participant groups did their own manipulations of Super Mario Bros., from sprite edits that turned Mario’s hat backward to… Read More GameCamp! ROM Hacking Recap
Just wanted to give a quick update about a project I have launched in conjunction with Josef Nguyen, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of English at UC Davis. Last Thursday, we hosted the first of a series of workshops called GameCamp! by ModLab, a year-long game design camp for students, faculty, and staff at UC… Read More GameCamp! by ModLab
Adventures of a humanist at a computer science conference. Discussion of AI, interdisciplinarity, and diversity initiatives.… Read More Dispatch from a Computer Science Conference: My Time at #AIIDE14
It has been too long since my last student game profile on Tethered, the cooperative maze game that explored issues of domestic abuse. Equality Street was a project that emerged out of students’ prior research in other classes. During the seminar portion of Gaming the System, we spent time in class discussing some basic social… Read More Crossing Paths with Colorblindness: Equality Street