ModLab on the BBC!

A split screen. On the left side, a white woman and white man performing in front of velvet ropes. On the right, a virtual scene with a male and female avatar mimicking their actions.

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. …

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Schedule: The Digital Premodern, featuring the IMMERSe Medievalism and Video Games Symposium

I'm pleased to announce the full schedule for the Digital Premodern, coming up May 1-3 at UC Davis. Text schedule, with full panel information, follows the flyer image. Please feel free to join us, and RSVP to me to make sure we can have enough food on hand. Friday, May 1 Opening Reception: 5:00 – …

CFP: IMMERSe Medievalism and Video Games Symposium, May 1-3

A black field with blue starburst in the background. In red letters: "IMMERSe." In white text: "Research Network for Video Game Immersion"

Call for Participation IMMERSe Medievalism and Video Games Symposium University of California, Davis May 1-3, 2015 Keynote Speaker: Daniel T. Kline, Chair and Professor of English, University of Alaska Anchorage Abstracts Due: March 1, 2015 Notification of Acceptance: March 8, 2015 Whether they serve as inspiration for new digital societies or as the raw material …

Facilitating Interdisciplinary, Multimodal Research: My New Position With IMMERSe

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This is a quick update to say that I am settling down in my new position as Postdoctoral Fellow for the IMMERSe Research Network node located at the University of California, Davis. I'm very honored and excited to be working with this group this year, and look forward to coming up with exciting collaborations and …