Academic Calendar - 2020

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2020
Western Main Campus

Media, Information and Technoculture 3371F/G

FROM ARCADES TO ESPORTS: VIDEO GAME CULTURE, TECHNOLOGY, AND INDUSTRY


Video and computer games have, over the last thirty years, revolutionized popular culture, digital technology and the entertainment industry. At the same time they have provoked intense controversy over issues from game addiction to virtual violence to digital gender. This course gives an overview of the history of interactive gaming, its economic dynamics, the social formations it is catalyzing and the new theories of aesthetics, simulation and play it has generated.

Antirequisite(s): Digital Communication 3206F/G.

Extra Information: 3 lecture hours.

Course Weight: 0.50
Breadth: CATEGORY A i  
Subject Code: MIT

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