Stone Men: The Palestinians Who Built Israel – A Book Talk by Andrew Ross

This is how a Palestinian stonemason, in line at a checkpoint outside a Jerusalem suburb, described his life to Andrew Ross. Palestinian “stone men,”using some of the best-quality limestone deposits in the world and drawing on generations of artisanal knowledge, have built almost every state in the Middle East except one of their own. Today […]

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Future Tripping Online Program

April 23-24, 2018 (1410 Music Bldg.)
Wireframe Studio + Digital Arts & Humanities Commons
The Future Tripping symposium addresses our current climate of extreme uncertainty over economic, political, and environmental futures. Through play with data, games, machines, virtual worlds, living species and landscape, participants will bridge medium and methodology among emerging fields of environmental science, media theory and practice, and the digital humanities. 

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Parameters of Play

We were fortunate to play host to a Film and Media Studies graduate colloquium last week on the topic of gatekeeping and difficulty in games–see flyer below! And we played Cuphead. Or tried, anyway. Dean Takahashi even mentioned the event in his recent VentureBeat post. Thanks, Dean!        

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New furnishings!

We are gearing up for a new academic year, new classes, new students, and new projects, and our swanky new chairs have arrived just in time! Professor Sakr will be teaching a graduate-level FemTech seminar in the space, and Professor Chang will be teaching an undergraduate-level course on “metagaming.” See you soon!

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Mapping Dissent

Important dates: April 12 from 330-445PM in the MCC Lounge. We will plan the next day’s performance. Thursday, April 13: 1245-345PM, Meet in front of SRB and we will move along our route; 4-5, rally in front of Storke Tower. To be a main player in this performance, which will take the seemingly banal form […]

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