Playing with the Climate: Situatedness and Immerselessness in Environmental Video Games
February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Please join us Friday February 3rd from 12pm to 1:15pm in Greenlaw 316 to welcome Dr. Katherine Buse, Postdoctoral Researcher for the Stevanovich Institute on the Formation of Knowlege at the University of Chicago. Her talk in our Critical Game Studies speaker series, “Playing with the Climate: Situatedness and Immerselessness in Environmental Video Games,” concerns the strategies video games use to represent the climate. Dr Buse employs methods from science and technology studies, science fiction studies, and the environmental humanities to study how science shapes and is shaped by its cultural milieu. As such, the talk appeals beyond game studies to those interested in film, media, the Anthropocene, the digital humanities, and, ultimately, the relationship between aesthetic form and the formation of knowledge.