Ralph and Gabriela Presenting at Meaningful Play

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Ralph Vacca and Gabriela Richard will be presenting posters on their latest research at the Meaningful Play Conference at Michigan State University from Oct 18-20th.

RalphRalph will be presenting findings from his political video game, Fibber, where players decide whether statements made by presidential candidates are mostly factual or not and at the end receive an analysis of their decision-making. He will present findings on whether video games like Fibber promote self-reflection, under what conditions and with what populations.  Link to poster details.

gabriela_2012Gabriela will be presenting a subset of findings from her dissertation on gender, intersectionality and video game culture.  She will be presenting case studies on urban Latino gamers’ experiences in game culture.  Link to Poster details.

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