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November 2017

“Representations of Race and Gender in Video Games”

November 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presented by David Leonard (Dept. of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies).

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The Privilege to Play: Video Games, Campus Culture, and Identity

November 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Presented by David Leonard. This talk will examine how both video games and universities sell “experiences” that not only privilege and empower certain identities and experience but also sell a world that erases, obscures, and finds pleasure in an imagined Other. Both games and college create worlds of tourism, selling not simply an experience of fun and excitement but one in which joy and pleasure are derived through particular understandings of race, gender, sexuality. Highlighting the ways that video games and America’s historically white colleges and universities create experiences that…

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“Transboundary Watersheds and the Future Depicted in Ready Player One, a project of Environmental Science 101”

November 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SPARK Atrium Pullman, 99163 United States

Students in Environmental Science 101 have spent the semester researching the ecosystems of trans-boundary watersheds, places where the major source of water is shared by at least two different communities.  Students’ research projects will culminate in a poster or media presentation in which students will share how the issues facing their watershed relate to the future portrayed by Ready Player One.  Come see the future of our planet through the eyes of WSU students!  Verification of attendance available.

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