While there has been extensive scholarly analysis of gender and racial representation, discrimination and violence in the digital games community and industry, an exhaustive audit of scholarly literature uncovered no academic, peer-reviewed studies currently exist that apply critical cultural analysis informed by feminist, queer and critical race theories to gender and racial representation in the … Continue reading PhD Dissertation
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“Games are dramatic models of our psychological lives providing release of particular tensions.”— Marshall McLuhan Hi everyone. It is a privilege to present my board game project, McLuhan's Maelstrom: The Deck-building, Augmented Reality Learning Game. I am a proud graduate of the Ryerson School of Professional Communication Masters progam, and a current PhD Candidate at … Continue reading Guest Lecture – Knowledge Translation
Tanya Pobuda I am a third-year PhD student in the Communication and Culture program held jointly by Ryerson and York Universities. I've been studying the use of virtual reality (VR) in pedagogy for the past three years. I was looking specifically at the use of VR in training students and business professionals to feel empathy … Continue reading Autoethnographic Disclosure