Congratulations to the 51StandFire senior project team and faculty advisor Jichen Zhu for winning first place for best game play at Intel’s University Games Showcase at this year’s Game Developers Conference! The competition this year included Carnegie Mellon, NYU, RIT, Savannah College of Art and Design, SMU, USC, UC/Santa Cruz, Utah, the University of Texas, and Digipen.
Join media critic Anita Sarkeesian at the Entrepreneurial Game Studio as she discusses sexism in gaming, ranging from the portrayal of female characters in popular video games, to the culture of harassing and excluding women from gaming communities, particularly online. Sarkeesian’s talk also includes examples of games and communities that do get it right, and what we can learn from missteps and successes alike.
Digital Media Professors Frank Lee and Jichen Zhu received a grant from the William Penn Foundation to recreate H.G. Wells classic novel “War of the Worlds” in an interactive experience that will be played in the city of Philadelphia over the course of several months. The project mixes game play with site-specific live performances around a narrative that the city must prepare for an impending alien attack.
The Department of Digital Media welcomes the first students of our new doctoral program in Digital Media. Chelsea Myers, Kenneth Chen and Robert Gray started their doctoral studies with the start of the 2015/16 Winter term on January 4th, 2016.