Multimedia & Perspectives on Games

I’m currently teaching 2 courses at the Amsterdam University College: ‘Multimedia’ & ‘Perspective on Games’. It’s great to teach both courses (which I have developed together with my colleage Marc Tuters). Closely working together with the students and getting them engaged, remains an exciting and inspiring challenge. In the Multimedia course  we construct a genealogy of multimedia using cybernetics. It illuminates the aspects involved in shaping the politics of information, thereby creating an mesoscopic historical understanding of multimedia as complex phenomena. The Perspectives on Games course has a more practical style. We examine the ways in which games have altered aspects of how we analyze, conceptualize, and define ourselves. In particular, we will look at the ways in which games offer us new challenges to subjective engagement (i.e., how we understand mediated experiences of embodiment) and culture.

Our work and research is published on 2 blogs: the Multimedia Course Blog & the Perspectives on Games Blog. If you share our interest, check it out!

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