Serious Games: “Avatar Nation”

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The RCID Serious Game Colloquium met on Monday, Nov 17, from 11am-12noon in the Class of 1941 Studio.

Cynthia Haynes presented

“Avatar Nation: A Space Opera”

followed by an open
discussion.

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The lecture was open to the Clemson community. In the context of serious games, the presentation considered how avatars inhabit the space of open identity and engender poetic existence.

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The far right caption in the balloon reads: “Ishnu’a la shindu Sin’ Dorei” [or “bless you fallen children of the light”]

Cynthia’s various avatars were disclosed:

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The talk was addressed to students and faculty interested in virtual worlds, digital expression, online identity, video game design, game studies, and gender studies. … Afterwards, the audience–two of which are pic.k.ed for a showcase here, Anthony Collamati and Josephine Walwema, as representative RCID-ers–joined in on discussions:

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R C I D ROCKs … and ROCKs and ROCKs

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