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Colonialism in Board Games

Mikael Jakobsson and I recently had a chance to discuss our research in colonialist themes in board games and making counter-colonialist games this past March, through a presentation at GDC’s Board Game Design Day and on Geoff Engelstein and Gil

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BostonFIG Talks & Learns 2019

This year, BostonFIG is excited to present two back-to-back days of content for the independent game creator communities! Join us on Saturday, February 9, and Sunday, February 10th for BostonFIG Talks and BostonFIG Learns!

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BostonFIG Talks & Learns 2019

This year, BostonFIG is excited to present two back-to-back days of content for the independent game creator communities! Join us on Saturday, February 9, and Sunday, February 10th for BostonFIG Talks and BostonFIG Learns!

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IAP 2019: Board Games and Counter Colonialism in the Americas

IAP Class, limited enrollment: What messages and ideologies are embedded in the games we play, why does it matter, and how can we do better? In this two day workshop, we will look at contemporary board games with colonialist themes set in the Americas. We will discuss and play the games using a critical postcolonial lens in order to see how we can understand the function of these cultural artifacts in a greater political context. We will look at problematic issues which are prevalent in current commercial games, but we will also look at examples of counter-colonialist games.

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IAP 2019: Board Games and Counter Colonialism in the Americas

IAP Class, limited enrollment: What messages and ideologies are embedded in the games we play, why does it matter, and how can we do better? In this two day workshop, we will look at contemporary board games with colonialist themes set in the Americas. We will discuss and play the games using a critical postcolonial lens in order to see how we can understand the function of these cultural artifacts in a greater political context. We will look at problematic issues which are prevalent in current commercial games, but we will also look at examples of counter-colonialist games.

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MIT Game Lab X Lewis Music Library: Disco & Games over IAP!

Resident Game Lab DJ/Research Scientist Philip Tan is hosting music listening sessions this IAP at the Lewis Music Library as part of his Discotheque: Music & Technology lecture series.

Drop by for any of the next Thursday sessions, at the Lewis Music Library, lecture is 3-4pm, music is 4-5pm!

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