Game On! Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the XBox
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum 600 South Gregory Street Urbana
Video games, be they PC games or games for dedicated consoles like the Xbox or the Wii, are now relatively ubiquitous among American households and have quickly become more than just another entertainment medium. Hector Postigo discusses characteristics of video game culture, focusing on user-generated content such as machinima, fan modifications, and co-creative production. Reflections on these characteristics suggest a new era of consumer participation in content production that necessitates a refashioning of our understanding of ownership in commercial media content.
Cosponsors: Department of History; Illinois Informatics Institute; College of Media; WILL Public Media
Department of Broadcasting, Telecommunications & Mass Media, Temple University