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Friday, October 6 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
ThinkIndie: Games and Politics: Taking Action (breakout group)

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In this informal, workshop-style session, IndieCade community members are invited to join the speakers from the "Games and Politics: Where Do We Stand?" town hall in thinking through concrete ways that we can take political action through games and play. What opportunities are there for activism through the development and study of games? How can we come together as games professionals and players to support social justice?

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Lishan AZ

Lishan AZ is a game designer and writer who creates experiences that blend digital and non-digital play while inviting players to collaborate in shared spaces. Her work explores Black women's resistance, identity and historical perspectives. Lishan's M.F.A. thesis, Tracking Ida... Read More →
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Jane Pinckard

Miyuki Jane Pinckard is a writer, critic, and educator who has studied the culture of video games for fifteen years. She's spoken about building safer, more inclusive spaces at conferences including the Game Developers Conference and the Queer Games Conference. She's served as Vice... Read More →
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Aaron Trammell

Aaron Trammell is an assistant professor in the Department of Informatics at UC Irvine. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers in 2015 and spent a year at the Annenberg School of Communication at USC as a postdoctoral researcher. Aaron’s... Read More →
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Emilia Yang

Director, AMA y No Olvida, Memory Museum Against Impunity
Emilia Yang is a nicaraguan human rights and feminist activist, artist, and researcher. Her work has been interconnected with digital communications, film, performance, and public art. Her interests are futuristic and memory media practices and their role in the political imagination... Read More →

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Bonnie Ruberg

Bonnie Ruberg, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of digital media and games in the Department of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. From 2015 - 2017, they served as a Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Southern California in the Interactive Media and... Read More →

Friday October 6, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm PDT
((MAIN)) Araki Education Center