Unfortunately, although we will continue to maintain our Ning presence, we're being held to a small number of members, and can't add anyone. If you'd like to join VGHVI, please subscribe at our blog, VGHVI.org, and join our Facebook group!
The Video Games and Human Values Initiative is an interdisciplinary nexus for online courses and online scholarly activities like symposia, research fellowships, and our journal, Proceedings of the VGHVI (see tab above). All these activities are designed to advance our understanding of how video games and their culture can shape our values constructively for the enrichment of society.
This social network is the hub, but there's one spoke that's of crucial importance, our wiki. If you're here, you should be there, too. Among other things, it's got a page devoted to the logistics of getting all of us playing together. You need to request membership to take full advantage of what a wiki can do, but I promise it's painless.
And once you've done that, I urge you also to subscribe to the RSS feed for the VGHVI blog (also to be found below). It's the best way to keep up-to-date with what's going on here.
This is an open group, so please join up if you want to take part in our new interdisciplinary, interinstitutional, even ecumenical conversation about video games, and to help shape its future. The initiative is for gamers and non-gamers, academics and non-academics, students and teachers, parents and their high-school and college kids. That is, it's for you--so don't hesitate to join if you're excited--or concerned--about what video games are doing in our society.
Here's a little video UConn did about one of the Living Epic courses, CAMS 3208 (Gaming) Homer. Enjoy!
With the changes in Ning, we've decided to open up a new branch office in WordPress, especially for planning our multiplayer nights, which as you know are usually on Thursdays at 9:30 Eastern.
With it comes an easy to remember address: vghvi.org, and an easy way to subscribe either to all VGHVI content or just to event-related content. We hope to see you over there, and especially at an upcoming multiplayer night. This Thursday we're…
I took my son to a friend's house the other night and they had four X-Boxes setup. Gaming is a big deal with teens these days. A Facebook Application Analytics survey revealed that games are growing among teens. I would love to have some insight on how to address the issues at hand with my teens.
How are you all teaching kids to discriminate between decent and repulsive… Continue
Hello everyone! I write about virtual worlds at my personal blog Look In The Air. Many of the posts are not directly related to the subject matter of this community, so I don't plan on posting everything I write to VGHVI. For topics that do overlap, I will try and add them. Thankful for the opportunity to contribute!
In the wake of the exciting "Art History of Games" conference in Atlanta, where some extraordinarily interesting questions about the nature of the several things we call "games" were given room to grow, I want to treat Thursday's group playthrough of the beginning of KOTOR as an opportunity to talk about whether the thing that I'm calling "… Continue
Hey, did anyone hear that a game called Bayonetta came out? A couple people wrote about it. I don't really want to edge in on Critical Distance's Critical Compilations, though, so I'm going to try and break some of them down into component parts about things like female sexuality and empowerment (which is the bulk of it) and about other issues in the game that showed up in other places this month, such as how games handle religion (yes, that topic is still kicking).
With the changes in Ning, we've decided to open up a new branch office in WordPress, especially for planning our multiplayer nights, which as you know are usually on Thursdays at 9:30 Eastern.With it comes an easy to remember address: vghvi.org, and an easy way to subscribe either to all VGHVI content or just to event-related content. We hope to see you over there, and especially at an upcoming multiplayer night. This Thursday we're playing simultaneous Mass…See More