Violence & Video Games
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 4 PM
The increased popularity of digital games has given rise to new areas of research on their uses and impact on society, education, art, and design. One area of research that has received a lot of attention has been on the effect of violent video games on those who play them. Much of this research, however, has neglected the most important variable: the players themselves.
Wannes Ribbens, a senior researcher and lecturer at the Institute for Media Studies at the University of Leuven, Belgium, will present his research on how the player–game relationship, playing styles, and perceived realism can be used to better understand the relationship between exposure to shooting games and desensitization to violence.
The talk will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, in 203 O’Kelly Hall and will also be streamed live at http://conted.breeze.und.nodak.edu/IDT (phone required).
This event is sponsored by the Instructional Design and Technology program in the College of Education and Human Development in conjunction with UND’s Working Group in Digital and New Media.
Parking InformationUnless special parking arrangements have been stated above, off-campus guests for this event may use the pay-as-you-go option in the Parking Ramp (corner of 2nd Ave N and Columbia Road), the Visitor Lot (off Centennial Drive), or a Parking Meter. Parking in any other parking lot on-campus requires a parking pass which can be purchased directly through UND Parking Services, Twamley Hall Rm 204 (M, W-F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM and Tu 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM).