Class 3 – 9/23/20; “Epic’s epic epic. & other things” (Synchronous Q&A/Discussion) & “Legal, Normative & Cultural Perspectives on Mods and Modding of Japanese Video Games”
Video and slides below…
In yesterdays’ discussion we talked about the differences between the attitudes of Japanese and North American video-game companies towards mods. Below, if of interest, you will also find video of a talk I gave at a UBC conference in February 2015 about Japanese video-games that deals with that subject. Unfortunately the audio is imperfect. Have also found my original slides which are also below.
Just wanted to follow up on the last week’s presentation with a short video on racism in video games. I was planning on showing a portion of this video during the presentation but due to time constraints ended up cutting it out. The video features a short interview with Terrence Miller, an African American Hearthstone player who made it to the finals of a live streamed competition in 2016. During the match, he was subjected to so much racism that the moderators could not keep up.
Thought it was interesting to see him talk about the incident first hand and gain some other insights on the problem of racism in video game culture.
Hope you find this useful!
Class 7 – 10/23/19; “Connecting Ourselves: Gamer Vulnerability in Virtual Realities Part 3” + “Copyright Law and YouTube/Twitch Gameplay” + “Patenting AI-Generated Inventions”
Slides and video (such as it is) below. Unfortunately only the first 2/3’s (roughly) of my talk was recorded, nor were either of the student presentations. The lecture capture team has advised it looks like there was a network interruption in the recording system. We would not have noticed any interruption because the recording system is on a different network from the in-room display system which which continued on flawlessly after the recorder disconnected. Although they are still checking it looks like the footage we have is all there is.
Also had to split my slides into two parts because of upload limits. Apologies for the inconvenience.