Course Video & Notes

Class 12 – 11/28/18; “The Future of Video Games” + “Game On: Become the Most Profitable Developers” + “Concilliations & Conclusions”

For reasons that as I understand it cannot be explained other than by “the Ghost in the Machine”, the video of this very fun class is not available. The Lecture Capture equipment ended recording another classroom. In a strange way, this may be better – as this particular class may well live on to be romanticized beyond what is reasonable. Certainly it will be in my mind, and speaking personally, I have no problem with that. However to ground us in at least some semblance of what actually happened as we weave our individual narratives, the actual slides are attached…. 😉

Jon

Class 11 – 11/21/18; “Controlling the Controllers: Privacy & Cultures” + “The European Union and copyright”

Video and slides from class. My slides were a bit too large for posting and had to be split into two parts…

Jon

Class 10 – 11/14/18; “Mass Effect-s” + “Mobile Gaming: The ‘Freemium’ Model & The Law”

Slides and video below. Unfortunately there is another unexplained video outage (still being investigated by UBC IT) part way through, but audio and slides are still there, and in reality that’s what is really needed.

Note that in  “Mobile Gaming” slides there is a part that there was not time for during the presentation about kids mobile games and COPPA violations in the US that you may find interesting.

Jon

Class 9 – 11/7/18; “Controlling Originality” + “Gamify Everything”

Slides & video here…

Jon

Class 8 – 10/31/18; “From Wheelbarrows to Holodecks: Conundrums of Technology & Law in the Future of Video-Games” + “esports”

Slides and video below…

Jon

Class 7 – 10/24/18; “What’s it all about…EULA?” + “Ratings and Censorship of Video Games”

Video and slides below. Sorry that the slides had to be split into 3 parts, the last two of which being the loot box section. That was even after culling the loot box section to really center on the Battlefront narrative, as that focuses the storytelling better without missing any essential components.

Jon

Class 6 – 10/17/18; “Consumers & Users As Creators & Connectors: Cases, Clauses, & Contexts” + “The Implications of Copyright Law on Video-game Streamers”

Slides & video from the class.

Jon

Talk at VGBA North; October 16, 2018

Was honoured to speak at the Video Game Bar Association event at the Centre for Digital Media on Tuesday October 16, 2018 on the subject of  A.I. & Video-Games. My slides can be found below…

Jon

Class 5 – 10/10/18; “Connecting Ourselves: Gamer Vulnerability in Virtual Realities” + ” Are You in Control of Your Mind?”

Video and slides below. Sorry that my slides had to be divided into two parts due to the size of the file.

Jon

Class 4 – 10/3/18; “Right to CreaTE or Rights to the Creation” + “Our Virtual Rights: Virtually Non-Existent?”

Slides & video below…

Jon