Media Arts and Game Development Expo April 16

The Media Arts and Game Development (MAGD) Expo will take place on Mon., Apr. 16, in the University Center. April 16th is also Foursquare Day (4sqDay), a social media holiday, so everyone is encouraged to check in at as many university locations as possible during the day!

Attendees will be able to test games and view 2- and 3-dimensional art, and listen to speakers from the game industry: Neil Glancy, vice president and creative director of the Fun Machine game studio, and Matthew Rathbone, lead engineer for Foursquare.

If you are interested in learning more about video games, Andersen Library has resources!

cover of bookSearch Andersen Library’s catalog to find books about the technology of game design, the history of gaming, or social and educational aspects of video games. Among the titles you could find are: Replay: The history of video games (3rd-floor Main Collection, GV1469.3 .D66 2010), Video games and learning: Teaching and participatory culture in the digital age (3rd-floor Main Collection, GV1469.3 .S76 2011), and Video game spaces: Image, play, and structure in 3D game worlds (3rd-floor Main Collection, GV1469.3 .N58 2008).

Andersen Library also has consoles (Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii and Nintendo 3DS) and a collection of video games (browse the 2nd-floor collection or search the catalog to find titles, e.g., xbox titles).

Search article databases for articles such as “Designing social videogames for educational uses” (Computers & Education, 2012, vol.58:no.1, pp.250-262, doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2011.08.014) and “Integrating dynamic full-body motion devices in interactive 3D entertainment” (IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications, 2002, vol.22:no.4, pp.76-86), and “Bringing VR and spatial 3D interaction to the masses through video games” (IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications, 2008, vol.28:no.5, pp.10-15).

Please ask a librarian for assistance with finding materials.

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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