Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks

MIT Building 4, Room 231 Cambridge, MA

Ethan Gilsdorf will discuss some of the themes of his new book, Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms.

Button Mash: Gender and Gaming at MIT

MIT Building N25, Room 373 5 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA

Issues around gender and gaming, as well as an opportunity for female MIT students who play digital games to come together to talk and play.

Philip Jones: “Gaming in Color”

MIT Media Lab, Room 633 75 Amherst St., Cambridge, MA

Gaming in Color is a full length documentary of the story of the queer gaming community, gaymer culture and events, and the rise of LGBTQ themes in video games.

Barbie and Mortal Kombat 20 Years Later

MIT Building 56, Room 114 Access via 21 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Yasmin Kafai and Gabriela Richard expand the discussions on gender, race, and sexuality in gaming.