Video games have a unique capacity to generate intimate affects, and my games of choice push us to rethink our assumptions about what constitutes intimacy more broadly.
Podcast: Anne Balsamo, “Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work”
In her transmedia project, Designing Culture, Anne Balsamo investigates the way in which culture influences the process of technological innovation.
Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work
Drawing on her experiences working as part of collaborative research-design teams that combine art/science/design/engineering, Anne Balsamo will describe her new research on public interactives and the infrastructures of public intimacy.
Podcast: “On the WOW Pod: A Design for Extimacy and Fantasy-Fulfillment for the World of Warcraft Addict”
A discussion about the inducement of pleasure, fantasy fulfillment, and the mediation of intimacy in a socially-networked gaming paradigm such as World of Warcraft.