Presentation Title

Reimagining Gender: Negotiating Codified Gender in Games

Presenter Information

Paolino Caputo

Location

IB 1010

Start Date

19-3-2016 4:00 PM

End Date

19-3-2016 4:15 PM

Abstract

Game making offers a unique opportunity for creators to bring to life universes that do not exist. In this act of creation, the game maker is given the tools to restructure the limits of not only the physical world, but the limits of the social world as well. As an influential cultural product, games have the potency to help players restructure their own understanding about higher social structures. This philosophical reflection examines personal struggles with a restrictive gender code and discusses the ways in which feminine figures in game culture shaped my concept of a sexual self. The presentation concludes with a plea for the reimagination of gender through this unique creative process.

Department

Visual Arts

Faculty Advisor

Alan Brandoli

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Reimagining Gender: Negotiating Codified Gender in Games

IB 1010

Game making offers a unique opportunity for creators to bring to life universes that do not exist. In this act of creation, the game maker is given the tools to restructure the limits of not only the physical world, but the limits of the social world as well. As an influential cultural product, games have the potency to help players restructure their own understanding about higher social structures. This philosophical reflection examines personal struggles with a restrictive gender code and discusses the ways in which feminine figures in game culture shaped my concept of a sexual self. The presentation concludes with a plea for the reimagination of gender through this unique creative process.