Serious Games and Rhetoric: 21 Days (Syrian Refugee Game) and the Rhetoric of Failure

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Video games can be political. Many video games try to convey a certain ideology. The rhetoric of video games has evolved into a variety of forms, from explicit to implicit. In this session, we will play the simulation game "21 Days" about the Syrian refugee crisis produced by Seoul National University in South Korea. Through this, we shall consider whether a rhetoric unique to video games is possible. We shall further explore the possibilities and limits of developing pedagogical games for universities.

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Event Location: 
John Hope Franklin Center, room 130