39A Queen’s Park Crescent East, Toronto

Rationalizing Play: A Critical Theory of Digital Gaming

Tuesday March 1 6:00 - 9:00 PM
SARA GRIMES Faculty of Information (iSchool), University of Toronto
Special guest Andrew Feenberg, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University

Sara Grimes researches and teaches in the areas of children’s digital media culture(s), digital game studies, critical theories of technology and play. Her current research tracks the growing phenomenon of child- generated digital content in digital games and online environments, focusing on what this development means for children’s cultural rights, existing regulatory frameworks and industry standards of practice.
The workshop constructs a new framework for the study of games as sites of social rationalization, applying Feenberg’s critical theory of technology.

This workshops is open to all within and outside academia. You are encouraged to register online.

McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology
39A Queens Park Crescent E. – Parking available off 121 St. Joseph St. Toronto [map]

March 1, 2016