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Bosniak is an official selection in the Etowah Film Festival James Biddle and Booker T. Mattison

Booker T. Mattison with James Biddle (Editor),  Bosniak is an official selection in the Etowah Film Festival in Etowah, GA (virtual).

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Ungubani (Who Are You?) is an official selection in the Harlem International Film Festival Booker T. Mattison and Garland McLaurin

Booker T. Mattison with Garland McLaurin (Cinematography) , Ungubani (Who Are You?) is an official selection in the Harlem International Film Festival in New York City (virtual) September 10-13. This film is also an official selection in the Deep in the Heart Film Festival in Waco, TX September 24-29 (virtual); the Roxbury International Film Festival […]

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How to: Play Like a Feminist in 2020 Shira Chess

Chess, S. (2020).  “How to: Play Like a Feminist in 2020.” Plenary Keynote presentation for the Electronic Literature Organization. (Conference was moved online due to COVID-19.) July 17, 2020. Abstract: I wrote Play Like a Feminist in 2018 and 2019, and then in 2020, the rules, the constraints, and the foci of our world changed. […]

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Play like a Feminist by Dr. Shira Chess Shira Chess

Description: “You play like a girl”: it’s meant to be an insult, accusing a player of subpar, un-fun playing. If you’re a girl, and you grow up, do you “play like a woman”—whatever that means? In this provocative and enlightening book, Shira Chess urges us to play like feminists. Furthermore, she urges us to play […]

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EULAs as Unbalanced Contractual Power Between an Organization and its (Unannounced and Underage) Users: A Mobile Game Textual Analysis.

Jeffrey Duncan (Grady Ph.D. Student) and Taylor Voges (Grady Ph.D. Student).  EULAs as Unbalanced Contractual Power Between an Organization and its (Unannounced and Underage) Users: A Mobile Game Textual Analysis. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. San Francisco, August 6-9, 2020 * This paper won the Top Student Paper Award, Critical and Cultural Studies […]

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Booker T. Mattison’s latest short film, “Ungubani (Who Are You?)” Booker T. Mattison

Booker T. Mattison’s latest short film, “Ungubani (Who Are You?),” has been picked up by The Urban Movie Channel, which will distribute it beginning January 2021. The Urban Movie Channel is an over-the-top SVOD service operated by the AMC Networks. It was formed by Robert L. Johnson, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, in 2015. […]

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Effectiveness of a Branching Narrative to Positively Impact Messaging Around Sexual Assault Shira Chess

Abstract: Sexual assault affects one in four women in the United States. Recent studies show that college is the time when sexual assaults are most likely to occur. Prevention involves educating audiences to identify unsafe situations from a variety of perspectives – from potential victims, to bystanders, to perpetrators. In short, this project seeks to […]

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). Casual Bodies are Hybrid Bodies. In Hybrid Play: Crossing Boundaries in Game Design, Player Identities, and Place Spaces. Shira Chess

Abstract: “Casual game” is an industry term that is often used derisively or dismissively—it is a catch-all meant to indicate a style of play but is often deployed like a genre. The term increasingly infers a discursive list of game genres: Match-3, invest/express, hidden object, and puzzle games all fall under the purview of what […]

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Roger Ebert’s Film Festival: A Space of Wonder. Nathaniel H. Kohn

Nathaniel Kohn and Kristi Amatucci, Roger Ebert’s Film Festival: A Space of Wonder. To be presented at the Reframing Film Festivals: Histories, Economies, Cultures International Film Studies Conference, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari, Italy, 25-26 March, 2020. Abstract: Turner’s notion of liminal space as a transformative space between phases of separation and incorporation is […]

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Booker T Mattison’s film “Ungubani (Who Are You?)” Booker T. Mattison

Booker T Mattison‘s film “Ungubani (Who Are You?)” won ‘Best of Competition‘ in the Narrative Category of the BEA Festival of Media Arts. Garland McLaurin was the cinematographer on the film.  The film will screen during the awards ceremony at the BEA Convention in Las Vegas in April, 2020.

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