• Japanese Video Games

    Getting to Know Japan Webinar (via Zoom) -- 1000 (JST) 8 November 2022

    Dr. Ryan Scheiding, an expert on the Japanese video game industry, will deliver an introductory lecture detailing the history of the industry in Japan and its impact on the United States and the world. Dr. Scheiding will also discuss his research on depictions of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in popular Japanese video game titles before we transition to Q&A.


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    This event is a part of YCAPS' "Getting to Know Japan Series" co-sponsored by The United States-Japan Foundation (USJF).


    Dr. Ryan Scheiding is an incoming Assistant Professor of Digital Media (Game Studies & Game Design) at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. Formerly he was a MITACS Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Unity Technologies & Concordia University. He earned his Ph.D. in the Communication Studies Program at Concordia University (2021). While at Concordia he was affiliated with the Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) research lab, the mlab, and the Media History Research Centre (MHRC). Prior to this, he received MAs at the University of Waterloo in History and at York University in Communication & Culture. He also completed a graduate diploma in Asian Studies from the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR). His research is primarily concerned with the collective memory of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as expressed through video games. You can find his work in Loading and RePlaying Japan. He also creates video games in Twine and RPG Maker MV.


    Format: This event will be off-the-record. Questions are encouraged. It will not be recorded.

    Registration: Required Link
    Moderators: Lucy Amaral

    Webinar Cost: Free of charge

    Co-sponsors: United States-Japan Foundation

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