Dr. Nina Huntemann presents "Video Game Violence: It’s Not What You Think"
Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 7 p.m.

Dr. Huntemann will address the issue of violence in video games and its influences on players. She presents the facts and dispels the myths about media violence. Video games do not make us act violently, but playing video games does change us in profound ways. Video games advocate a world where violence is justified, rewarded, vigilante-style, revenge-oriented, autonomous, consequence-less, and escalating. The influences of this world view are examined and, as an alternative to censorship, media literacy skills are presented as a more effective strategy for parents of gamer kids.

Bio: Nina Huntemann, Ph.D. Is an associate professor of media at Suffolk University. She is the co-editor of Joystick Soldiers: The Politics of Play in Military Video Games (Routledge, 2010) and the producer of Game Over: Gender, Race & Violence in Video Games (MEF, 2000). Find out more about Dr. Huntemann at www.mediacritica.net.



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