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Faculty News : Dec 11, 2015

DW’s Marko Suvajdzic presents video game research at ‘Consciousness Reframed’ in Shanghai

By Frances Verjano

Digital Worlds Faculty Marko Suvajdzic presented his paper, “Gamifying Reality: How Should History Intersect with Fantasy,” at the Consciousness Reframed conference on Nov. 20th-21st,  in Shanghai, China.

Consciousness Reframed (CR) s a forum for transdisciplinary inquiry into art, science, technology, and consciousness, drawing upon the expertise and insights of artists, designers, architects, performers, musicians, writers, scientists and scholars from many countries. In the past, CR conferences have taken place in Australia, Austria, China, England, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Norway, Portugal and Wales.

Suvajdzic’s research aimed to analyze the field of historically based gaming, and the manner in which video games recreate the memories of factual events, he said.

Following his presentation at the conference, Suvajdzic was invited to give a two-hour lecture to a group of students at the Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts (SIVA).

“As the only CR presenter to receive such an invitation, I was honored to be invited,” he said. “I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to deliver a lecture and present my work to Chinese students.”

At SIVA, Suvajdzic also presented his research on video games, discussed careers in the video game industry and introduced students to the programs offered at Digital Worlds to pursue a career in digital media.

The students seemed very interested in his work, he said. “The students look forward to learning more about the opportunities offered at Digital Worlds.”