Games Institute Podcast

By Games Institute

Marisa Benjamin, Research Communications Officer, and Toben Racicot, English PhD candidate co-host the Official Games Institute (GI) podcast. Every episode we spotlight a researcher from the GI and interview them about how their research impacts the study and culture of games and interactive technologies. The unfortunate reality of academia is that a lot of the great research findings never reach public audiences. Or, when it does, several years have passed and it's already outdated. This problem has to do with how research is communicated. Scholarly research is shared with scholarly audiences who exist within the same scholarly bubble. Do you subscribe to scholarly journals? Attend scholarly conferences? Likely not. A podcast allows us to pop the bubble and bring you research discussions as they're happening. We invite researchers to sit down and talk about what they're up to. No word counts, no jargon, no registration or subscription fee. You get to hear about the GI researchers' successes - and failures - and learn about the person behind the scholarly curtain.

  1. 1.
    Dungeons & Dragons One Shot: Cryptid Nature Conservatory
    2:49:35
  2. 2.
    034: Animal Studies and Untitled Goose Game with Nicholas Hobin
    1:00:08
  3. 3.
    033: Narrative Structures and Gameplay in Role-Playing Games with Sabrina Sgandurra
    48:37
  4. 4.
    032: The Origin Story of the HCI Games Group with Dr. Lennart Nacke
    1:03:22
  5. 5.
    031: Child Computer Interaction and Games for Health with Alessandra Luz
    1:04:14
  6. 6.
    030: Haptic Research and the Haptiverse with Pelisha Samithamby
    48:17
  7. 7.
    029: VR Exergames and Social Robotics with John Muñoz
    1:00:27
  8. 8.
    028: Competitive Cultures and WoW with Jenn Rickert
    59:56
  1. 9.
    027: Apocalyptic Video Game Narratives with Pamela Maria Schmidt
    1:09:31
  2. 10.
    026: COVID Update
    56:35
  3. 11.
    025: Five Nights at Freddy's Panel with Betsy Brey and Pamela Maria Schmidt
    1:08:03
  4. 12.
    024: Horizon Zero Dawn Multidisciplinary Panel with John Harris, Nicholas Hobin, and Karina Arrambide
    1:20:13
  5. 13.
    023: Cooperative Games Panel with Lindsay Meaning, Marcela Bomfim, and Rina Wehbe
    1:07:59
  6. 14.
    022: Merging Form and Content with Justin Carpenter
    1:03:43
  7. 15.
    021: Gameful Solutions with Maximilian Altmeyer
    57:15
  8. 16.
    020: Game Poetics and Iterative Design with AC Atienza
    55:06
  9. 17.
    019: Destiny & Cross-Disciplinary Interactive Experiences with Lia A. Black
    51:50
  10. 18.
    018: Responsible Research and Ethical Innovation with Grace Wright
    50:00
  11. 19.
    017: Queer Intimate Fandoms with Elise Vist
    1:07:50
  12. 20.
    016: Systems of Discovery with Neil Randall
    55:33
  13. 21.
    015: 2019 in Review
    9:54
  14. 22.
    Dungeons & Dragons 5e One Shot: The Isle of Caire Ankrah
    2:39:25
  15. 23.
    014: Wisdom Psychology and Games with Igor Grossmann
    1:08:02
  16. 24.
    013: Comic Book Scholarship with Three Panel Contrast
    1:22:06
  17. 25.
    012: Revisiting Player Profiles & Personalization with Stuart Hallifax
    1:02:47
  18. 26.
    011: Variantology: Video Games and Comic Books with Michael Hancock
    1:10:35
  19. 27.
    010: Farming Simulators and Achievement Hunting with Sid Heeg
    1:02:53
  20. 28.
    009: IMMERSe & Knowledge Mobilization with Krystyna Oakman
    37:38
  21. 29.
    008: Player Profiles & Customization with Stuart Hallifax
    1:05:26
  22. 30.
    007: Public Health Systems with Marina Wada
    48:23
  23. 31.
    006: User Personalization Research with Gustavo Tondello
    49:15
  24. 32.
    005: Video Games & Mental Health with Tina Chan
    41:52
  25. 33.
    004: Virtual Reality Narratives with Alex Fleck
    50:52
  26. 34.
    003: Cooperative Gaming with Rina Wehbe
    36:28
  27. 35.
    002: Asymmetric Play with John Harris
    1:07:10
  28. 36.
    001: Meet the Hosts
    52:45

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