UCF Games Research Group
March 7, 2017: 11:00 – 12:00
Attending: Anastasia, Mel, Anne, Sara, Amanda, Eric, Patty, Natalie, Joey, Mark, Emily, Amy, Kevin
- FDG Deadline extended to March 13th! Doctoral Consortium March 27th!
- Don’t forget – HASTAC by April 7th, including games showcase!
- March 20th Eric Champion talk
- Log your writing on the FunLog! Report bugs & make requests for FunLog to Amy here!
- Next meeting Wednesday, March 29 at 10:30.
Demo: Anne — Badge-making on the Embroidery Machine:
- Threading, one color at a time, auto-cuts
- Can bring patterns on a USB drive
- PES format for patterns to use in the machine
Check-ins and Goal Setting:
- Natalie: working on the game she’s presenting with Peter in a week — board game prototype for archaeology conference based on Peruvian folk art. Reminder: March 20th Eric Champion is coming to UCF and will talk games and other cool stuff! 10 – 11:30am
- Joey: working on article for Computers in Education — previous attempts unsuccessful, but pulling from dissertation experiment education game and study. Goal is everything but the intro by the next meeting
- Mel: completed book manuscript this weekend!!!! Now need to make it shorter and do all the things to turn it in. Conference on Race and Intellectual Property coming up in April, long paper needs writing. Went to CSCW ACM workshops w/ project Pam – Emily – Anastasia – collaborators on for participatory game design. Potential for participatory research with high schoolers, but going to start with teenage college students.
- Anne: apparently writing an FDG paper, has to be done by Monday. Trying to finish up game for ELO, working with Joey on badge project and working with Peter Telep on gamification things.
- Mark: sick and sparing us the plague by attending virtually. Friday: working bibliography and timetable for completion of the dissertation ready to go. Went to PCA SW, presented on Walking Dead. Going to be published in Florida studies (news spoiled last meeting 🙂 and working on dissertation, refocusing on narrative mods.
- Eric: submitted draft of prospectus and got feedback, working on a new draft by the 20th. Doing an FDG paper. Gave a guest lecture in Nick’s Digital Rhetoric class on using rhetoric in a way into game studies, moving past narratology – ludology.
- Sara: Finished writing methodology and chose a game based on CIA mind control experiments, adding context for that to bibliography, full prospectus drafts by the time we meet next time as well as a version for doctoral consortium.
- Amanda: In exams, still vertical for the most part. Found first videogame ever been interested in playing: Never Alone.
- Emily: got article in on Judaic Studies with Amy, went to half of THATCamp. IRB internal audit went well (they are collecting data for accreditation next year). Goals: doing something for HASTAC or FDG maybe, unless the deadline passes, working on another grant and conference paper and trying to publish something about dissertation.
- Amy: game got chosen for capstone class from Mike’s team, going to do more of it than expected and have prototype for DH 2017. Submitted for I/ITSEC with Emily, got accept to Agricultural History conference in June. Got an article accepted to Florida Studies from dissertation. Taking over the Fun Log (yay!) so send badges / ideas / etc. Bringing pics from cruise and doing nothing next week!
- Peter: discovered Snapchat. (Note: a recent article says old people use Snapchat more than young people now, which may or may not be relevant to this.) Went to GDC last week and wrote a paper for another conference while at GDC and worked on game with Natalie.
- Kevin: Got accepted to grad school at UCF (yay!) getting a digital media MA and looking for scholarships and support. Goals: $ or fellowships or anything with a “ship” at the end.