August 18, 2010
Christopher Paul , who researches
digital media, is a featured presenter at the Penny Arcade Expo, or PAX, on
September 4. He is part of a panel presentation, “We Study Games
Professionally: Academic Research and Game Studies,” that looks at
academic studies on the effects of gaming, how games work, and their meaning in
today’s society. The three day PAX conference is one of the largest
consumer-focused conferences on gaming and is held at the Seattle Convention
In October, he will be
presenting “Participating in Sustainable Acts?: The Rhetorical Force of
Balance in Massively Multiplayer Online Games,” at the Association of Internet
Researchers Conference in Sweden. His presentation there examines
subscription-based online games and the impacts of the presumption by players
and game designers that these games should be meritocracies. He will be joined
by leading researches in the field for this discussion.
Paul, an Assistant Professor who
teaches in the Communication Department, researches the rhetoric of digital
media, with a current focus on video games.
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