Kishonna Gray - Co-Produced with CoAS+ Calendar 1899-12-30 12:30:00 1899-12-30 13:30:00 America/Detroit Kishonna Gray - Co-Produced with CoAS T429 Lear Auditorium & live stream
From #EpicWins to #TechFails: The Intersectional (in)accessibility of gaming technologies
This talk provided a cultural interrogation into the (in)accessibility of gaming technologies. By exploring, the Xbox Kinect, Adaptive Controllers, facial recognition, and other surveillance technologies, I explore the potentials of innovative advances in gaming and its impact on culture. Gaming hash become the "canary in the coal mine" in providing a roadmap for possibilities and pitfalls in the gaming world but it's important to explore the technological limits along the lines of marginalized identity.
Like all institutions, Design imposes its power through policies, procedures, and practice and is subject to its own inherited biases. The lasting permanence of our professional decisions requires us to pay particular attention to the injustices that result from our work and to seek Design Justice wherever possible. Architecture has the power to speak to the language of the people it serves, we as designers, are at our best when we are willing to serve the people without power.
About Dr. Gray
Kishonna L. Gray is an associate professor in Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies at the University of Kentucky. She is also a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. She is the author of Race, Gender, and Deviance in Xbox Live and the coeditor of Feminism in Play and Woke Gaming: Digital Challenges to Oppression and Social Injustice.
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