Game Cutification

When:
all-day
2013-11-18T00:00:00-05:00
2013-11-19T00:00:00-05:00
Where:
IRLT
Cost:
Free

On November 18, Dr. Emily Flynn-Jones, a Banting Post-Doctoral Fellow gave a talk for IRLT members. She described the contemporary consumer aesthetic of cute, which has a dark history, seeped in international politics and negatively gendered connotations. Yet, we are sold cute in a variety of forms as positive play. This talk focused on the culture of cute games and electronic toys in the context of gender and history, and discussed what types of games are being played with cute objects on cultural and personal levels.