DIGI Colloquium: Jonathan Baillehache – “How to Teach a Game You Can’t Beat”

Jonathan Baillehache will share and reflect on some of the specific benefits and challenges that emerge from teaching with and about digital-born cultural artifacts. The Digital Arts Library – a UGA faculty-curated humanities collection dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of artistic creation with computers – has offered Baillehache an opportunity to bring into the classroom a variety of hardware and software often unfamiliar to students. Baillehache will share questions on how to transmit the literacy and critical tools implied by artifacts that require to be traversed non-exhaustively, going against students’ expectations to read a book or a movie ‘exhaustively’ through a cognitively trivial effort. In other words: why and how to teach digital artifacts that seem impossible to ever ‘beat’ because of lack of skill and/or time?

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:00am

DigiLab, 3rd floor, Main Library

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Office of Research, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
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